- Hardcover: 176 pages
- Publisher: *Howell Book House; 1 edition (December 20, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1582451265
- ISBN-13: 978-1582451268
- Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 0.6 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,432,439 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Bichon Frise Today Hardcover – December 20, 1999
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This delightful Toy dog, sometimes known as the Tenerife Dog, has origins that go back to the fourteenth century. It is said that French sailors discovered the Bichon on the island of Tenerife and were so enamoured of its charms that they took dogs back home with them. It has taken the breed some time to spread outside its native home, but now the Bichon Frisé enjoys worldwide popularity as a glamorous show dog, and a happy, extrovert companion. In this highly comprehensive book of the breed, the author traces the ancient origins of the Bichon Firsé, and its development into the breed that we know today. Detailed advice is given on choosing a puppy, caring for a puppy, and adult maintenance. The Bichon's fine, silky coat, with its cork-screw curls, needs special attention, and there is a section devoted to grooming and show presentation. The Breed Standard is analyzed, and there is guidance on training the Bichon for the show ring. For the specialist, there is coverage of breeding and whelping a litter. Illustrated with over 150 color and black and white photographs, this is essential reading for all Bichon enthusiasts.
About the Author
Jackie Ransom's Tresilva kennel is known worldwide for its Bichon Frise, and, in the past, for its Silver Toy and Miniature Poodles. Jackie has bred/owned eight British Bichon Champions, with many more overseas. She is one of the top judges, and has travelled extensively throughout Europe, Scandinavia, Australia and the Caribbean on judging appointments. She is qualified to judge both the Toy and Utility Groups, and Best in Show at Championship level. Jackie is a prolific writer in the canine press, and has written books on the Bichon Frise, the Poodle and the Yorkshire Terrier. She has been a member of the Kennel Club since 1980, and a past committee member and former chairman of the KC Breed Standards and Stud Book Sub-committee. She was the founder, first president and secretary of the Bichon Frise Club of Great Britain, the current vice president and also an honorary life member.