A Bichon Frise costs anywhere between $700 and $2000.
The exact price tag of course depends on a number of factors including the age, the purity of the breed, the breeders and even the gender. Whatever the case, it is fair to conclude that though not the most expensive, these dogs are pretty pricey.
On a side note, you may be lucky and get your hands on a Bichon Frise for free by adopting one from a rescue. However, the chance of getting a purebred Bichon Frise from rescue is not high.
One of the main reasons for this high price range is the hypoallergenic status that Bichons enjoy. There are not many dogs out there that are considered decent for people with allergies, which makes the demand for them in this regard significantly higher. As a result, the price is also pretty high.
Another possible explanation for the hefty purchase price is the hype behind the cute fluffy dog aesthetic. Bichons are considered among the most adorable of all lap dogs with their little symmetrical features and puffy white coats. Their unique niche creates demand for them that allows breeders to hike up prices.
While they are a little expensive to purchase, Bichon Frise dogs are more than worth the investment. They make for fantastic family pets with their friendly, playful, cheerful, and affectionate temperament. There is also the fact that although they are a little stubborn, they are fairly intelligent which guarantees return on effort investments when it comes to training.
Finally, these dogs are pretty low maintenance. They are small so they do not eat a lot. They are generally healthy which means that short of routine vet visits you might not have to spend too much on health bills. With such low maintenance costs, it makes their steep purchase prices even easier to swallow.