How to groom a Bichon Frise

How to groom a Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise

Coat Type

Curly / Thick

Recommended Grooming

The Bichon Frise should be Scissor Trimmed or Clipper Trimmed. The aim is to have the fur appear like a powder puff, clear of any noticeable lines or marks.


  • Hair should be plucked from the ear canal, only as necessary
  • Before bathing, remove any serious tangles or matts
  • Remove any excess body hair and set pattern lines before bathing
  • The ears reach to the nose. This proportion sets up the entire balance for the rest of the round head style. The jawline should be level with the ears
  • Hand scissor top of the head. Head is broad and rounded with deep-set eyes
  • The neck is long, arched and powerful. Leave coat a bit longer than on the body
  • Legs are scissored full, straight and parallel, with the feet tight and rounded. The length of coat on the legs can range from 1 inch – 2 inches
  • Hocks are well let down.
  • Underline is neat, deep through chest and a slight rise to tuck up area
  • Rump is tight and clean showing off a well angulated rear assembly with strong thighs
  • The tail is left long and natural
  • Finish with a light styling gel/mousse to add body to the leg coat, and control to the fall. Add shine with a fine mist of coat polish

Clipper Blade + Areas

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