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Bichon Frise History

The Bichon Frise is of Mediterranean ancestry. His oldest ancestor is the Barbet, or Water Spaniel, from which the name Barbichon came, later shortened to Bichon. Also descended from the Barbet are the Caniche, or Poodle, and the Maltese. They have certain similarities because of their common ancestry, but each long ago became a separate breed.

Valuable trade items in the Phillipines, Cuba, Argentina, and Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, the Barbichon group