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Jackson leaped into our life at the age of nine months in the backyard of his Breeder's home in northern California. He could not contain his delight and he could not sit still. We nicknamed him 'Action Jackson'.
A glorious puppy we decided then and there that we would show him and knew he would have great success in the ring. Off he went to the Handler's and became a Champion effortlessly. Jackson then came home to grow up.
At two years old it was time for Jackson to return to the ring and continue his show career. Except he hated it! He missed his family, his pack and his quiet life in the country. He was very unhappy. He wanted to come home in the worst way.
And so he did. Jackson returned to us and his life in the Berkshires. He is filled with joy every day and we feel so blessed to have him in our life.
- Toni Tucker
A cheerful, happy dog, the Bichon Frise is small and sturdy with a dark-eyed inquisitive expression and a plumed tail it carries merrily over the back. The breed is often compared to a cotton ball due to its curled double coat, which consists of a textured outer coat and a silky undercoat. The coat must be white, but may have shadings of buff, cream or apricot around the ears or on the body.
The Bichon Frise appeared in the 13th century as a descendent from the Water Spaniel. Traded by Spanish sailors and transported from continent to continent, the breed eventually became a favorite of those in the 16th century French royal courts. The breed was also favored by the painters of the Spanish school, who often included them in their works. Although the breeds colorful past includes use as a circus dog, today the Bichon is enjoyed primarily as a companion animal.
The Bichon is a naturally gentle, playful dog. He loves activity and requires regular exercise. His hair grows continually and does not shed, so extensive grooming is a must to prevent mats. Bichons also tend to be a good breed for allergy sufferers.
- AKC Meet the Breeds®