Really Big Boy General Chat

Discussion in 'Bichon Frise' started by Shawn P, Nov 19, 2018.

  1. Shawn P

    Shawn P New Member

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    Really Big Boy

    Having recently seen a couple of friends Bichons, I'm starting to realize that my Conner is crazy big. Does anyone else have a 30lb Bichon? He's very muscular and get's plenty of exercise being outside chasing after his very athletic Labradoodle best friend.

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    Sorry to say but that looks like a Bichon x Poodle to me.
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    What a stunning looking dog you have !
    Weights of dogs can be confusing, there are lots of charts on line.
    They are usually quite accurate if you have a pedigree dog, one you start to get dogs that are mixed with other breeds it’s literally anybody’s guess
    Firstly, do you have paperwork from a breeder to confirm he is a pedigree
    Secondly, what does your vet think
    I hold my breathe as I say this as I don’t want to offend, but, if he is a pedigree, from the little research I did before replying I would say he is overweight
    This is only my opinion and I am not an expert by any stretch, I commented only to give you some pointers
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    All the more to cuddle!
    To the best of my knowledge there is no stated weight in the Bichon Frisé Standard, - just a height guide of 11 - 13 inches at the shoulder. The Standard is a blueprint in words of the ideal specimen, and it is common for puppies to fall to one side or the other of this ideal. Having said that, Connor does look to be a big lad. Did you see his parents? If not, it could be that he had large parents, (non-showing toy breeders tend to like larger bitches, for obvious reasons), or, as has already been suggested, he could be the result of a misalliance! Whatever the reason, he sounds very happy and healthy, and is probably much fitter than his tiny friends too.

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