Common belief holds that the Bichon descended from the Barbet, a medium-sized, woolly water dog, and that the word Bichon is derived from barbichon, which is the diminutive of the word barbet. (2/15) by Judy Powell December 8, 2020, 3:33 pm Credit Judy Powell 0 Previous 2/15 Next View full list See more Previous article Asleep. Next article Grooming a Bichon is not for cowards: this is a high-maintenance breed. You’ll need to allot considerable time for grooming and bathing. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.