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Debra Farrow says goodbye to 18 year old Austin

Today we learned of the loss of Hollyhock Lake Of Silver, “Austin“, born 1/8/2000 and went to the rainbow bridge on 2/13/2018.  Here are some photos of Austin and a note from his mom, Debra Farrow.  RIP Austin. Sweet Austin

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Westminster 2018 Best In Show Congratulations to Flynn

Congratulations to FLYNN for taking the ultimate prize at Westminster 2018! Only the second Bichon Frise to achieve Best In Show since JR did it in 2001. Also, special congratulations to his breeders, Lorrie Carlton and Larry Letsche for their

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Ed Fair passes away

Today we learned that another long time Bichon Frise fancier/breeder/exhibitor has left us. Ed Fair passed away of a ruptured aortic aneurism. He was 83. Ed had been a long time exhibitor in the dog show world starting out with

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Barbara Chappell passes away

Barbara Chappell, a long time Bichon Frise fancier and frequent exhibior, passed away today of heart failure. She was 89 years old. Coming west from New England in the early 50’s, Barbara started her show days handling her own standard

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Bill Johnston passes away

Today we share the sad news that Bill Johnston, a long time BFCSD and BFCA member, passed away Monday, December 18, 2017 of heart failure. He was 67. Bill and his longtime companion Sandy Phillips have been members of the

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ANNOUNCING WILLOW IS GCH GOLD

Willow is the only bitch Bichon to hold the title GCH Gold.  Overall she is ranked #10 GCH lifetime. Also see Show Sight magazine digital version August 2017 issue Also see DN Magazine August 18, 2017 issue.    

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Ford McFarlane passes away

It is with a heavy heart that we share the news that Ford McFarlane, long time BFCSD and BFCA member, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017 as the result of complications of gall bladder surgery. He was 77. Ford was

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Westminster Kennel Club 2017 Opposite Sex Winner and Entries

BFCSD was well represented for the thrilling experience of being in New York City for the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Show 2017 Westminster Kennel Club 2017-Saturday, February 13, 2017 Westminster Kennel Club Best of Breed-Opposite Sex Winner  GCHB CH PARAYS

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Welcome new Member Laura Winston of Rosemont Kennel

  Congratulations, Laura Winston, for becoming the newest member of our club and gaining your membership in the BFCA! We look forward to each of your visits and being our voice in Northern California.  Your strong interest in Bichon health

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Group Wins for BFCSD bichons

Congratulations to Chai (Overtop Shinning Star For She Bichon) and Willow (Shira Yuri’s The Lady Willow) for their BOB and Group 4 wins this past weekend.  The BFCSD had scads of entries in Torrance and in Flagstaff.  It was nice to

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Barbara Stubbs in Encinitas

Barbara gets treated to brunch recently in Encinitas. (left to right) Susan Brockett, Barbara, Marsi Harvey, Joe Waterman, Dorinne Waterman. Barbara loves visitors…especially her bichon friends.  Please call or email her daughter, Wendy, to check her weekly schedule.  If you need

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Desi gets Colwell Fund Aid

A tumor the size of a tennis ball was removed from this poor boy!  Desi, a wonderful 8-year old boy had lived with this tumor all his life.  It recently started to become “unstable” on his head and the owners

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SHE Bichons International News

Congratulations to Sharon Hunkins for her Breeder recognition at the recent IABCA 2013 Southland AUtumn Sieger shows. She was awarded: Best of Breed in show 1 Best of Breed Bred By Exhibitor during all 4 shows Non-Sporting Group Bred By

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International Show Recap

Congratulations to these bichons for a weekend of numerous accomplishments at the International All Breed Canine Association of America’s 2013 Southland Autumn Sieger shows. There are 3 new International Champion bichons! IntCH CH Karmel’s Fairspride Lord Jasper IntCH CH SHE

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