This web site is dedicated to these, our first Bichons, some now deceased. They started us on the path that led to membership in The Bichon Frise Club of America (BFCA) and to our work with the health committee. We honor them and miss those that are gone.
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The information on this web site is provided by The Health Committee of the Bichon Club of America to aid in your understanding of health issues that may occur in Bichons.
The articles and information contained herein are not to be used as a substitute for proper veterinary care.
This is an educational endeavor that includes the gathering of health data to broaden our knowledge of acquired and inherited diseases that have been diagnosed in Bichons. Through your assistance in relaying to us VETERINARY diagnosis of your dog's problems, our data base can be kept up to date. With current information, the BFCA will have a better understanding of where our funds can be used most effectively.
Bichons are considered to be a healthy breed if purchased from reputable breeders. For example, the top 5 diseases afflicting Bichons from the last health survey are not life-threatening. Our intent is to provide to you, the Bichon owner, informative articles on the care of your Bichon. Some of these diseases may be found more frequently in Bichons while others are quite rare. Minor problems may not need medical intervention but we trust you will be prompt in seeking veterinary assistance to prevent and treat illnesses. A link is provided to the other BFCA official web site and to other organizations in our "Links Section" that are directed to a healthy and happy life for your dog.
Please note that the Bichon Frise Club of America Inc. owns this web site and the use of artistic material is prohibited by copyright. The use of educational material may be permitted upon written request.
Thank you for visiting the web sites of the Bichon Frise Club of America. Perhaps you came to us via a link from some other individual or organization. This should not be considered an endorsement of or an association with that group or individual. We do not endorse any breeders, though you may find information on our web site as a referral to breeders who are members of our club. You will also find clues to responsible breeding practices in our articles. Our intention is education and not endorsement. We offer a few links to reliable organizations but have no business association with them, only listing those we know to have reputable standards.