The Bichon Frise is a small dog that weighs approximately 5–10 kg (10–20 lbs) and stands about 23–30 cm (9–12 in) up to the shoulder, and it is not uncommon to have slightly larger dogs. The skull is slightly rounded and the muzzle is not pointed. The tail is brushed to length and curl and curled on the back. It has a black nose and large black round eyes; The white coat is curly thick and less shedding (many resembles poodle in this feature), although many breeds tend to have less curly hair than others.
A little buff, cream or apricot-colored fur can be seen around the ears, snout, feet or on the body, but usually these colors do not exceed 10% of its body. FCI / AKC standard coat color is pure white; Other colors such as apricot or gray are not recognized. A white coat is given priority in the show round. The head and legs correspond to the body size, and the ears and tail are natural (not attached or cut). The coat is trimmed often to make the coat appear to be of equal length. Bichon Frises may have a medium high intelligence.