The Bichon Frise is described as a very playful, curious, and peppy dog who is categorized in the non-sporting group of dog breeds. Bichon Frise coats will always be white with black noses and eyes. The Bichon is considered to be relatively hypoallergenic, as the breed sheds very little because the shed hair is caught up in the undercoat. They are considered a small dog breed with a height ranging from 9.5-11.5 inches and an average weight of 12-18 pounds for both the males and females. Their life expectancy is 14-15 years.