Fun and Games Update

Amidst snow storms Coal is now:

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

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

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

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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!
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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!

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‘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


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‘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.
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‘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.

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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’


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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
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‘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
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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!






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‘Dena’ Shira Yuri’s new GCH

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!

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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.
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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

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Westminster 2018 Best In Show Congratulations to Flynn

Flynn Westminster BIS 2018Flynn and Bill McFadden Westminster BIS 2018Flynn Westminster BIS 2018JR Westminster BIS 2001Congratulations 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 years of hard work, and to Bill McFadden who expertly handled Flynn along this wonderful journey.

Photos courtesy of the Westminster Kennel Club and Karsten Moran for The New York Times.

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Ed Fair passes away

Ed Fair 1934-2018

Ed Fair 1934-2018

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 Great Danes in the 1950’s. His Kennel name was Casa de Azul in Orange, California. During the past several years, Ed and his wife, Sandy, have been breeding Bichons and within the past five years began showing them. They have been in the show ring with the Kennel name Fairspride and have been mentored by Joe and Dorinne Waterman.

Ed’s favorite part of the breeding process was the whelping of the puppies. He absolutely loved bringing the baby puppies into the world and getting them started with a healthy and happy life. It was amazing to watch him at work with all of the equipment imaginable at hand, as he was truly a pro and very talented.

Ed taught a weekly handling class for conformation to help others get their special four legged friends to be the best they could be in the ring. He loved helping everyone, especially the dogs. He loved every dog he met no matter what the breed. He almost always knew the breed of every dog he saw—a true dog lover!

He was one of a kind and will be genuinely missed by everyone who knew him.

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Hollyhock Skywalker New Champion

Congratulations to SKY, the newest Hollyhock Bichon to attain his Champion title. Hollyhock Skywalker “Sky” was awarded his first major the first day he went in the show ring at 10 months old. He came home 3 months later finishing his Champion title with all his points from the puppy classes. Thank you Ryan Wolfe and Lisa Bettis for taking this young boy on his initial journey into AKC competition. As a bonus, Sky brought home a few Grand Champion points and will be pursuing his GCH and International titles in 2018.

Deb Gibb and Linda Rowe

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