September 1 - 15 1997
Allergy sufferers & Bichons
Hi! I love this web site. It's wonderful!I have had a link to this
page on my "Allergic to Dogs?" page since I first published the site. I
wonder if any of you Bichon owners would like a post a message on my dog
allergy page's message board about your experiencies dealing with allergies
and owning a Bichon. I am always looking for info about dogs and human
pet allergies. The url of my "Allergic to Dogs?" page is http://members.aol.com/AHTerrier/allergies.html
I absolutely love my boys. I have 2 bichons. Anthony
and Sam. They are brothers. I bought Sam in February
1993. My husband suggested this breed to me. I didn't
want another dog. I had lost my beloved poodle 1-1/2
years earlier. He was only 7 years old. He was a
product of bad breeding, which I didn't know when I
bought him. Enough of that!
About the boys. I went back in July and bought Sam's
brother. I thought Sam might be lonely because I
work and he's "home alone"...Anthony is potty trained
and never goes in the house. Sam on the other hand
loves to mark his territory on every corner (inside
the house.) How on earth do I get him to stop? I
love these little furr balls. But this is driving
Their personalities are soooo different too.
Anthony is a couch potato. He only gets up
to eat. Sam, on the other hand, is "Heh! Heh!
Look at me baby. I'm really really cute. Don't
you want to pet me?" He never meets a stra
We got our Cassie 11yr. ago after losing our hunting dog. We decided
that with a 4 yr. old in the house with his brothers off to school he could
use a playmate. It turned out that my husband and Cassie bonded during
potty-training and love each other. Bichons are smart, quiet and a joy
to live with. My husband gets his keys to the car and Cassie can't wait
to go for a ride. After 11 years she has a routine that can't be beat with
us both working. Our oldest just got married and told us that as soon as
he and his wife get a house and we are to give them a present of a bichon
puppy. This dog learned tricks at 8 years old. They are a wonderful breed
for anyone that wants a loving, quiet, non shedding pet!
His name is Louie and I love him. I bought him in March of this
year from a family that did not feel that they were home enough to have
such an emotionally demanding dog. I had him one month when I found out
that he had Legge Perthes disease. We had the surgery to correct the joint
problem. It was a tough surgery, and there was a great amount of pain involved.
He's doing well now, however. I am a 23 year old nursing student and he
is the love of my life. I have no time for a man, so I've settled for sleeping
cuddled up to my Louie at night.
My Dog P.D.
Is awesome! THE breed RULZ!!!
Tofu "suddenly" developed severe itchies at age 3; pullled hair
out & bloodied skin despite spending the big bucks with vets. Solution:
get infant rompers-size 18 mos-sew a few tucks to fit, give regular antihistamine
and "every other day" low dose Medrol and Soloxine (thyroid med), weekly
bath at home with baby shampoo. She now looks adorable in her fab wardrobe
and hair/skin intact. She looks forward to her bath and massage and barks
until I get her jammies on! She stays clean and contact with environmental
irritants reduced. Antihistamine does not make her drowsy; (experiment
with dose; I use generic 25mg gelcaps 2-3X/day). She has been on this regimen
for 2+ years and is happy and COMFORTABLE! So is her relieved owner.
I HAVE A 9 YEAR OLD BICHON FRISE NAMED BRIE THAT I RESCUED FROM
THE HUMANE SOCIETY. I DO INDEED HAVE TROUBLE WITH THE HOUSE BREAKING. THE
HUMANE SOCIETY THOUGHT MY BRIE WAS A POODLE BUT THEY WERE MISTAKEN. SHE
IS A BEUTIFUL FIESTY BICHON.
Those wonderful bichon children!
Enjoyed reading everyone's comments. We have four Bichons that are
our children and we too wouldn't take a million dollars for any of them.
They are just the love of our lives!
Our very dear "Lady"
My wife and I have had Lady for seven years. Our children are grown
and on their own now. She is the baby of the house and has been a dear
companion. She is the smartest dog. Asks for cold water, ice, and dog biscuits
(her favorite), understands words like "go out" "cat", 'dog" "time to go
to bed". She is simply wonderful.
