About Us

Founded in 1964 as the Bichon Frise Club of San Diego, Inc., further referred to as the BFCSD, is a group of Bichon owners representing the Southern California area. We meet monthly at members homes on the second Saturday of the month. Programs and discussions concerning the responsible ownership along with planning of our annual specialty show are topics of club meetings.
Membership has varied over this long period of time. We have a number of pet owners as well as breeders and show exhibitors. In addition we have several members who are judges in each of the disciplines of Conformation, Obedience and Agility for the AKC. We also have dogs active in Therapy Dog work.
Historically our club is intertwined with the national organization, The Bichon Frise Club of America, as we hosted the first recorded Bichon Frise match in the United States on July 10th, 1961. Founders of both clubs are members of our club today. In 1973 when our breed was recognized by the AKC we hosted the first approved event, a Sanctioned Match in Las Vegas. In 1976 we hosted the First National Specialty at which points toward an AKC Champion was won. Several of our members have held offices in the national organization.
Prospective Members should review the club’s Goals and Objectives and then may submit a Membership Application.  A club member will then contact you.
Click here to review our club’s Constitution and ByLaws.
For any other questions about the Bichon Frise Club of San Diego, including membership eligibility, please send an email to info@bichonfriseclubofsandiego.com
Club Officers
President:  Deb Gibb  (858-531-2890)
Vice President: Lily Lee
Treasurer: Sandy Fishell 
Secretary:  Leezette Lopatic  Send Email  (888-773-5399)
Directors: Susan Brockett, Jenny Listug, Linda Rowe