Barbara Chappell passes away

Barbara Chappell 1929-2018

Barbara Chappell 1929-2018

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 poodles. In the early 80’s she discovered the Bichon Frise and was introduced to Kathie Vogel, Mayree Butler, and Danielle Ardagna who became her early mentors. Soon after that Jim Lockwood and Alison Hardy were her local sounding boards. Barbara then turned her experience and insight into becoming a mentor for others interested in the breed.

Barbara’s breeding program involved some of the earliest lines and her kennel name was Taywyn. I’m sure many of you will recognize her line in pedigrees of dogs still in the show ring today.

Her petite, positive, energetic personality and big smile were most evident when you’d see her around the show ring. Win or lose, Barbara was happy to be at the shows surrounded by other Bichon fanciers. She absolutely loved the breed and was always happy to share her insight and experience. For many that came after her, she was more than a mentor and ambassador for the breed. She was someone whom everyone called their friend.

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Bill Johnston passes away

Bill Johnston, 1949-2017

Bill Johnston, 1949-2017

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.

Bill and his longtime companion Sandy Phillips have been members of the Bichon Frise Club of San Diego since 1997. During this time Bill was a constant contributor to the club’s meeting and events.

Many will remember Bill wearing his green apron selling raffle tickets or catalogs at our Specialty shows. He was always there to help with whatever was needed. But perhaps the most enduring and loving memory of Bill is looking across the showgrounds and seeing Sandy and Bill coming in the distance, Bill towering above her with a chair in each hand and Sandy frequently with a Bichon in tow. Bill always made sure that Sandy was comfortably ensconced ring side before he was off to greet old friends and make new ones.

Bill seemed to be so at home at the shows, always with a smile on his face. And when a new piece of “show gossip” or other show tidbit was shared who will forget his frequent response, “Oh really!”

Many of us will remember Bill only as a “dog person”, but he had other interests, especially race cars and golf. And many of us are just learning he was an avid surfer in his youth. It doesn’t take much imagination to see Bill “hanging ten” with as much enthusiasm as he embraced with his other interests.

Things will not be the same without Bill. He will be missed by all.

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More AKC National news from Shira Yuri

In addition to CH Shira Yuri’s Samurai Sword getting an AOM at AKC National, his littermate also got an award.

Shira Yuri’s Gardenia Kimono (Dena) took WB and a 3 point major.

What a way to end 2017!

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*SHIRA YURI at *AKC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP*

Congratulations to George and Janet!!

“Our Bichon Frises CH Shira Yuri’s Samurai Sword (Blade) won an Award of Merit at AKC National in Orlando Fl today.  In 2013 Blade’s sire GCHS Shira Yuri’s Great White (Jaws) also won and Award of Merit.  Blade won his AKC Championship at 6.5 month of age.  Now Blade is 13.5 month old and has won BIG time!

Thank you Oscar Quiros for all of your hard work and earning Blade such a prestigious award.”

George and Janet

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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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Lompoc Show GCHG Willow’s G4 Photo

 

Willow G4 win photo from Lompoc show July 20, 2017. She is now Grand Champion Gold. 
                               GCHG Shira Yuri’s The Lady Willow By Ikon.

 

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Shira Yuri’s News Bulletin-Photo Update

Durango Kennel Club

Willow was awarded 2 G4’s at the Durango Kennel Club shows May 18 and May 20.

Willow is now the top Bichon Bitch for grand champion points won in 2017. She is number three in the overall rankings with 139 points. Only Flynn and Gabriel are ahead of her. The number for Dogs in the rankings has  gained 83 points to date. These numbers are reflected as of June 16, 2017 on AKC’s website.

Blade -AKC name Shira Yuri’s Samurai Sword finished at 6.5 months old with five majors. Blade is Willow’s son.

Rosie-AKC name Shira Yuri’s Scarlet Rose finished at 11.5 months old with four majors.

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Summerfest-Camarillo, California

L-R BOS-Ange BOB-Willow SB-Lucie

 

LUCIE

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another nice day near the beach, Summerfest was 3 days of shows in Camarillo, California.  Hollyhock’s Lucie (Hollyhock My Heart Stood Still) took the majors all 3 days and is the club’s newest Champion, finishing with 4 majors and another major on Sunday for her first major toward her Grand Champion title.

