Bichon Frize is a popular dog and is a small dog. Their coat does not shed and they require grooming regularly. The Bichon Frize is a small dog and it weights from 10 to 18 lbs and its height range from 23 to 30 centimeters. The coat of bichon french has curly hairs on it and the nose is black in color. The body of bichon is even; all the body parts are in right proportion with each other. Generally bichon frise are affectionate, playful, feisty, sensitive and mannered. Bichon Frize love getting friendly with people. Bichon Frize loves to play and while playing they are so excited that they lose control over them and collapse onto the wall or any other obstacle. Bichon can be pet by asthmatic patient as it do not shed hair. Bichon Frize is expensive dog and as their coat is curly they need daily grooming and s lot of care. As their coat is curly, chances of infection are increased; they should be thoroughly groomed daily. While grooming excess hair needs to be removed near ears and pads. Tear staining is a major problem in bichon frise and this may be because of allergies, infections, and blocked tear duct or foreign substance in the eyes.
Hypoallergic breed is the second name given to bichon frise, as they are prone to allergies. Mostly bichon suffers from skin allergies and problems. Other health issues in bichon frise are cushing syndrome, dental disease, patellar luxation and cruciate ligament tears and bladder and kidney stones. A bichon frise lives for 12.2 yrs. The reason for death in bichon frise is old age, cancer, hematologic etc. Hemotologic death can be divided into two groups' ie autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AHA) and Immune-mediated thrombocytopenia (ITP). These two are mostly responsible for death of Bichon Frize.
AIHA and ITP
AIHA and ITP are responsible for bichon french's early death. The owners of bichon frise should always be conservative for the symptoms of these two. In AIHA, the immune system of the body work against itself ie self destruction of the red blood cell takes place. Its symptoms are weakness, energy loss. Vomiting, diarrhea, increase heartbeat, dark urine and pale gums. In ITP, the blood clotting power is lost ie blood platelets are destroyed. As soon as these symptoms are seeking consult the doctor immediately else it will lead to the dogs' death.