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What is a Bichon Frise?

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Lovely realist oil painting of Percy the Bichon Frise, painstakingly painted.

To put simply a Bichon Frise (French for curly lap dog) is a dog that is said to have originated from the Canary Islands.

The Bichon breed is also known as the ‘Tenerife Dog’ because sailors supposedly found them in Tenerife in the fourteenth century, fell for their charms and adorable looks and took them back to France with them. Bichons seemed to flourish in Spain as the favourite of the Infantas and have appeared in numerous paintings, especially in work by Goya.

The Bichon is a descendant of the Water Spaniel and Poodle. Bichons weigh between 5 – 10 kilos and between  9 – 12 inches tall.


Would you like to see one of our Bichon Frise Paintings?


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Gorgeous oil painting of Blauw the Bichon on Richmond Green.

Dog Artists is a group of 8 dog artists that specialise in painting beautiful portraits of your dogs from your treasured photos. We are based in London but do deliver world-wide. If you would like to commission a portrait of your Bichon Frise please take a look at some of our Bichon Paintings and either contact us for a quote or leave a comment below to ask us a question.

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About DogArtists

Dog Artists was founded in 2007 and is run by 8 pet artists specialising solely in dogs. Based in London UK, we deliver world-wide and paint beautiful dog portraits based on your photos.

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