Hollyhock Alfa Romeo Best In Show Owner Handler

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Congratulations to IntCH GCH CH Hollyhock Alfa Romeo for his BEST IN SHOW Owner Handler award at the Malibu Kennel Club show. Thank you to judge Michael J. (Mickey) Feigelson for his Non-Sporting Group 1 Owner Handler placement and to judge Patricia A. Sosa for her BEST IN SHOW Owner Handler award. Romeo has received 18 Owner Handler group placements and is currently ranked #1 Owner Handler for Bichons for the 2019 season.

Trick Dog Saga!!

Amidst snow storms Coal is now:

Ch. Beaujolais”s Bright Reflection CGC, CGCA, CGCU. TKN, TKI, TKA

Receiving recognition from AKC as an “Achiever Dog” as Titling in 3 disciplines.

Next level (TKA) will be a miracle if achieved in Trick Dog!!!

WE DID IT ‘TKA’ so that is that…………time to move on.

Oliver Norse Adds New Titles



Two titles one fun day!   
First Best In Show!
Oliver moves up in titles:
National Champion 
Honors Champion
Ontario California
The International Sieger Dog Show!
Oliver wins:
The Gold Cup
Best of the Best  4 judges
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In order to qualify 9 top rated scores were needed from 9 different judges, two being an  International.



Riley wins Best Of Breed at Silver Bay!

GCH CH Karmel’s Life of Riley wins Best of Breed both days at the Silver Bay shows after having taken a one year hiatus!!  He thoroughly enjoyed being shown again by Jenny and Christian Rangel!

BLADE #8 Ranking Bichon

Blade is currently ranked #8 Bichon.
He is ranked #3 Bichon for Grand Champion points earned in 2018.
He is on the brink to go GCHS in 2018.
George and I are very proud of our boy.  Many thanks to Oscar for all of his hard work showing him to the max.
Blade will be 25 months old the end of November.  We are looking forward to a successful 2019.
Wish all of you a grand holiday season!

New GCh Int Ch. SHE Bichons

Received a New Title!

It was a beautiful day in Tucson, Arizona
November 9, 2018 Oliver Norse

GCh Int Ch SHE Bichons Oliver Norse

Oliver was shown by: Jenny Listug
Exclusively through all his titles!

He ended the year representing the Bichon Frise
as #4 National Owner Handled
Bichon Frise!
He is 60 GCh points from his Bronze!

‘Oliver’ New International Champion




IntCH CH SHE Bichons Oliver Norse
Handled by: Jenny Listug
It was a beautiful day at The Prada Regional Park!
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Oliver Norse attended the 3 required shows.
Two of the shows were judged by International Judges!
After receiving perfect marks in each category, by 3 different judges, Oliver was awarded IntCh title to his name!
Congratulations Oliver


‘Romeo’ New Champion


Congratulations to Hollyhock’s Alfa Romeo “Romeo” for completing his AKC Champion title. Romeo just turned 13 months old and it’s clear that he enjoys going to dog shows and strutting his stuff in the show ring. Deb Gibb and Linda Rowe hope to convince his proud owners, Anne and Tony Platt to let them continue showing him for his Grand Champion and International Champion titles when the opportunities arise.  Romeo may also pursue his Owner Handler ranking in 2019.  In 2018 he ranked #16 for Owner Handled Bichons.

‘TESSA’ New Champion

Congratulations to Lily Lee and her girl Tessa (CH HOLLYHOCK TRESOR DE LOTUS) for a big weekend of wins! Tessa was entered in 4 shows and hit the ground running, finishing her Champion title at the first show (thanks to her pro handler Dorinne Waterman) and then moved up to compete with the Champions and brought home 3 Grand Champion Majors under the lead of her proud mommy, Lily Lee. Way to go Tessa and Lily! What a weekend you had with this lovely girl.

Fun & Games

CH Beaujolais’s Bright Reflection CGC, adding his first title at the end. Working now towards Trick Dog Novice and Community Canine.

Anita & ‘Coal’



Laura Winston sends BIG NEWS
We did have a wonderful 4-day cluster of dog shows in Bloomsburg, PA!
BIS, RBIS and two Group 2nds.

GCH Fanatic Scott YF, “Scott”  BIS July 27th, Bloomsburg, PA
GCH Fanatic Scott YF, “Scott”  RBIS July 28th, Bloomsburg, PA

‘Sparkles” Sparkled

CH Scarlets White Diamond Of Lotus “Sparkles” finished her Champion title at the Channel City Kennel Club shows in Camarillo California on July 6th, 2018.  Thank you to all the judges that thought highly of this little girl and to the expert handling of Dorrine Waterman and her team.
~~ Lily Lee and Deb Gibb

Riley earned his Grand Champion Title!

CH Karmel’s Life of Riley recently became a Grand Champion
At the Conejo Kennel Club show.
Handled by Allan Chambers.
He is so proud and so is his Mom!






‘Dena’ Shira Yuri’s new GCH

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Thank you to handler Oscar Quiros – World’s Greatest Dog Handler!

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.
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Austin and Travis Farrow
Sweet Austin passed away on January 13, 2018.  He died peacefully in his sleep. He was 18 years and 5 days old.Austin was a happy dog and lived “The life of Riley” with absolutely no health issues and he never missed a meal!

I can’t help but believe Austin somehow channeled the Westminster judges to award Flynn the win for 2018.  JR and Flynn are the bookends to his sweet Bichon life.

Austin was a loyal companion to the end.  I will always be grateful to Diana McFarlane and Linda Rowe for their expertise and friendship.

Debra Farrow