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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Bichon A Poil Frise
Bichon Tenerife
Purebred Bichon
Tenerife Dog
Bichon Frise
Bichon Habanero
Bichon Havanais
Bichon Havanes
Havanese Cuban Bichon
Havaneser
Havanezer
Bichon Havanese
Cavoodle
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Bichon Frise vs Havanese vs Cavapoo breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Cross Breed

Bichon Frise vs Havanese vs Cavapoo Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Bichon Frise or Havanese or Cavapoo? Which is more expensive?
$700-$1000 $900-$1200 $1200-$1800
Availability
Which is easier to get, Bichon Frise or Havanese or Cavapoo?
Very frequent: The Bichon Frise is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Havanese is quite easy to get.
Rare: You may rarely see each other in everyday life, but you might catch a glimpse of each other at dog shows.

Bichon Frise vs Havanese vs Cavapoo Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Bichon Frise or Havanese or Cavapoo? Which is the smallest dog, Bichon Frise or Havanese or Cavapoo?
Small Small Small
Medium
Weight
Which is heavier, Bichon Frise or Havanese or Havanese? Bichon Frise vs Havanese vs Cavapoo weight comparison:
7-13 pounds (3-6 kg) 7-13 pounds (3-6 kg) 12-24 pounds (5.4-11 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
10 pounds (4.5 kg) 10 pounds (4.5 kg) 18 pounds (5.7.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Bichon Frise or Havanese or Cavapoo? Bichon Frise vs Havanese vs Cavapoo height comparison:
Male: 9-12 inches (23–30 cm) Female: 9-11 inches (23-28 cm) 8-11 inches (21-29 cm) 11-18 inches (28-45 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 10.5 inches (26.5 cm) Female: 10 inches (25.5 cm) 10 inches (25 cm) 14.5 inches (36.5 cm)

Bichon Frise vs Havanese vs Cavapoo Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Bichon Frise vs Havanese vs Cavapoo coat comparison:
Curly Soft
Wavy
Woolly
Flat
Long
Curly
Wavy
Straight
Colors
What are the original Bichon Frise, Havanese and Cavapoo color?
White
Apricot
Buff
Cream
Black
Reddish-Brown
Fawn
White
Havana Brown
Tobacco
Black
White
Chestnut
Tricolor
Apricot
Cream
Sable
Red sable
Phantom
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Bichon Frise or Havanese or Cavapoo? Bichon Frise vs Havanese vs Cavapoo grooming comparison:
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
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Average: The Havanese requires average grooming effort.
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Advanced: The Cavapoo requires a lot of grooming.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Bichon Frise or Havanese or Cavapoo? Bichon Frise or Havanese or {name3 shedding:
Bichon Frises are low shedders.
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Havaneses shed none to minimal.
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Cavapoos shed moderately.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Bichon Frise or Havanese or Cavapoo?
3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds.
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3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds.
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3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds.
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Bichon Frise vs Havanese vs Cavapoo Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Bichon Frise or Havanese or Cavapoo? Bichon Frise vs Havanese vs Cavapoo behavior/temperament comparison:
Affectionate
Playful
Sensitive
Cheerful
Gentle
Intelligent
Affectionate
Gentle
Playful
Companionable
Intelligent
Responsive
Sturdy
Lively
Amiable
Charming
Gentle
Loving
Intelligent
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Bichon Frise vs Havanese vs Cavapoo intelligence:
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it.
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Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it.
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Very smart: Cavapoo is an excellent dog breed.
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Trainability
Bichon Frise vs Havanese vs Cavapoo trainability comparison.
Bichon Frises are quite easy to train.
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Havaneses are very easy to train.
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Cavapoos are very easy to train.
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Playfulness
Bichon Frise vs Havanese vs Cavapoo playfulness comparison:
The Bichon Frise is a playful breed.
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The Havanese is a highly playful breed.
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Average: Cavapoos, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Bichon Frise vs Havanese vs Cavapoo?
High: Bichon Frises are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Havaneses are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Cavapoos are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
Bichon Frise vs Havanese vs Cavapoo social needs comparison:
Bichon Frises need a lot of social interaction.
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Havaneses need a lot of social interaction.
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Cavapoos need a lot of social interaction.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Bichon Frise vs Havanese vs Cavapoo?
Average: The Bichon Frise barks occasionally.
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Low to Average: The Havanese rarely barks.
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Average: The Cavapoo barks occasionally.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Bichon Frise or Havanese or Cavapoo?
Bichon Frises are average watchdogs.
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Havaneses are good watchdogs.
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Cavapoos are one of the best watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Bichon Frise or Havanese or Cavapoo? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Bichon Frises are not the best to protect their territory.
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Havaneses strongly protect their territory.
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Cavapoos are not the best to protect their territory.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The Bichon Frise has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Havanese has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Cavapoo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Bichon Frise or Havanese or Cavapoo?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Bichon Frise bite force: Weak.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Havanese bite force: Weak.

