The origin of this breed dates back to the times of Ancient Rome; most of her ancestors are from Italy. The exact history of the emergence of the Bichon Frize in Europe is unknown. But it is known that these dogs were the favorites of the French king Francis I and the English king Henry III. Henry III was so attached to his pets that he carried them with him wherever he went. The breed remained incredibly popular from the 17th century until World War I. After the Second World War, the breed was on the verge of extinction, but since the 1950s, interest in it has increased again and the number has been restored. For the past 60 years, the Bichon Frize has enjoyed immense popularity throughout the world as a companion dog.