 

7/7/17, Friday, Channel City KC
BOS     GCHS SHIRA YURI’S THE LADY WILLOW BY IKON
WB/BOW  HOLLYHOCK MY HEART STOOD STILL ** MAJOR
RWB     SHIRA YURI’S GARDENIA KIMONO
Also Participated —
SHIRA YURI’S PEARL DRAPED OBI
BEAUJOLAIS’S SWEET TEMPTATTION
 
7/8/17, Saturday, Santa Maria KC
SB      GCHS SHIRA YURI’S THE LADY WILLOW BY IKON
WB/BOW  HOLLYHOCK MY HEART STOOD STILL ** MAJOR, NEW CHAMPION
RWB     BEAUJOLAIS’S SWEET TEMPTATTION
Also Participated —
SHIRA YURI’S GARDENIA KIMONO
SHIRA YURI’S PEARL DRAPED OBI
 
7/9/17, Sunday, Santa Maria KC
BOB     GCHS SHIRA YURI’S THE LADY WILLOW BY IKON
SB      HOLLYHOCK MY HEART STOOD STILL ** MAJOR
Also Participated —
SHIRA YURI’S GARDENIA KIMONO
SHIRA YURI’S PEARL DRAPED OBI
BEAUJOLAIS’S SWEET TEMPTATTION
 

 

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BFCSD SummerFest-Ventura California Shows

It was a nice weekend at the beach with Wilson Ramirez taking home 2 new champions with his boy Rocko and his girl Star! It was a nice turnout by the San Diego club creating major opportunities for both the boys and the girls in the conformation ring.

6/30/17 Friday, Ventura Co. Dog Fanciers Assoc
SB GCHS SHIRA YURI’S THE LADY WILLOW BY IKON
WD/BOW KARMEL’S KING OF CHARNETT “Rocko***MAJOR / NEW CHAMPION
WB KARMEL’S STAR FULL OF LIFE “Star***MAJOR / NEW CHAMPION
RWB HOLLYHOCK MY HEART STOOD STILL “Lucie
–Also participated
SHIRA YURI’S PEARL DRAPED OBI
SHIRA YURI’S GARDENIA KIMONO
BEAUJOLAIS’S SWEET TEMPTATION

7/1/17 Saturday, The Burbank Kennel Club
SB GCHS SHIRA YURI’S THE LADY WILLOW BY IKON
RWB HOLLYHOCK MY HEART STOOD STILL “Lucie
–Also participated
SHIRA YURI’S PEARL DRAPED OBI
SHIRA YURI’S GARDENIA KIMONO
BEAUJOLAIS’S SWEET TEMPTATTION

7/2/17 Sunday, The Burbank Kennel Club
SB GCHS SHIRA YURI’S THE LADY WILLOW BY IKON
WB/BOW HOLLYHOCK MY HEART STOOD STILL ***MAJOR
–Also participated
SHIRA YURI’S PEARL DRAPED OBI
SHIRA YURI’S GARDENIA KIMONO
BEAUJOLAIS’S SWEET TEMPTATTION

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Bahia Sur Show Results /Garden Party

Garden Party

 

Garden Party

 

 

 

Bahia Sur Show

Bahia Sur Show

 

 

 

 

 

 

The BFCSD’s annual Garden Party and Rescue Raffle was held at the Saturday show where we did a supported entry.  The weather was HOT but the gathering was in well attended and Gene had come through again this year with a huge tent under the shade trees.  The raffle took in about $600 for bichon rescue and a personal campaign initiated by Jenny Listug leading up to the event brought in over $4,000 more for bichon rescue.

 
Saturday, 6/17/2017  Judge Mrs. Ann D. Hearn
The BFCSD Supported Entry
BOB (and then a Group 4) went to GCHB FAIRSPRIDE MON ANGE DE MONACO “Ange” and he took home the Picnic Folding Chair. 
BOS Picnic Basket went to SCARLETS YOU’RE THE ONE “Carly“.
RWB TRES JOLIE BANANNNA SAVANNAH 
Also Participated
SCARLETS WHITE DIAMOND OF LOTUS
XROAD’S AMAZING GRACE
HOLLYHOCK MY HEART STOOD STIL
BEAUJOLAIS’S SWEET TEMPTATTION
 
Sunday, 6/18/2017 Judge: Mrs. Elaine J. Lessig
Congratulations to prospective new club member Jenny Listug and Oliver (SHE Bichons Oliver Norse) for taking Best of Breed from the classes including Best of Breed Owner Handler.  And also to Lucie for taking Best Opposite from the classes.
WD/BOW/BOB/BOBOH SHE BICHONS OLIVER NORSE “Oliver” **MAJOR
WB/BOS  HOLLYHOCK MY HEART STOOD STILL “Lucie” **MAJOR
RWB   SCARLETS WHITE DIAMOND OF LOTUS ‘Sparkles”
Also Participated
BEAUJOLAIS’S SWEET TEMPTATTION
TRES JOLIE BANANNNA SAVANNAH
 
