3/8/1932 – 5/30/2020
The fancy has lost an icon, Joe Waterman died in his sleep, May 30th, 2020.
Joe will always be remembered by Bichon breeders and exhibitors, along with Frank Sabella, for putting a pattern on that scraggly little white dog from France, the Bichon.
He also showed several Bichons that were Group and Best In Show winners. These dogs and Joe were responsible for the remarkable rise of the Bichon.
But most of all, Joe will be remembered for his ready smile, generosity, kindness and guidance to new breeders and exhibitors.
It will not be the same without Joe in the ring.
He did it! Congratulations to IntCH GCH CH Hollyhock Alfa Romeo “Romeo” for achieving the #1 Bichon Frise Owner Handler AKC ranking for 2019. It would not have been possible without “Team Romeo”, including his wonderful owners, Tony and Anne Platt, his groomers, Lianne Bondurant and Haemi Choi, his handler and co-breeder, Deb Gibb and his co-breeder and ringside cheerleader, Linda Rowe…not to mention his remote fan club of Hollyhock families across the country.
Romeo is going to be featured on the cover of the holiday issue of The Bichon Frise Reporter and will also have an inside spread thanking all the judges who made this possible, including an Owner Handler Best in Show and 26 Owner Handler group placements.
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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.
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.
Two titles one fun day!
First Best In Show!
Oliver moves up in titles:
The International Sieger Dog Show!
The Gold Cup
Best of the Best 4 judges
GCH CH IntCH NatlCH HnrCH SHE Bichons Oliver Norse.
In order to qualify 9 top rated scores were needed from 9 different judges, two being an International.
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!
It is with great sadness that we convey that Barbara Stubbs, a long time Bichon Frise fancier passed away on November 24th, 2018. She was 89 years old.
Barbara was instrumental in having the Bichon Frise recognized by the AKC and in the formation of the Bichon Frise Club of America and the Bichon Frise Club of San Diego. She also authored one of the definitive works on the breed, The Complete Bichon Frise.
While it is true there were other breeders who came before her, there were none who had the right combination of knowledge and connections to bring this “little white dog” to the attention of those who could advance it to becoming a breed recognized by the American Kennel Club and eligible to compete at all breed events.
We who call San Diego our home are fortunate to have had the opportunity to learn from this remarkable lady and to have enjoyed the pleasure of her company. Barbara bred and showed bichons under the prefix CHAMINADE. Two of her more well known bichons were Chaminade Mr. Beau Monde “Christopher” and Chaminade Le Blanc Chamour “Beemer”.
Were it not for Barbara’s style and panache it is doubtful we would be about to celebrate the Bichon Frise Club of San Diego’s 50th specialty show, or for that matter the Bichon Frise. The Bichon Frise Club of San Diego will dedicate their Golden Jubilee specialty shows on February 22, 2019 to Barbara.
It will not be the same without her, but we are forever grateful for having had the opportunity to know her, love her and learn from her.
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
He is 60 GCh points from his Bronze!
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!
CH Beaujolais’s Bright Reflection CGC, adding his first title at the end. Working now towards Trick Dog Novice and Community Canine.
Anita & ‘Coal’