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Cavapoo bite force: Weak.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Bichon Frise vs Havanese vs Cavapoo mouthiness comparison:
Bichon Frises have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Havaneses have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Cavapoos have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Bichon Frises have average wanderlust potential.
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Havaneses tend to escape less than other breeds.
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Cavapoos tend to escape less than other breeds.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Their prey drive is low.
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Havaneses have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
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Cavapoos have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Bichon Frise or Havanese or Cavapoo?
Very house-friendly dog the Bichon Frise breed.
Very house-friendly dog the Havanese breed.
Very house-friendly dog the Cavapoo breed.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Bichon Frises adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Havaneses adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Cavapoos adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Bichon Frise or Havanese or Cavapoo?
Bichon Frises tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Havaneses tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Cavapoos tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Bichon Frise vs Havanese vs Cavapoo Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Bichon Frise or Havanese or Cavapoo? Which dog is more friendly?
Bichon Frises are very stranger-friendly dogs.
Havaneses are stranger-friendly dogs.
Cavapoos are very stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Bichon Frises are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Havaneses are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Cavapoos are generally with other pets.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Bichon Frise or Havanese or Cavapoo?
Bichon Frises are kid-friendly dogs.
Havaneses are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cavapoos are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Bichon Frise or Havanese or Cavapoo?
Bichon Frises are very cat-friendly dogs.
Havaneses are very cat-friendly dogs.
Cavapoos are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Bichon Frise or Havanese or Cavapoo?
Bichon Frises are very dog-friendly dogs.
Havaneses are very dog-friendly dogs.
Cavapoos are very dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Bichon Frise vs Havanese vs Cavapoo?
Yes
Bichon Frises are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Havaneses are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Cavapoos are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Bichon Frise is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Havanese is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Cavapoo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Bichon Frises are usually recommended for elderly people.
Havaneses are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Cavapoos are commonly okay with elderly people.

Bichon Frise vs Havanese vs Cavapoo Health Comparison

Health Issues
Bichon Frise vs Havanese vs Cavapoo health comparison. Which is the healthier: Bichon Frise vs Havanese vs Cavapoo?
The Bichon Frise is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Havanese is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Very healthy dog breed.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Bichon Frise vs Havanese vs Cavapoo? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Bichon Frise vs Havanese vs Cavapoo health problems comparison:
Allergies
Bladder Stones
Hip Dysplasia
Juvenile Cataracts
Patellar Luxation
Vaccination Sensitivity
Cataracts
Chondrodysplasia
Deafness
Elbow Dysplasia
Heart Murmurs
Hip Dysplasia
Legg-perthes Disease
Mitral Valve Disease
Patellar Luxation
Portosystemic Liver Shunt
Hip Dysplasia
Patellar Luxation
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Average
The Bichon Frise should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Average
The Havanese should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Rare
The Cavapoo should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Life Expectancy
Bichon Frise vs Havanese vs Cavapoo lifespan comparison. How long do Bichon Frise, Havanese and Cavapoo breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
11-15 years
The average lifespan of Bichon Frise: 13 years
14-16 years
The average lifespan of Havanese: 15 years
9-15 years
The average lifespan of Cavapoo: 12 years
Hypoallergenic
Bichon Frise vs Havanese vs Cavapoo hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Bichon Frise or Havanese or Cavapoo? Bichon Frise vs Havanese vs Cavapoo energy level comparison:
Bichon Frises have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Havaneses have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Cavapoos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Bichon Frise vs Havanese vs Cavapoo exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Bichon Frise or Havanese or Cavapoo? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Bichon Frises exercise need is minimal.
Havaneses exercise need is very minimal.
Cavapoos have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Bichon Frise or Havanese or Cavapoo?
Bichon Frises like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Havaneses sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Cavapoos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Bichon Frise or Havanese or Cavapoo?
1/2 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day. 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Bichon Frise vs Havanese vs Cavapoo weight gain potential comparison:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Bichon Frise's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Havanese's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Cavapoo's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Bichon Frise vs Havanese vs Cavapoo?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions.
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Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur.
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Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Cavapoo can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells the least? Which dog smells the most? Which is best, Bichon Frise vs Havanese vs Cavapoo?

Low 🔽

The Bichon Frise has a low chance of bad smell.

Low 🔽

The Havanese has a low chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Cavapoo has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Bichon Frise is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Havanese is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Cavapoo is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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Bichon Frise vs Havanese vs Cavapoo As a Working Dog Comparison

Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Yes

This breed makes good as a service dog.
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Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Bichon Frise or Havanese or Cavapoo? Which is better for autism?

Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Which one could be a detection/sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Bichon Frise vs Havanese vs Cavapoo?

Not really

Bichon Frise breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Havanese breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Yes

Cavapoo breed usually likes being on a boat.
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Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Which one could be a cart pulling or drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Fighting Dog / Military Dog

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Bichon Frise vs Havanese vs Cavapoo Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Litter Size
How many puppies can Bichon Frise and Havanese and Cavapoo have?
2-5 puppies 1-9 puppies, average 4 2-8 puppies

Bichon Frise vs Havanese vs Cavapoo Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1972 as a Non-Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1996 as a Toy breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Bichons and related breeds section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
The Bichon Frise Club Of America
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Havanese Club of America
American Canine Hybrid Club
Designer Breed Registry
Designer Dogs Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
International Designer Canine Registry

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