BICHON À POIL FRISÉ
FRANCE-BELGIUM / SIZE [22-28 cm] / WEIGHT [3-6 kg]
Origins: it is almost unknown, it should derive from the Bolognese breed. The “Havanais” selection, as the name clearly indicates, derives from some Bichons that Canaries sailors brought to Cuba, where it crossed with other water dogs.
Myth: This breed was literally a fixed guest of all European courts during the Renaissance.
Characteristics: cheerful and graceful, it is an excellent companion dog, the result of a long selection aimed at obtaining lively specimens: always in a good mood, never aggressive. Polite and clean, it is also a perfect "warning dog" because it is able to distinguish "normal" sounds from alarm signals. Its coat is hypoallergenic and water repellent.
Attitudes: affectionate and a bit of a fool, loves to be a clown and to learn endless series of exercises to please the master. It loves children but not large dogs; while with his peers, it often gets along well. It must stay indoors and never let alone.