The new BFCA websites have rolled out. Please visit them for "everything Bichon".
Legislative update: CA SB272 STALLED as of 4/15/13
Passage of this bill would mean that the rabies vaccine could be given at 3 months (12 weeks).
Keep abreast of this bill's status here.
There may be some recourse as the bill does allow for exceptions upon written recommendation of your veterinarian. Breeders, please be cautious with puppies and DON'T give a rabies vaccination within 3 weeks of other routine puppy vaccinations. Read more about the discussions surrounding this bill and around rabies vaccinations in general at this link www.dogs4dogs.com/AB272
The 2013 BFCSD Specialty Shows and Meet The Breed were a great success!
May 4-5, Saturday-Sunday
Rio Hondo Kennel Club
Cal Poly University, Pomona, CA
May 18-19, Saturday-Sunday
Mt. Palomar Kennel Club
Bates Nut Farm, Valley Center, CA
The 2013 BFCA National Specialty Show -- save the dates!
This year's show will be May 11-12, 2013 in Indianapolis. Visit the BFCA web site for all the details.
The Bichon Frise, A Pictorial Review, Book VI is now available!
The Bichon Frise Club of San Diego wants to thank all of you who have submitted your dogs for The Bichon Frise, A Pictorial Review, Book VI. The response was magnificent. Click here to order books .
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.
President, Betty Ribble Vice President, Linda Rowe Recording Secretary, Sharon Hunkins Treasurer, Pete Zacharzuk
The next club meeting is Saturday, June 8th, 2013. Visit the Members Only page for details.
Congratulations to "PJ" for his remarkable wins!
GCH KARMELS BANANAS IN PAJAMAS
Back-to-back Group wins under multiple judges and shows, lovingly and expertly handled by Renata Drumond, PJ is on a role in 2013. These photos celebrate his BEST IN SHOW win at Lake Mathews. His Group 1 win this day also included the honor of winning the Pauline Waterman Memorial Trophy. WAY TO GO PJ. You make all bichons proud!
Keep yours eyes on this boy...next stop, the BFCA National Specialty in Indianapolis.
Owned by Sandy Phillips, Renata Drumond and Camille Bakker
Bred by Wilson Ramirez