Regular grooming is more than helpful with a full coated Bichon Frise, it is a responsibility. Soft and cottony, the coat can easily become matted especially when exposed to moisture. Some pet owners not concerned about maintaining a show quality coat and appearance will have the hair coat clipped shorter for easier maintenance. No one wants to remove the coat of a Bichon Frise but when it gets severely matted it is not fair on the animal to undergo excessive de-matting. The coat needs to be completely brushed our at least twice weekly to deter tangling and matting.
Like many other long coated breeds hair shed can and often does remain in the under coat until it is removed by proper brushing and combing. Hair shed not removed will, with time or immediately upon getting damp or wet, begin to "tangle" and "matt" whereby the hair shed both wraps and compresses around the existing hair coat. Mats simply ruin the beauty of the Bichon Frise coat, and severe matting causes any pet discomfort and even poor skin health.
If home maintenance is done properly; full service grooming is recommended every 3 weeks, if not professional grooming is recommended at least every 1-2 weeks.
For more information on home maintenance grooming and equipment please contact our groomer! Advice is always free.
Remember all cuts and grooming shown is to the customer’s specifications.
Grooming required rating - VERY HIGH
Full service grooming required (with home maintenance): At least every 3 weeks.
Full service grooming required (without home maintenance): At least every 1-2 weeks.