My husband and I thought that our family was complete. Our daughter was in the third grade, our son in the fifth, and we lived in a location that made it very attractive for family members to visit us. My parents visited us yearly, which was a great treat for all of us, except for the anxiety/trepidation that our daughter experienced. She was very frightened of dogs, and since my father’s stroke, all of his visits included his loving side-kick Aspen, a devoted Cocker Spaniel. My daughter kept a constant eye on Aspen, trying desperately to enjoy his presence, but always wanting to know exactly where he was, and what he was up to.
At my father’s suggestion, we decided that we should add a puppy to our family, so that our daughter could get over her fears for all dogs, no matter how loving or docile their temperaments. Thus began our quest for the perfect dog to add to our family. We had several requirements to fill, and the Bichon Frise temperament, along with its hypoallergenic qualities, are what convinced us that a Bichon Frise puppy was the dog breed for us. We adopted our Bichon Frise puppy, Sprite, almost eleven years ago, and she truly made our family complete.
Bichon Frise puppy,