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CHERIE
                                                                                   Bichon Frisé



                                                                                   Small cheerful and playful dog, with a
                                                                                   lively step, medium length muzzle, long
                                                                                   very loose corkscrew hair, very similar to
                                                                                   the coat of the Mongolian goat. The
                                                                                   carriage of the head is proud and tall,
                                                                                   the eyes dark, lively and expressive.
































            Descendant of the Poodle (in French 'Barbichon',
            then abbreviated to 'Bichon'), the Bichon Frisé is a
            dog of European origin, but the specific country it
            comes from is still a matter of debate: experts believe
            it is a Mediterranean breed , whose origin can be
            dated between 600 BC. and 300 BC The Bichon
            Frisé enjoyed great fame in Spain and it was probably
            the Spaniards who introduced it to the Canary
            Islands. In 1300 the Italian sailors brought it back to
            the continent, and the Bichon Frisé spread in the
            circles of the nobility. It was one of the most
            appreciated companion dogs by the French and
            Spanish courts, to the point that many Spanish
            painters, including Francisco Goya, included this
            breed in their works. Adored by the main European
            courts, the Bichon Frisé became one of the most
            renowned breeds during the Renaissance, but lost its
            popularity at the beginning of the nineteenth century,
            quickly becoming a very popular street dog also in
            the circus. With the end of the First World War, the
            Bichon Frisé returned to the world of luxury, and it
            was France in 1933 to recognize it as a breed.








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