Originally Posted by LavenderRott
The reasons for going to a "high end" breeder are many and you are finding that out now. Bichons are prone to severe allergies, eye problems and both hemophilia and Von Willebrand's disease. These are genetic issues that a "high end" breeder is usually very careful to test for and avoid. They also are very careful about breeding for temperament.
With the advice you have been given and with training classes, you should be able to get your puppy past the issues that you are currently having.
Good Luck and keep us posted.
Double ditto dis. Umm, this.
the hallmarks of a breed that make you think it's the one for you are produced by the hallmark breeders, hallmark being a term in this case for the word reputable.
Sublime it does sound like you have a good head start on this problem. 14 weeks is incredible young for a puppy to show aggression no matter where it was bred but, just as in humans, wierd things can happen. Classes should help immensely.