Bichon frise puppies black and white clipart

Aug 02 2019

The French word bichon comes from Middle French bichon (‘small dog’), a diminutive of Old French biche (‘female dog’, cognate with English bitch), from Old English bicce, and related to other Germanic words with the same meaning, including Old Norse bikkja, and German Betze. Some speculate the origin of bichon to be the result of the apheresis, or shortening, of the word barbichon (‘small poodle’), a derivative of barbiche (‘shaggy dog’); however, this is unlikely to impossible, since the word bichon (attested 1588) is older than barbichon (attested 1694). While the English name for the breed, Bichon Frise, is derived from the French bichon √† poil fris√© meaning ‘curly lap dog’, the usual English spelling does not include the diacritic.

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