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About Teacup Bichon Frise

Country of Origin, History of Teacup Bichon Frises

The Bichon Frise is an old breed dating back to at least the 13 century. While associated as a French breed, he actually has Mediterranean origins and is related to the Maltese. He is descended from a Water Spaniel and quickly became a favorite of many.

Through travels and trading, he landed in France and quickly became popular with the French Royal Court in the 16th century.

Because of his good nature and lively spirit, he was favored as a companion and lap dog, but was also routinely depicted in artwork of the day. He went on to serve as a circus dog and entertainer, but now he is more known for being the family pet.

The teacup size of the Bichon Frise is not a recognized size class but instead refers to a Bichon Frise that is smaller than its breed standard. Teacup sized Bichon Frise are produced in a normal litter, and a breeder cannot guarantee the dog's adult size.

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A General Appearance of the Teacup Bichon Frise

The dog is known for his soft, fluffy white coat, and many people have even considered it to be a cotton ball kind of dog. His soft undercoat is topped with a curly outercoat. This gives the plush look that the dog is famous for and the hair that bounces back under your touch.

While he is primarily white, a teacup Bichon Frise may also have buff, cream, or apricot coloring on his ears or body, but it should never exceed 10% of the coloration. The dog should be predominantly white.

The Bichon Frise is a small, compact dog that has a plumed tail that is carried over his back. The average Bichon Frise is 10-18 pounds in weight and 9 ½-11 inches in height at the shoulder. Any dog smaller than 10 pounds would generally be considered the teacup size range.

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Teacup Bichon Frise Personality Traits

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The Spanish Water Dog is an extremely intelligent, fearless, ever-active, strong, attentive, happy and well balanced versatile working dog with strong herding, hunting and guardian instincts. It is a devoted companion. It is reserved, not shy, with strangers. They can be protective and territorial.

Are they suited to families with kids?

Most of them are good with children and other animals if properly socialized.


The Bichon Frise is one of the easiest dogs to train. It is an intelligent breed and wants to please. Use of motivational training with toys and treats makes training a snap. This is a popular breed in obedience and agility.

The breed can be more difficult to housetrain and a teacup Bichon Frise even harder due to the smaller size. Be prepared to be diligent and patient. Crate train your puppy well.

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Teacup Bichon Frise Activity Level

The teacup Bichon Frise is a more active toy dog than some of the other breeds, but most of his energy can be easily drained through short walks and good play sessions.

He is not a good couch potato dog, although he might enjoy this aspect of life too. Make sure to complement downtime with plenty of activities to keep his busy mind and body preoccupied.


There is a lot of grooming involved in the teacup Bichon Frise. His coat continues to grow, and it will require monthly maintenance to keep it in order. If not clipped monthly, the soft hair will easily tangle and mat.

His hair will also need to be brushed several times a week with a good pin brush in order to keep it mat free.

Your grooming routine should also include tooth brushing to avoid dental problems common to the breed as well as regular ear cleaning and toenail trimming.

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Health and Care

The Bichon Frise is generally considered a healthy breed. It does have a few health issues such as: autoimmune issues, allergies, dental disease, cancer, heart problems, bladder infections or stones, orthopedic problems like patellar luxation, and eye problems.

Most Bichon Frise will not have all of these issues and may never have any of them, but these are some of the most common problems.

Teacup Bichon Frise should always be vet checked for any conditions that might contribute to the smaller size like heart problems, liver conditions, etc.

They will require more care throughout their lives as there are increased risks when using vaccinations, medication, anesthesia, etc. Always consult with your veterinarian about your dog prior to giving it anything new. A very tiny dog can quickly be adversely affected.

Teacup Bichon Frise should not be allowed to jump on and off of furniture to protect their fragile bones and no rough playing with people or other dogs.

National Breed Clubs

Group: Non-Sporting Group.

AKC Popularity Ranking: Not recognized by AKC.

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