I Wish I Were a Snot Ball Shooter
Join Date: Feb 2003
I don't have one, but it's my "dream dog". We breed them where I work. They are super-high maintenance because of their coats, and they can have a lot of eye stain. Our groomer says that grooming one is like grooming a dog twice, because their coats are so terribly thick. One lady brings hers in once a month to be groomed.
I love their personalities, they're sweet and silly and so loveable... I also like their size, and their sturdiness - they're built so that you can rough house with them and not be afraid of breaking them, but they're still a "small" dog. They also seem to be pretty tolerant, I think they'd be great for kids.
I like poodles too, but I think they're kinda high-strung and yappy - the bischons we have at work are the least yappy breed we have. Their only downfall, in my eyes, is the grooming. But, if you keep them brushed and keep their eyes trimmed out, it doesn't have to be a problem.
I say it all the time at work - "I want one !"