If you were to ask about the temperament of the Bichon Frise naughty is the word that comes to mind. This breed was the last one I ever would have considered getting, yet somehow I did. After all I have a giant mastiff! The Dogue de Bordeaux also known as the French Mastiff is a gorgeous, huge, powerful dog. Don’t let her bulk deceive you as this dog is fast as a rabbit if she wants something and five minutes later will be too precious to step in a puddle. Scharnelle is a creature of decided opinions and when Jojo came into the house she decided he was nothing more than a moving stuffed toy.
She spent most of her time either trying to stand directly above him, shoving him out of the way, down stairs and my favourite–holding him down with one paw. Now, do not mistake Jojo for some wishy washy toy dog. He is a clown first and will do back flips and blitz until the house is a whirl of white curls except even he has his limits. One day when he had enough, he got up on a chair and went all gangsta in her face. It’s one thing when she was above him, another when a ball of fluff was barking in her face. She gave him her usual stare of contempt, but he now goes through the doorway first. Just like judging a book by it’s cover never wise to judge a Bichon by his smile.