Facts & Origin
Italian-Bichon (Bichon Frisé and Italian Greyhound mix)
The Italian-Bichon, a cross between the Bichon Frisé and the Italian Wind Chime, is a unique designer dog that combines the best qualities of both breeds. The Bichon Frisé, which originated in the Mediterranean region, is known for its happy and playful nature. The Italian Greyhound, one of the oldest breeds, was highly prized for its speed and elegance during the Italian Renaissance.
Suitability and Husbandry
Italian-Bichons are excellent companion dogs that fit well with singles, seniors, and families. They adapt well to apartments and small living spaces as long as they get regular exercise and mental stimulation. Their affectionate nature means they get along well with children and other pets, although their small size means they should be handled carefully.
|Origin||France - Italy|
|Life expectancy||12 - 15 years|
|Activity level||low - high|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits
The Italian-Bichon is known for its lively and affectionate personality. They are intelligent, outgoing and enjoy human company. Despite their small size, they are full of energy and love playtime and walks. Their Italian Bichon heritage means that they can sometimes have a strong hunting instinct, so they should be kept well in a secure area.
The Italian-Bichon is known for its lively and loving personality. They are intelligent, outgoing and enjoy human companionship. Despite their small size, they are full of energy and love playtime and walks. Their Italian Wind Chime heritage means that they can sometimes have a strong hunting instinct, so they should be kept well within a secure area.
Care and health
Grooming an Italian-Bichon depends on the type of coat they have. If they inherit the curly coat of the Bichon Frisé, they will need regular brushing and occasional grooming. If they have the short coat of the Italian Wind Chime, they require less grooming but may be more sensitive to cold. Health concerns may include patellar luxation, dental problems and skin allergies. Regular vet visits and a healthy diet are important to minimize these problems.
What does this mongrel look like?
The Italian-Bichon is a small dog, with a size that varies between 23 and 30 centimeters and a weight of 4 to 7 kilograms. Its coat may have the curly texture of the Bichon Frisé or the short, straight hair of the Italian Wind Chime. Coat color varies, but can be white, cream, gray, or a mixture of these colors. They often have slender, muscular bodies and expressive eyes that reflect their curious and alert nature.
Often occur with allergies and intolerances.
Patellar luxation is the term used to describe a displacement of the kneecap, which is one of the most common causes of lameness in dogs.
This mongrel has an average size of 23 to 30 cm.
The Italian-Bichon is affectionate, loving, intelligent and energetic.
They come in a variety of colors including black, white, brown and gray.
This mongrel has an average life expectancy of 12 to 15 years.
The price depends on various factors such as the origin of the dog, its sex and size.