How can I get my bichon frise's coat white?

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How can I get my bichon frise's coat white?
Regular grooming will help keep your Bichon Frise white. (Martin Poole/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

The Bichon Frise is a small breed known for its white coat. Larger than a Maltese, this popular pup requires special care to keep that prized white coat looking its best. Learn how to keep your Bichon Frise clean and you'll save time and money by reducing the number of trips to the groomer.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Brush
  • Dog shampoo for white fur
  • Baby powder
  • Cornflour
  • Baby wipes for sensitive skin

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  1. 1

    Brush your Bichon Frize regularly. Since this breed doesn't shed, brushing is the only way to remove dirty hair.

  2. 2

    Bathe your Bichon Frise monthly. Use a shampoo and conditioner for white fur and thoroughly bathe and dry your dog's hair every month. Avoid bathing more often than monthly so you don't dry out or irritate the sensitive skin that is common among many Bichon Frises.

  3. 3

    Dry bathe in-between baths with baby powder or cornflour. Apply the powder or cornflour to your Bichon Frise's coat and rub it in thoroughly. Brush with a soft brush to remove excess powder or cornflour and remove snarls and knots. The powder and cornflour absorb oil and dirt without irritating the sensitive skin of your Bishon.

  4. 4

    Clean paws and hair in-between baths with baby wipes designed for sensitive skin. Clean paws, fur, nose and around the eyes with baby wipes. Continue to clean your Bishon Frise until the baby wipes show no dirt.

Tips and warnings

  • Never use harsh chemicals to whiten the coat of your Bichon Frise.

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