The Corgi Frise, or the Corgi Bichon, is a delightful Bichon Frise Corgi mix.
Her parents are a Bichon Frise and a Pembroke Welsh Corgi.
The Corgi Bichon is a fairly new Bichon Frise mix, with the mix popping up only in the last 20 years or so as a new preferred designer dog.
The Temperament of a Corgi Bichon
A Corgi Bichon mix is known to have a wondrous temperament. And boy does she have energy!
She can remain active for hours, playing fetch until she wears out.
She loves both people and animals, and because she is a small dog, she is easy to bring pretty much anywhere and is up for anything.
The beach? Sure! The dog park? Absolutely! A friend's house? Why not!
She may assert her dominance from time to time when you're training her, but otherwise, the Corgi Bichon is a very obedient dog. You typically don't have to repeat yourself more than twice to get him to listen.
What's interesting about the Corgi Frise is that her parents are so different that one Corgi Frise may be wildly different from the next.
For instance, if she takes after her Bichon Frise parent, she will love getting attention and being in the spotlight.
If, however, she's more like her Corgi parent, she may get more enjoyment out of herding animals smaller than her. This may, hilariously, extend to children.
The Corgi Bichon differs from other Bichon mixes in that apartment living is not suited for this dog. She has way too much energy to be cooped up all day.
If she could talk, the Corgi Bichon would probably say something along the lines of:
“Take me out! I want to go out!
Out, out out! Are we outside yet?
What are we waiting for?
Let's go out!”
The Body and Health of a Corgi Frise
A Corgi Frise is one of those rare breeds, which does not have a set standard insofar as her body type.
While her body type may differ, the Corgi Frise tends to have a body like a Corgi: long and short.
She may also take after her Corgi parent insofar as her facial features are concerned.
Her coat is more like that of her Bichon parent. It can be curly, of medium length, and is typically tan or white.
Depending on the coat she inherits, the Corgi Frise's brushing needs may vary.
If she is more like her Bichon parent, then she will need to be brushed daily to prevent tangles, mats, and skin problems.
She will also need to visit the groomer every month to two months for regular maintenance.
A Corgi Bichon's nails should be trimmed every two or three weeks, and her teeth should be brushed weekly to avoid a buildup of tartar.
Her ears should be cleaned weekly and plucked once a month.
All in, the Corgi Frise is a pretty healthy dog, especially for a mixed breed.
Most mixed breeds come with a host of health concerns to watch out for, but with the Corgi Frise, the only thing you really have to worry about is hip dysplasia – not bad!
The life expectancy for a healthy Corgi Frise is 12 to 15 years, and her weight can range anywhere from 10 to 30 lbs.
Training and Playing with Your Corgi Bichon
The Corgi Bichon has a devilish streak to her and enjoys looking for trouble whenever possible.
This makes her prone to barking and chewing – two destructive behaviors that can be curbed if you train her early.
If you're an active person, then this is the dog for you. Swimming, jogging, playing at the park with a ball or Frisbee – she loves it all.
She may not be hyped about getting to know other animals and/or children.
If you know you will be putting her into an environment where she will run into either one, then you may need to start slow, socializing her in baby steps to get her used to the idea.
In fact, it is recommended that you take her to the dog park at least twice a day, both to socialize her and for playing purposes.
A Final Word about the Corgi Frise
The Bichon Frise Corgi mix is a highly energetic dog whose appearance can vary wildly, depending on which of her parents she takes after more.
She's an independent little spirit, so it may be difficult to train her, but keep at it. Consistency is everything.
Don't let her get bored – else you can kiss your carpets and your furniture goodbye. It is recommended that you keep her active for at least 45 to 60 minutes every day.
This means taking her outside and doing whatever you can to help her run her batteries down.
If you're an active person who likes to do anything and everything outdoors, then this is the mixed breed for you.
As far as mixed breeds go, this one is unique in that she tends to be pretty healthy. There aren't a lot of major health concerns to worry about with the Corgi Frise.
She's also unique in that, despite being a small dog, she's not great at being cooped up in smaller living spaces. If you need a dog who is more suited to apartment living, the Corgi Frise isn't it.