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While Bichon Frise and Bichon Havanese are both members of the 'Bichon' family, they certainly aren't the same breed, any more than a Springer Spaniel and a Cocker Spaniel are the same breed.
While the correct nomenclature is certainly Bichon Frise or Bichon Havanese, in common useage in US dog circles and competition, they are routinely referred to as either Bichon or Havanese.
The fact that most don't refer to their dog as a Bichon Havanese certainly does not indicate they are ignorant of the fact.
Murray & his mama, Sally~