What kind of dog does Susan Lucci have?

Susan Lucci, the famous soap star, has a Bichon Frise. You may have seen her on the Martha Stewart Apprentice show last week. The little, white fluff ball dog is a Bichon Frise. This breed has become widely popular in the last decade. The Bichon Frise won "Best in Show" at the Westminster Dog show a few years ago. In the past this breed was also used as circus dogs because they can jump very high. The Bichon Frise breed is a companion dog. They are cheerful and affectionate by nature. They do not shed, which is wonderful. However, you have to brush them on a daily basis or their hair will mat. They have curly white to apricot colored hair that is soft. They range from 7-15 pounds in weight. The Bichon Frise usually lives to at least 18 years in age, so they will be around with you for a long time. The Bichon Frise is a house dog. They require little exercise. Running around the house and playing tug-of-war often suffice. However, they are always up for a walk. The Bichon Frise breed tends to have bad knees and develop cataracts. I have a Bichon Frise that is 13 years old. She has bad knees, but still moves around quite well. In fact, most people think she is a puppy because she is small and perky. She has had knee surgery in the past.