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Carol & Dusty on: Wed Nov 20 6:44:44 1996 from server: 207.3.80.22

From: Lawton OK, USA
My URL: http://www.sirinet.net/-ceedee

Topic: Bichon Housebreaking

I'm new here, but my Bichon, Sir Frizz B. Firse, had problems housebreaking, too. We got him at 9 wks & two months later, he was housebroken. I tried lots of things. What worked for me? I never hit him. I never told him he was BAD for messing, either. I just took him to his mess, held his head close & told him "OUTSIDE, Frizz" several times. Then I took him to his door & touched his nose to it & repeated "OUTSIDE, Frizz". Then I took him to a mess outside & did the same routine. It only took four times for him to catch on! We're in love with this little guy! BE CONSISTENT. BE PATIENT. And above all else, DON'T HIT YOUR PUPPY or tell it "BAD DOG" for doing what comes naturally!

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Carol & Dusty on: Wed Nov 20 6:48:19 1996 from server: 207.3.80.22

From: Lawton OK, USA
My URL: http://www.sirinet.net/-ceedee

Topic: Bichon Housebreaking

OOPS! Correction, my puppy's name is SIR FRIZZ B. FRISE, my fingers get crossed sometimes!

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Carol & Dusty on: Wed Nov 20 6:55:32 1996 from server: 207.3.80.22

From: Lawton OK, USA
My URL: http://

Topic: Bichon Pedigrees

I got the pedigree for my puppy recently, but it only goes back to his "grandfather." Is there a way to get one for further back, possibly to the "originals" who were brought to the U.S.?

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Sharon on: Wed Nov 20 7:19:39 1996 from server: 203.124.0.6

From: Singapore
My URL: http://

Topic: SPAYING GOOD?

My Bichon Frise is 5years old and I'm thinking of spaying my poor dog. Is there any side effects to that? What if I don't spay her at all? I heard that if I mated her or spay her, she'll get cancer of the whatever. So what do I do?

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Margaret on: Wed Nov 20 11:04:26 1996 from server: 198.107.210.5

From: Newport OR
My URL: http://

Topic: Housebreaking

Thanks to Lawton,Ok. ('m originally from Tulsa - Hi. neighbor!) for your encouraging words on housetraining. We are expecting our first Bichon puppy in a few weeks and have heard so many discouraging comments about how difficult Bichons are to train! We really appreciate your positive input and tips on training. Anybody else have good suggestions? All will be much appreciated. We already love our puppy even though we have not seen her and we want to do everything right! Send all your "new puppy" comments, please! (We'll be bringing her home on the plane -- passenger cabin, of course -- any suggestions for the trip?)

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Val on: Wed Nov 20 13:47:15 1996 from server: 208.140.7.104

From: Washburn Wisconsin
My URL: http://bucky.win.bright.net

Topic: Looking for a Bichon?

What a great Web sight for a great breed! I'm reading all ther requests from people who are trying to find a puppy IN THEIR AREA. Why limit yourself to breeders near yourself? Shipping a dog isn't the worst idea if it means you will then be dealing with a reputable breeder. My first Bichon was purchased from a breeder because she was close and I could see the whole litter and both parents etc. While she was great with the family, she came to cause our names to be mentioned quite often at the post office with the mail carriers. For that matter, she didn't like men much at all - very contrary to what the breed standard calls for. More than that, she was a genetic nightmare. Improper coat, luxating patellas, hip displasia, pyometra following her first heat cycle, and worse still, after 2 years of medical treatment for same, I had to have her put down at 3 years because her kidneys failed. Unfortunatly, her breeder had committed suicide, so I had no recourse there either. However, her sweet personality with the family had won us all over, so I went in search of a reputable breeder for our 2nd ball of fluff. She is now 7 months of age, and we couldn't love her more! She lives among 4 German Shepherds rules the roost! I have been doing pet assisted therepy in local nursing homes, mental health units and schools for 4 years now, and have never worked with a more natural animal. She was made for this work! So, I write in to say more than location, be aware of a good working relationship and your breeders credentials when you search for a puppy. As for housebreaking, get them out frequently, and watch em' like a hawk. In a recent article featuring the breed in Dog Fancy magazine( December 96) there is a good deal mentioned that indicates you might never be able to trust them entirely... A decision to make in whether this is the right breed for you.

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John on: Wed Nov 20 20:47:13 1996 from server: 198.83.18.19

From: Kokomo Indiana
My URL: http://

Topic:

Hello,

Thanks for all of the great information. My family is searching for a Bichon Frise puppy. I am willing to drive to a good breeder. Can anyone help?

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Lori on: Thu Nov 21 8:01:35 1996 from server: 207.19.48.2

From: New Jersey
My URL: http://

Topic: LICKING PROBLEM!

My Bichon Fluffy likes to like couches, rugs, etc. Does anyone else have this problem with their Bichon or know why they would do this? I give him plenty of things to chew and toys to play with, but he likes to lick things?



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Lori on: Thu Nov 21 8:02:25 1996 from server: 207.19.48.2

From: New Jersey
My URL: http://

Topic: LICKING PROBLEM!