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LAKE MATHEWS RESULTS

4/29/17 (Saturday)
 
BOS   GCHS SHIRA YURI’S THE LADY WILLOW BY IKON
RWB   TRES JOLIE BANANNNA SAVANNAH
 
Participated
SHIRA YURI’S SCARLET ROSE
BIJONE’S BEAUJOLAIS FANCY THAT
BEAUJOLAIS’S SWEET TEMPTATTION 
 
4/30/17 (Sunday)
 
BOB   GCHS SHIRA YURI’S THE LADY WILLOW BY IKON
WB    BEAUJOLAIS’S SWEET TEMPTATTION Heidi
RWB   TRES JOLIE BANANNNA SAVANNAH
 
Participated
SHIRA YURI’S SCARLET ROSE
BIJONE’S BEAUJOLAIS FANCY THAT
BEAUJOLAIS’S SWEET TEMPTATTION 
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Ford McFarlane passes away

Ford McFarlane 1940-2017

Ford McFarlane 1940-2017

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.

Ford was a past President and Board Member of the BFCSD for many years. He tackled the difficult job of Show Chairman for our Specialties as well. Ford and his wife Diana have been BFCSD and BFCA members since the late 1980’s.

The McFarlanes became BFCSD members after meeting club members Barbara Stubbs, Lois Morrow and Linda Rowe at the Silver Bay Kennel Club show. At that time they had one pet store Bichon. It wasn’t long until they had several show dogs that they showed to their conformation titles with Linda Rowe under the Hollyhock prefix. More recently they were involved with Norwich Terriers that they showed under the Haverhill prefix.

If asked to describe Ford all would describe him as a sweet guy who would do anything for his friends and was especially devoted to his wife, Diana. At every BFCSD event Ford could be counted on to not only do his job, but to be available to help others without needing to be asked.

Ford loved his dogs and am certain all who knew him can picture him sitting in “his chair” with a lap full of Bichons. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

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MT. PALOMAR KENNEL CLUB

LUCIE

 
 

RILEY

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ROCKY STAR

 
 
 
 

SAVANNAH

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SPARKLES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Saturday, 5/20/17
WD/BOW  SHE BICHONS OLIVER NORSE  **4 Point Major
RWB        KARMEL’S STAR FULL OF LIFE
Participated
KARMEL’S KING OF CHARNETT
KARMEL’S STAR FULL OF LIFE
SCARLETS WHITE DIAMOND OF LOTUS
HOLLYHOCK MY HEART STOOD STILL
TRES JOLIE BANANNNA SAVANNAH
BEAUJOLAIS’S SWEET TEMPTATTION
 
Sunday, 5/21/17
WD/BOW  KARMEL’S LIFE OF RILEY  **4 Point Major
RWD     SHE BICHONS OLIVER NORSE
WB      SCARLETS WHITE DIAMOND OF LOTUS  **4 Point Major
RWB     KARMEL’S STAR FULL OF LIFE
Participated
KARMEL’S KING OF CHARNETT
HOLLYHOCK MY HEART STOOD STILL
TRES JOLIE BANANNNA SAVANNAH
BEAUJOLAIS’S SWEET TEMPTATTION
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“SPARKLES’ Takes BEST In Match

“SPARKLES” BIM

 

 

 

Congratulations to Scarlet’s White Diamond Of Lotus “SPARKLES” on her first AKC Sanctioned B Match at Orange Empire Dog Club on May 14, 2017 where she took Best In Match.  This little girl was Best Puppy at our AM Specialty show in February and is now starting her run for her Champion title in the conformation ring.  You go little girl!
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RIO HONDO KENNEL CLUB RESULTS

5/06/17 (Saturday)
WD/BOB  KARMEL’S KING OF CHARNETT
WB/BOS TRES JOLIE BANANNNA SAVANNA
RWB     KARMEL’S STAR FULL OF LIFE
 
5/07/17 (Sunday)
WD/BOW  KARMEL’S KING OF CHARNETT
WB/BOS TRES JOLIE BANANNNA SAVANNA
RWB     KARMEL’S STAR FULL OF LIFE
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