Atlantoaxial subluxation is a condition in which the first two cervical (neck) vertebrae are not firmly attached. Dogs are born without ligament support to their atlantoaxial joint. Patellar luxation is a disorder affecting the kneecap. White shaker disease is a tremor condition seen in small white dogs. Dermatitis is a general term used to describe inflammation of the skin and can be caused by allergies, infections or even parasites such as mange.
In addition, bichons may also be prone to allergies and immune skin diseases.
The average life span of the bichon frise is 12 to 15 years.
We realize that each dog is unique and may display other characteristics. This profile provides generally accepted breed information only.