Ch. Avana Madam I'm Adam,
from Staffs, Top Dog 1992
The Bichon Frise
is a gay, happy, friendly and outgoing breed that enjoy home life. His snowy white,
fine and silky coat with corkscrew curls requires considerable grooming to maintain
appearance. For showing, they must posess a black nose and dark haloes. Thought to have
been taken to the Canary Islands by the Spanish, they were discovered by Italian sailors
in the 14th century and taken back to Europe. The word 'bichon' is French for lap dog.