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Bichon Frise vs. poodle

[ bee-shon freez, fri-zey; French bee-shawnfree-zey ]
  1. one of a French-Belgian breed of small dog having a silky, loosely curled, thick white coat, a topknot, dropped ears with long flowing hair, and a tail curved over its back, originally developed in the Mediterranean area.
[ pood-l ]
  1. one of a breed of notably intelligent dogs, having thick frizzy or curly hair usually trimmed in standard patterns, and occurring in three varieties (standard poodle, miniature poodle, and toy poodle) that differ in size: What I miss most about our old place are the six big poodles who live at the herb farm next door.

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