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Talk to me about bichons

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pinkflowerbluesky Sat 19-Mar-16 10:17:39

I want an anti allergy, small dog - these seem to fit the bill, and they are good with children, I believe?

Or are there other more suitable little dogs? smile

tabulahrasa Sat 19-Mar-16 10:31:29

Nice wee dogs, not suitable if you're out a lot as they're definitely companion dogs, non shedding...but there's no such thing as an anti allergy dog so whoever it is with the allergy would need to spend time with one just as they would any other dog to see if they're ok or not.

pinkflowerbluesky Sat 19-Mar-16 10:33:06

Yes, it was non shedding I meant blush

IHeartKingThistle Sat 19-Mar-16 10:34:05

My mum has one. He's a bit stupid but very placid and good with the kids.

She is BESOTTED with him.

pinkflowerbluesky Sat 19-Mar-16 10:35:16

Hehe - her 'baby'? smile

IHeartKingThistle Sat 19-Mar-16 10:38:53

She sends me photos.

Georgina1975 Sat 19-Mar-16 10:42:01

I had one as a child - lovely dogs. Ours was pretty intelligent. Grooming needs to be a priority though or their fur gets knotty and matted quickly. That said, our vet was a bit confused about the show-ready "fluffy look", thought some people took it a bit far.

Agree that they need companionship though. Ours struggled with being left more than 2 hours.

pinkflowerbluesky Sat 19-Mar-16 10:42:06

I've never done that with my animals <whistle>

tadpole39 Sat 19-Mar-16 13:00:30

Many tears animal rescue has many adorable bichons on their books, worth a look!

pinkflowerbluesky Sat 19-Mar-16 13:49:54

Thank you!

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