Portraits and paintings of the Bichon Frise by Justine Osborne

bichon frise painting

"Harry" Bichon Frise
20 x 20in oil on Canvas

The adorable Harry. Bichons make a great breed to paint with lots of texture in the fur and expressive little faces.

Close up of "Sussie"

The bichon frise, oozing charm and with such a sweet disposition.


bichon frise portrait painting
"Joey" - Portrait of a Bichon Frise

Oil painting on canvas 12" x16"
(gallery style canvas)

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Notes on the Bichon Frise

The Bichon Frise is a charming puffball of a dog with a loosely curled double coat consisting of a textured outer coat lined with a soft, fine, silky undercoat that is 3 to 4 inches (7-10cm.) long and is virtually hypo-allergenic. It is usually all white, but cream, gray or apricot hairs are permitted. It can be shown clipped like a poodle or long-haired with clippings only at the feet and muzzle. This breed should be trimmed for a rounded appearance. It has a moderate muzzle that is not pointed. Its stop is only slightly accentuated. It has a scissors bite with round dark intelligent eyes and hanging ears that are well covered with hair. The neck is long and the chest is well developed. Its tail is curved over its back.

The Bichon has an independent spirit, is intelligent, affectionate, bold and lively. This charming, gentle dog has a self-assured, happy temperament that is easy to live with. They are naturally sociable and are happiest when they are part of a family that takes them everywhere. This sociable trait also means that they are fine in the company of other dogs & pets and are excellent with children. Used as watchdogs and to perform tricks, this breed is competitive and obedient.

The Bichon Frise first appeared in the 14th century, a cross between the Barbet Water Spaniel and the Poodle. The Bichon was traded by Spanish sailors and became a favorite of the 16th century French royal courts. It was a popular organ grinder's dog and also a circus performer. Today the Bichon Frise is primarily a companion and show dog.

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