Bichon-A-Ranian

United States
Bichon Frise
Pomeranian
The parent breeds for the Bichon-A-Ranian are the adorable Pomeranian and the charming Bichon Frise. Since both of these dogs are small and intelligent, the Bichon-A-Ranian will be the same. They can adapt well to apartment life as long as they get at least 40 to 60 minutes of exercise every day. This breed can become overweight if not exercised enough or fed too much, so be strict about feeding them ½ to 1 cup of dry kibble per day. Although the Bichon Frise is hypoallergenic, the Pomeranian is not; therefore, the Bichon-A-Ranian may not be either. These small and sweet dogs will be sure to win your heart and will make great companion pets.
Purpose
Companion
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Bichon Frise, Yorkshire Terrier

Bichon-A-Ranian Breed History

Not much is known about the origin of the Bichon-A-Ranian, but it was determined that they were created in Afghanistan. The Bichon Frise was from the Mediterranean, and were brought around the world when they were used for trading by sailors. This breed was descended from the Water Spaniel and quickly made their way throughout Europe, becoming especially popular in Spain. The Italian nobility discovered the breed in the 1300s, where they became favorites. They moved on to claim the hearts of the people in France during the 1500s, and meanwhile, were still making their way through Europe. They were commonly found in the Canary islands during the 15th and 16th centuries, but in late in the 1800s the breed began losing its popularity. During this time, they were mainly used as circus dogs and with organ grinders. Some fanciers in France and Belgium were responsible for re stabilizing the breed after World War I. The Pomeranian has a different story, as the breed was not commonly known up until 1870. In 1888, Queen Victoria discovered the breed while visiting France and was responsible for introducing these dogs to England when she brought one back with her. In fact, the Queen loved these dogs so much that she ordered to have her favorite Pomeranian be by her side when she passed away. These two breeds were brought together recently to give us the Bichon-A-Ranian.

Bichon-A-Ranian Breed Appearance

This adorable dog will take on some physical characteristics from both the Pomeranian and the Bichon Frise. They are small and have short legs, with short and furry tails. The Bichon Frise is a puffy dog with thick a coat of loose curls. Some Bichon Frises get trimmed to look round, especially if they are making an appearance in the show ring. Pets who stay at home as companion pets may be clipped shorter in order to make their coat less high maintenance. Their noses are black and the eyes will be dark and expressive. They have fur of pure white, and plumed tails that fall over the back. The Pomeranian is also small and fluffy, with small ears sitting erect on top of wedge-shaped heads. They have slightly round skulls and bright almond shaped eyes that will be of a dark color. These dogs will have noses and eye rims that are either the same color as the coat or black. Their thick and coarse coats will have ruffs on the chest and around the heads. The feathered tails will fan out over the dog’s back.

Bichon-A-Ranian Breed Maintenance

The long and fluffy coat of the Bichon-A-Ranian will look best if brushed daily. Bathe these dogs when necessary. Maintenance may be different, depending on which parent it adopts its coat from. If their coat is curly like the Bichon Frise, it will require grooming more often than that of the straight coated Pomeranian. The Bichon Frise is prone to skin allergies and other problems. Therefore, it is important to keep on top of the coat care. They have fur that could get tangled when in water, so always brush them before bathing. Those hybrids more similar to the Pomeranian will need to be brushed twice a week at minimum to remove tangles and debris from their fur. To keep their coat neat, trim the fur around the ears, rear, face and feet. Small breeds such as these are prone to dental diseases, and therefore brushing their teeth at least two or three times a week is a must, although daily would be best. Clean your dog’s ears weekly as well, and clip their nails monthly.

Bichon-A-Ranian Activity Requirements

The Bichon-A-Ranian is a hybrid breed that will take on the personalities of the Bichon Frise and the Pomeranian. They are intelligent and will respond to training when it is consistent and gentle. They are loyal and loving, making them great family pets that will be affectionate and protective. These dogs are not usually good with kids, but should be okay if brought up with them. They will get along best with calm children, but since these dogs may have the temperament of a Pomeranian, they could snap at a child who grabs at them. They can get lonely if left alone for long periods of time, as they are so affectionate and family-oriented. All dogs, no matter which breed, will benefit from socialization and obedience training early on in their lives. This will ensure that they are confident and respectful dogs that will listen to the commands of the owner and get along well with other pets and people.

Bichon-A-Ranian Owner Experiences

Chewy
4 Years
6 People
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He is very loyal with people he knows, however he sometimes gets agressive with little warning around strangers
5 months ago
Luna
6 Years
4 People
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Luna is a rescue. She came from a house of 27 dogs. She had two sweet pups so was fostered for two months before adoption. We have had her for one month. She is a very affectionate, expressive and intelligent dog. She loves belly rubs, getting brushed, taking walks outside and running quickly back to the house. She barks only to alert us. She loves people and is good with other dogs too. I think she now likes being an only dog in the house. She will have the best life we can give her.
7 months ago
Harley
3 Years
2 People
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Loves new people
Loves the car
She is so playful but also loves to sleep. Great around people but always tries to get her own way. I call her the queen of the house. She is very smart, very loving and protective and very friendly. Mats easily if not brushed at least twice a week. She developed black canine skin from bad pet food but after putting her on a raw diet for a couple of months her skin returned to a beautiful healthy pink. Easily trained and is amazing around my nieces. Very jealous at times and quite talkative but it's easily controlled when told too stop. My Baby!
9 months, 2 weeks ago
Mongo
11 Years
2 People
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Fur gets matted easily. She’s very loving and smart. Very good dog.
11 months, 3 weeks ago
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