Bichon Frise Complete Profile

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Temperament: The Bichon Frise is outgoing, lively, happy and intelligent. Bichon Frises make excellent household pets, with their abiltity to get on with children, other dogs and strangers. The Bichon Frise responds well under correct training and tends to bond closely with its handler. Bichon Frises are naturally sociable dogs and enjoy being taken everywhere withrepparttar family.

Grooming: Demanding. The coat of a Bichon Frise needs to be thoroughly combed everyday and requires occasional clipping to prevent it becoming too long. The coat also needs to be washed regularly to keep it white. Ensure that there are no hairs aroundrepparttar 147982 eyes that are causing irritation and trimrepparttar 147983 excess hair betweenrepparttar 147984 pads onrepparttar 147985 feet. The excess hair inrepparttar 147986 ears needs to be plucked and any dirt removed. Bichon Frise do not moult andrepparttar 147987 dead hairs need to be removed with a brush.

Exercise: Bichon Frise adapt themselves torepparttar 147988 family activities to fulfill their exercise needs.

History: The Bichon Frise have a long history as they originated fromrepparttar 147989 Mediterranean Barbet a dog with a thick curly coat who was once used for water retrieving. Originally known asrepparttar 147990 'Barbichon',repparttar 147991 French shortenedrepparttar 147992 name to Bichon and added 'Frise' which means curly or frizzy. The colour ofrepparttar 147993 Bichon Frise became established after cross-breeding withrepparttar 147994 Maltese Terrier. The Poodle isrepparttar 147995 best known breed to have evolved fromrepparttar 147996 early Bichon Frise.

Boxer Complete Profile

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Size: Medium Height: 53 - 61 cm (21 - 24 inches) Weight: 28 - 30 kg (62 - 66 lb) Life Span: 12 years Grooming: Easy Exercise: Demanding Feeding: Medium Temperament: Fearless & energetic Country of Origin: Germany AKC Group: Working

Temperament: The Boxer is intelligent, alert, fearless, loyal and self-assured. Boxers are very extroverted with high levels of energy and they are often boisterous. This breed are bright and friendly when playing and are determined and brave when aroused. Boxers can be distrustful of strangers and make good watchdogs and guard dogs. They respond well to firm consistent discipline and training. Boxers make excellent companions for adults and children.

Grooming: The coat of a Boxer is easily cared for and regular brushing will eliminate moulting.

Exercise: Boxers require substantial exercise. They enjoy playing and romping with other dogs and will happily play with a ball with their owner. When they're adult dogs you can let them run beside a cycle, as a form of exercise. A Boxers concept of exercise is that life is to be lived at speed.

Feeding: Boxers are not particularly greedy dogs, but their appetites need to be controlled to prevent them becoming overweight.

History: The Boxer originated fromrepparttar Tibetan Mollossus and European mastiff family. They were originally used in Germany for bear and bull baiting. Inrepparttar 147981 19th century,repparttar 147982 breed reached a certain amount of conformity following selective crosses between Great Danes and English Bulldogs. The origins ofrepparttar 147983 name "Boxer" is unclear. Some believe it is a corruption ofrepparttar 147984 German word "Beiszer" meaning biter of bulls, while others state it comes fromrepparttar 147985 word "boxl", an alternate name forrepparttar 147986 now extinct Brabanter dog.

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