Adopting a Bichon Frise

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The Bichon Frise is unflaggingly cheerful, which makes it a natural fit for families. While young children should be supervised around any dog breed, Bichons seem especially equipped to play well with others.

These easy-going beauties adapt well to new environments, which bodes well for adoptive families. Bichons will bond quickly with their new humans because of their affectionate temperament and because they love to part of a family "pack."

Initially, don't leave your Bichon alone for long periods of time. She longs for your company, so ease into being absent. On the flipside, your Bichon enjoys being the center of attention and will typically settle into her new home with ease. Plus, a Bichon will get along well with other pets, including cats.

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