Hollyhock Alfa Romeo – New Champion

Hollyhock Alfa RomeoHollyhock Alfa RomeoCongratulations to Anne and Tony Platt and their boy, 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. We hope to 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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Hollyhock Tresor De Lotus – New Champion

Hollyhock Tresor De LotusHollyhock Tresor De LotusHollyhock Tresor De LotusCongratulations to Lily Lee and her girl Tessa 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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Hollyhock Racy Lady – New Champion

Hollyhock Racy Lady “Diamond Lil” surprised everyone by making her show debut at 11 months old and finishing her Champion title 21 days later! Apparently the stars were aligned for this youngster. She finished with 4 majors, including several Best Opposites and a Best Of Breed to put the final icing on the cake. Lil lives in northern Michigan with her owner Susan Ruth Jackson. We couldn’t be more happy for Susan as it is her first show dog. Many thanks to Lisa Bettis and Ryan Wolfe for recognizing Lil’s potential and for their expertise as her handlers. And also a big thank you to the judges who saw a promising young puppy. Lil finished with all her points from the puppy class. Way to go little girl!

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Emma and Sky’s puppies have arrived

Shyladawn's Hollyhock Ode To Chaminade "Emma"Shyladawn's Hollyhock Ode To Chaminade "Emma"

Friday after dinner Emma kept cruising from doggie bed to doggie bed, nesting in every comfy corner she could find. Deb kept a watchful eye and eventually she disappeared from view. She found her in a whelping box Deb had set up in her office “just in case”. Just then Linda called Deb to report that it was time to come over for Dee Dee’s whelping. To Linda’s surprise, Deb said she’d bring Emma along “just in case”. Tom loaded Emma in Deb’s car with her whelping box and affixed her to her harness and seat belt. I guess Emma decided she wasn’t going to wait, and when Deb pulled into Linda’s driveway, Emma was pushing out her first baby.

Linda helped Deb transfer the precious cargo to her living room where they got Emma and Dee Dee set up for a whelping contest. Emma already had the first score on the board with 1 girl and Dee Dee was surprised to see she wasn’t going to have center stage that evening. At the end of the night, Dee Dee finished delivering her final puppy just minutes before Emma delivered her final one. Emma scored 3 girls and 2 boys and Dee Dee scored 2 girls and 1 boy.

You can see pictures and follow Emma’s litter’s development at the following link:
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Please note: The puppies from this litter are all spoken for and will be going to families already on our waiting list. To get on the waiting list for a future litter or a referral to one of our breeder associates, please complete our puppy application.

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Dee Dee and Sky’s puppies have arrived

Hollyhock Dazzle And Delight "Dee Dee"Hollyhock Dazzle And Delight "Dee Dee"

Friday after dinner Dee Dee seemed ready to deliver her babies so Linda called Deb to come over to her house to rendezvous for the whelping. Much to Linda’s surprise, Deb said Emma was showing early signs of labor so Deb decided to bring Emma along “just in case”. See Emma’s news post for the rest of that story.

Dee Dee took her sweet time, watching Emma’s deliveries, but eventually she got down to business and delivered 2 girls and 1 boy. You can see pictures and follow Dee Dee’s litter’s development at the following link:
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Please note: The puppies from this litter are all spoken for and will be going to families already on our waiting list. To get on the waiting list for a future litter or a referral to one of our breeder associates, please complete our puppy application.

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Lucie and Romeo’s puppies have arrived

IntCH CH Hollyhock My Heart Stood Still "Lucie"IntCH CH Hollyhock My Heart Stood Still "Lucie"

Early today Lucie decided she was ready to deliver her first litter, and she made it look easy, delivering 4 boys and 2 girls in just over an hour. She and her puppies went to the vet for an initial wellness check which they passed with flying colors. You can see pictures and follow Lucie’s litter’s development at the following link:
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Please note: The puppies from this litter are all spoken for and will be going to families already on our waiting list. To get on the waiting list for a future litter or for a referral to one of our breeder associates, please complete our puppy application.

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Hollyhock Bichons at the International Shows

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Congratulations to these new International Champions, Lucie (IntCH CH Hollyhock My Heart Stood Still), Sky (IntCH CH Hollyhock Skywalker), Tessa (IntCH Hollyhock Tresor De Lotus) and Sparkles (IntCH Scarlet’s White Diamond of Lotus). It was a fun weekend in the park and the dogs did well in spite of some long wet grass during the morning shows. The afternoons were delightful and it’s always fun when we can spend time with the wonderful bichon families that have our dogs. Thank you Jewel Weien, Lily Lee and Chen for all your help that weekend.
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Sky and Romeo at the Del Sur Kennel Club shows

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Thank you to Sherry and Scott Harris and Anne and Tony Platt for letting us show off these two young Hollyhock boys.  Fourteen month old Sky (Hollyhock Skywalker) and seven month old Romeo (Hollyhock Alfa Romeo) got some nice comments from the judges that day, but unfortunately didn’t bring home the points.  Still, it’s always fun when we can spend the day with our wonderful bichon families and see our dogs in the show ring.  Thank you also, to Haemi Choi for her grooming and handling help.
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Romeo at the Beverly Hills Kennel Club shows

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Hollyhock Alpha Romeo “Romeo” was Winner’s Dog and also took home Best Of Breed and Group 3 Owner Handler awards at the Beverly Hills Kennel Club shows.  Thank you Anne and Tony Platt, for letting Deb show off your beautiful little boy.  Even the camera crew noticed Rommy and had him in a short segment for the televised event.  Keep an eye on this little man.
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Tessa and Sparkles at the San Diego Specialty

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Tessa (Hollyhock Tresor De Lotus) and Sparkles (Scarlet’s White Diamon of Lotus) had some tough competition going up against 15 class bitches at the 2018 Bichon Frise Club of San Diego specialty shows. Their owner, Lily Lee, kept her distance as Haemi Choi and Allan Chambers took them through the long day. Even though they didn’t bring home the points, they looked good and received some nice comments from the judges.
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