The Bichon Frise is a small breed of dog of the bichon type. The name bichon comes from the French for "small long-haired dog". Bichon Frise dogs are slightly round with a cotton ball appearance and a long tail which is curly. It has a black nose and dark round eyes. They are considered to be highly intelligent and were traditionally trained to perform tricks for royalty. Bichon Frise grow to be around 9 to 11 inches tall and weigh around 7 to 11 pounds.