Bichon Frise

With all the outdoor activities available in Chicago, the Bichon Frise may be the perfect dog for those living in the windy city with a little room. The dog is described as happy and well tempered. The dogs have an intelligent, inquisitive look and make wonderful companions.

This companion dog, the Bichon requires regular exercise and grooming-even though it is a small dog. Because this dog breed does not shed, it is a good match for allergy sufferers and fastidious Chicago homeowners who will not be affected by heavy shedding. The downside to the no shedding is that the dogs must be regularly groomed to prevent matting and tangles. The Bichon Frise is an energetic breed of dog and is therefore a good companion for an active owner who likes to exercise.

Chicago families with small, active children will also find these dogs to be more than acceptable companions. They are friendly and playful and make wonderful pets for the children. They also like to run through the small urban backyards common in Chicago with the children and because of their small size this is often adequate exercise for the dogs.

If you live in a small apartment in Chicago this may not be the dog for you unless you enjoy daily exercise outside the apartment the dog can participate in. While the Bichon is a great companion for anyone especially if you live in a big city like Chicago, it does have certain requirements that must be met on a daily basis. This dog would also be a poor choice for an owner with limited mobility unless the owner can provide some way for the dog to get daily exercise such as a dog walker or dog day care.