Robert in Homestead
I am frantic about not having my Bichon trained after 2 months.
He soils his crate with feces and urine and I am cleaning all the time.
We walk him forever and then he does it in the house. he is a very quiet
dog. Does not bark or whine to go out which means we always have to watch
him to see if he wil go to the door. That is his only signal - and it is
not consistent. HELP! Somebody!
Bichons look so stupid with puffy hair!!!
I hate it when bichons have big puffy hair.Their hair should be
kept short. Stop making your dog look like a dork!!!!!
Little Powder Puff!
My husband and I just purchased our first Bichon, and find it to
be a wonderful experience. We just lost our second Rottweiler to kidney
failure and we both felt a need for another dog. My husband who is six
feet and weighs 215 lbs. said he would never own a small dog because they
are too fragile
and he can't play rough with them.
We are both getting up in age now, my husband is 62 and i'm a lot younger (ha-ha) and felt that raising a large dog for the third time would too much for us, so I decided on the Bichon. When I first brought our "Little Guy" home my husband went nut's. No way, take it back, get our money back and buy a Real dog etc.. Now two weeks later, I can't keep him away from "Muggsy", they both go for walks, they play together on the floor every night, and every time my husband goes to the store he ask's me to get "muggsy" ready to go for a ride with him. Now after two weeks they are the best of friends, he loves Muggsy and Muggsy loves him.
My adorable pets
We have just acquired our second Bichon. Our older dog is diabetic
and has gone blind, but that creates no problem he can get around almost
as well as a seeing dog. He is 9 years old and is called Pepe. He takes
insulin every day and our vet keeps track of his sugar count. We adopted
a 6 year old bichon about a month ago and he is a darling. It has helped
Pepe become more active and they play and Pepe finds MoJo by the sound
of his tags. These dogs are so loving I would have more if I had the room.
Anyone who wants to find love and happiness should get a Bichon Frise
2 bichons, twice the fun. fluffy & buster, the names say it
all, fluffy is a little lady and buster is
all boy. fluffy will come in clean, buster will find a
dirt pile, no matter how small. they are a joy to have around and the best of companions. they
are creatures of habit, when its bedtime, it is time
for a belly scratch, no one goes to sleep without
completing this routine and no one goes for a
walk without the two most important walkers.
I never have to look far for my 2 shadows, they
are generally right at my feet, as they are now while I put down some of my thoughts on my most favorite twosome.
Our bichon frise, Chardonnay
We loved this site. The pictures were adorable-as only these dogs
Bichon Frise - My Baby Presley
I find your site very interesting. I have had my Bichon for 4 1/2
years, and you couldn't give me any amount of money for her. She is the
best dog/companion I have ever had. I have allergies & asthma, and
have had no problems with her being around. She has been a real joy to
us. She is very loveable. I would love to have another one. I was thinking
about checking into the Rescue groups but haven't been able to find a listing
for one in Illinois. Thanks again for your site & the information.
Anita & Presley
response on allergies
In response to Bob Taylor- My 11 year old son and I both suffer
from environmental illness- we also have asthma and have not been able
to get near any pets for a long time- not without some trouble of some
kind- we now have a Bichon- Andre- who is 13 weeks old and have had him
for a month. We have had no allergy problems, no asthma, nothing!! He even
curls up on the bed with us before he goes in his crate at night. He is
also a very loveable and sweet little pet- I have never loved a pet like
this little guy- Go for it!!
I have only had scooter for week and a half, but HE has taken over
the house, runs our shizt bonkers.He hangs on his tail and loves to be
drug around the kitchen. We are cage training him, he is 8 weeks old. and
he raises cain when he needs to go out. I hope with this short time of
his life , he will be trained within two months...My friends that have
a Bichon named tess, had her trained under two months , same method...But
she is full of love and lots of other stuff.....But thanks to Gail in St
louis, I have a wonderful pup.
Thanks and God Bless
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