My Bichon Fluffy likes to lick couches, rugs, etc. Does anyone else have this problem with their Bichon or know why they would do this? I give him plenty of things to chew and toys to play with, but he likes to lick things?



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mike on: Thu Nov 21 16:12:52 1996 from server: 206.172.219.23

From: sudbury ontario canada
My URL: http://sympatico.com

Topic: Bichons/home alone.

This breed is a home loving kind.Ours just waits for us and gives us the best smiles and wags you can imagine.highly intteligent.best breed for children and working peoples

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Jacqui on: Thu Nov 21 18:14:51 1996 from server: 208.131.67.101

From: Maryville MO
My URL: http://www.breeders.com/html/breeders/ivoryb~1/index.htm

Topic: Spaying is good

To Karen, spaying should not give your dog cancer. I believe it would be good for her because she would not suffer through false pregnancy. It would also be good because you would not have the problem of her cycles.

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Paula on: Fri Nov 22 15:01:16 1996 from server: 204.162.130.11

From: Anaheim Hills Calif.
My URL: http://

Topic: Puppy Housebreaking

I'd like to share what worked for my 8-year old Bichon, Mugs. (By the way, I can trust him completely in the house!) Mugs was a bit of a slow learner on the housebreaking front. He had the idea, but wasn't completely trustworthy right away. I started giving him a small treat when he went outside and did a good job! Not only did he begin to go to the door perfectly, he began to come to me and get my attention to take him outside. I know all of my fellow Bichon lovers are laughing at this! All he needed was a "what's in this for me" scenario to get him to behave perfectly. In training, he would not heal consistently until he went to a large class and watched the other dogs. Again, all of the sudden he was healing perfectly. It was as is he was not to be outdone! These guys are real characters. You gotta love 'em and laugh with them. Your home will be a happy place just because you are lucky enough to be loved by a Bichon!

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Rhonda Sprague on: Fri Nov 22 23:21:06 1996 from server: 206.155.88.14

From: Albia Iowa
My URL: http://

Topic: easy house breaking

The best thing we found was to put a baby diaper on and cut the tail out. It also works good for the heat cycle. They will wet in it only a few times and then thats it. Presto- it works great.

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Denise on: Sat Nov 23 14:51:04 1996 from server: 205.177.152.144

From: Linthicum Maryland
My URL: http://

Topic: WARTS

I own a 12 yr. old female bichon who for the last several years had developed numerous wart-like bumps over her entire body. The vet initially told me this was common to this breed and not to worry unless the bumps became discolored which might incicate cancer. However, my bichon seems to be developing more and more of these bumps and sometimes bites at them until she bites them off!! Any comments from other bichon owners???

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Ron and Edith on: Sat Nov 23 23:22:36 1996 from server: 204.116.58.138

From: Myrtle Beach SC
My URL: http://

Topic: NOT CRAZY AFTER ALL!!!!

Some friends sent us the address of your " BICHON " web page. We are really overjoyed to see on the web what we always knew. That is, having and loving our five " babies " was the way life should be. We can now walk with our heads high, finally knowing for sure it is they who don't even have one BICHON are the crazy ones. We loved the pictures and the stories and look foward to being active participants in the "BICHON NETWORK" Thank you for sharing your " babies" with us.

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Karen on: Sun Nov 24 15:02:51 1996 from server: 199.174.182.206

From: Tampa Florida
My URL: http://

Topic: NEW PUPPY WANTED!!!

I am planning to bring a Bichon Frise puppy into our family for our children (Brianca, almost six, and Kedrick, 4 years old. I don't know any breeders in my community. I live in Tampa Bay. I have read that it's not good to get puppies from the Classified Ads, but that the only source I currently have. Is there anyone out there who may be able to help us? We really want to have the best puppy possible.

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Karen on: Sun Nov 24 15:13:23 1996 from server: 199.174.182.206

From: Tampa Florida
My URL: http://

Topic: NEW PUPPY WANTED CONT.

(Sorry about the typo's. I was so excited to about getting my request out that I made a few mistakes while typing. If there is anyone out there who can help us as soon as possible [Christmas is only 31 days away], I would really appreciated it!)

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Karen on: Mon Nov 25 1:39:41 1996 from server: 152.163.237.19

From: Chino Hills Ca
My URL: http://

Topic: Looking for a puppy

We have been looking for a Bichon puppy for quite some time now. We have most recently had Shelties in our family but lost one to Lupus last Christmas. I have fallen in love with and have done quite a bit of research on the Bichon breed. Please let me know if there is any way someone can help. Thanks!!

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Betty on: Mon Nov 25 16:24:28 1996 from server: 131.252.225.235

From: Portland Oregon
My URL: http://

Topic: Bichons!!!

I am so happy to know that people are as crazy about their Bichons as we are! We do have potty troubles with Dollar occasionally. He seems to like going in the house if he is mad at us. For example, we left for the weekend and did not take him and when we picked him up he deliberately pooped right in front of us in the living room. When he does that, he is told to sit in the corner. Anyone have those attitude problems with their Bichons? We love him so much and he is our baby, thus a very spoiled one.

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