In October 1934, the French Kennel Club admitted the Bichon Frise to its stud book. It was admitted into the “miscellaneous” category of the American Kennel Club Stud Book in October 1972; less than a year later, it was recognized for show classification status in the non-sporting group category. The Bichon Frise Club of America with headquarters in Pennsylvania was established in 1964 to promote pure breeding and encourage specialty shows (obedience trials), based on the rules of the American Kennel Club.
Today, the Bichon Frise is popular in the USA, Italy, France, England, and Canada.
Bichon Frise t-shirt,