bichon frise

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  1. bichongal

    bichongal New Member

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    well darn i should have found this site last week, im sure i would have gotten all kinds of helpful input on looking for a bichon frise female puppy!!!! i am going to put a deposite down on one today, its been a long hard decision and hope i am making the right one!!!! any helpful tips are appreciated and i would love to hear about your own bichons!!!! im new here and new to the breed, i am not looking for a show quality just an affordable pet quality to grow up with my son. its his birthday present he turns 2 next week!!! hes gonna love it, only our kitty might get jealous! :eek:
     
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    What about adopting from the pound instead of buying?
     
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    well i had checked all the adoptions, kennels, and punds around me but i am not sure about adopting an older female, altho most didnt have any and barely get them in, but i did check the recues and i am on a list there but the odds of a female puppy comming along and us being choosen for her???? so i started looking around from breeders, ive gotten so excited along with my son now, i dont know if we could wait any longer LOL!!!! we have saw many puppies and finally found one near us within reason price wise and kinda just love her :rolleyes: i tried not too but you know how unresistable puppies are!!! im suppose to be getting ready now as we speak to go back and see her again go over paperwork and put a deposite, i do wish i would have used my brain and thought of jioning a forum sooner, im sure this would have been alot of help!!! but now im glad i will have a place for all my puupy qustions, like what peole prefer for bichons to eat, or even whats the best treats and chews for them?........... im starting my shopping now so i will have everything ready for her when she comes here, im also budgeting pet supplies so feel free to share secrets!!!!!!! ive fell in love with the pink doggy beds, way out of my price range :eek: to create my own!!! :D anyone interested?
     
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    You just have your heart set on this breed and female? There are a lot of good suggestions in dogfood threads for food. We give Carey Snausages. My daughter will also be 2 (in July). My mama made Carey's dog bed for me.
     
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    actually i do, its funny tho ive never been a small dog person, ive liked them just never had a desire for one, ive always had the plan to get a yellow lab :rolleyes: but i feel now i would be overwhelmed with a large dog in this house and am not ready for one yet. and by chance happened to meet someone who owned a bichon and another mixed one and thats all it took!!! and nothing against boys id just prefer a lil girl!!! since i dont have a daughtr yet lol, it must be fun with ur lil girl!!! my boy is great but i do hope for a girl later and then thats it, but for now my son is more then enough!!! 2 is a great age isnt it, got ur hands full i bet! thats nice your mom made one, i think it is the cheapest way to go and then more personal as you customized it! ;)
     
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    Girls are so much fun to dress up although Maggie will no longer leave a hairbow in :rolleyes: . Yes 2 is fun, she talks nonstop, and they say the cutest things! We hope for a boy next, and that will be all for us too. We have just started trying for 2nd one, may take awhile. Took 2 and a half years for me to get pregnant with Maggie :( . Big dogs are great too We've had Carey for 5 years, she was our first baby. And Great with Maggie. We have homemade sheet to go on bed too, bed itself is made of vinyl, so you can wipe it off and then wash the sheet.
     
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    Gotta run, Maggie just got up from nap. Snack time and then outside to play, such a pretty day here. Nice talkin' to ya Bichon Gal, Cya next time :D
     
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    Welcome to the group !! You'll get a lot of info and support here. Since you're new, you may not have seen my praises of the book " How to Raise A Puppy You Can Live With".....Rutherford and Neill. EXCELLENT book ! Check it out on line. Good luck !
     
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    thanks!!!
    my lil critter is saying everything hes in the mimic phase!!!!! so hes picking up all kinds of stuff!!!! i wish you the best in getting pregnant this time, im no where near ready for my next thats why i got a pup LOL!!!! i cant wait to get her!! :p
     
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    If this is to grow up with your son get a real dog... not some bichon frise (thats a girly dog no offence)...
     
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    Would you believe that they were actually classified as gun dogs? They are typically good choices for a family with a young child, as long as the child is taught to respect the dog.

    Here are a couple of links you might find interesting, Bichongal:

    http://www.smallpawsrescue.org/
    http://www.bichonrescue.org/

    Aside from being rescue organizations (which I believe anyone interested in particular breeds should be knowledgeable about whether it's a possibility or not) it looks like there is some excellent information and good links, particularly on the second site.
     
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    gaddylovesdogs no touchy

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    Bichons are great dogs. My neighbors have one. He's a very sweet little guy. I myself am more of a "big dog" kind of person, but there are some small guys I like too :). Welcome!


    Oh, come on, Fandogg. There is no such thing as a "girly" dog :rolleyes:.
     
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    yeah there is... i have 2 shih tzu's and my mom bought them when i was little and i wish she bought real dogs lol... theyre good dogs but come on... girly
     
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    I don't believe there is such a thing as "girly". I am female yet I do not spend my days shopping and wearing pink clothing, LOL!!! There are certain breeds that look "fluffier" and "cutesier," but I don't believe there is such a thing as "girly".
     
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    well you are in denial
     
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    Whatever, Fandogg, I wasn't trying to start a fight. If you want to fight, you can, but I'm not going to.
     
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    thanks gaddylovesdogs for keeeping the peace :)
     
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    I think Bichons are cute little dogs! And no breed is 'girly'. There are 'girly' dogs, but not breeds. But whatever. (Although Poodles in that show cut.....bleah. lol)

    Anyways, DogFancy's breed of the month was the Bichon Frise, so maybe you could pick up a magizine somewhere.
    From what I know of them, they are cute, fluffy little dogs that are very freindly, they love animals, they are good with kids as long as the kids are good,they require playtime, are hard to housebreak, require lots of grooming, and can have seperation anxiety. (Oh, and they are also very smart and enjoy doing tricks.)
     
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    yeah i think Bichons are cute too :)
     
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    Hey, my Kharma and Shiva are very "girly-girl" sorts of dogs . . . well, most of the time, lol!
     

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