GCH CH Hollyhock Alfa RomeoGCH CH Hollyhock Alfa Romeo
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:
National Champion 
Honors Champion
Ontario California
The International Sieger Dog Show!
Oliver wins:
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.



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 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!

Barbara Stubbs

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
Bichon Frise!
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!
Congratulations Oliver



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.

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.

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

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

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!






GCH Shira Yuri's Gardenia Kimono 'Dena'GCH Shira Yuri’s Gardenia Kimono ‘Dena’ earned her GCH title at the Ochlockonee River Kennel Club of Florida on February 25, 2018 with a Best of Breed. She defeated two specials, which included her brother/littermate GCH Shira Yuri’s Samurai Sword ‘Blade’.

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