Jack – #1 Owner Handled Bichon Frise for 2022

Jack had a great 2022 in spite of only showing for 4 months! That’s a long story, but suffice it to say he had fun again on the road with Deb and pulled off a few more BEST IN SHOW Owner Handler awards, got his Grand Champion Silver title, his Platinum Owner Handler award and ended the year as the #1 Owner Handled Bichon Frise and #2 Lifetime Owner Handled Bichon Frise. Way to go little man!

CLICK HERE to see Jack’s web page.

Lil and Basil’s Litter Has Arrived

Lil and Basil welcomed 3 boys and 2 girls to the Hollyhock Bichon family on Monday, October 17, 2022.  Like her last litter, she delivered her babies in about two hours with some heavy panting but no complications. Her labor was a bit “vocal”, especially with the last baby that was the largest of the litter.

To see more photos and follow their litter diary, click on this link and then bookmark that page.

Piper gets her Therapy Dog Certification

Congratulations to Piper and Glory for completing the training and testing required for their Therapy Dog certification.  They will be working with a children’s reading program as well as making the rounds at a local hospital visiting medical staff and eventually patients. 

Piper is the daughter of our Romeo and Emma, born 2/9/19 and has littermates Izzy, Frankie, Dottie and Crispin.

Basil wins at the Bichon Specialty in San Diego

Congratulations to Hollyhock’s Mayflower of Karmel “Basil” for winning Select Dog at the Bichon Frise Club Of San Diego summer specialty show.  Basil was shown and handled by Carrie Abreu, his proud owner and trainer. 

CLICK HERE to see Basil’s web page.

Jack finishes 2021 with some nice wins

Jack loves the show ring and his mini-vacations with Deb just about every weekend. After the COVID epidemic he was anxious to get back in the ring. Needless to say, he had a wonderful year!

  • International and Grand Champion Bronze titles
  • Best In Specialty Show
  • Multiple Best In Show Owner Handler
  • Multiple International Champion Reserve Best In Show
  • #2 Owner Handled Bichon Frise
  • #3 Lifetime Owner Handled Bichon Frise
  • #9 AKC Breed, #11 All Breed, #11 Grand Champion

CLICK HERE to see Jack’s web page.

Lil and Jack’s 3rd Litter Has Arrived

Lil and Jack welcomed 3 girls and 2 boys to the Hollyhock Bichon family late Saturday evening, the day before Easter. Like her last litter, she delivered her babies in about one and a half hours with some heavy panting but no complications.

To see more photos and follow their litter diary, click on this link and then bookmark that page.

Lil and Jack’s 2nd Litter Has Arrived

Lil and Jack welcomed 3 girls to the Hollyhock Bichon family early Saturday morning. She delivered her babies in under an hour and a half with no stress or complications. Her labor was a bit “vocal”, not unlike her mother, Holly.

To see more photos and follow their litter diary, click on this link and then bookmark that page.

Jack’s celebrity cameo at the 2020 Beverly Hills Dog Show

CH Hollyhock Go Figure "Jack"
Deb & Jack, CH Hollyhock Go Figure

Each year it seems celebrity newsperson Maria Menounos hunts for a Bichon Frise to play with as she does interviews at the Beverly Hills Dog Show. Last year she spotted Romeo. This year it was Jack’s turn. She is a big dog fan, and has had bichons in the past. She spent about 20 minutes with Jack in between her interviews on the red carpet. Needless to say, I’m guessing Jack was her favorite!

Here’s a video clip of Jack with celebrities Maria Menounos and Akbar Gbaja-Biamila as they cuddle with him during one of their news clips created for the show. The 2020 Beverly Hills Dog show will be televised on NBC on May 17, 2020.

CLICK HERE to see Jack’s web page.

Jack, Jellybean and Holly win at the BFCSD Specialty shows

IntCH GCH CH Hollyhock SHE Returns "Holly" CH Hollyhock Go Figure "Jack" Hollyhock Jack and Holly, 2020 Best in Sweepstakes CH Hollyhock Go Figure "Jack" CH Hollyhock Go Figure "Jack" Hollyhock Madame Secretary "Jellybean"Congratulations to IntCH GCH CH Hollyhock SHE Returns “Holly” and her grandkids, CH Hollyhock Go Figure “Jack” and CH Hollyhock Madam Secretary “Jellybean” for their recent wins at the Bichon Frise Club Of San Diego’s annual Specialty Shows in Del Mar, California.

Holly was awarded Best Veteran in SweepstakesJack took home nice wins the first day, landing Best in Sweepstakes, then an Award of Merit and Best Of Breed Owner Handler.  The second day he got the Select Dog Major (and was second to the Bichon, George, who won BOB and was BOB at Westminster this year) and Best Bred By Exhibitor.  Not to be outdone, Carrie came all the way from Massachusetts with her girl Jellybean.  It was JB’s second weekend at a dog show and there were 14 class bitches to beat.  She brought home the Winner’s Bitch Major on Sunday and also took home BOB Owner Handler that day.  

Wow…what a nice weekend for this Hollyhock family!  What fun!

Dee Dee and Romeo’s Puppies Have Arrived

Dee Dee and Romeo welcomed 4 boys and 1 girl to the Hollyhock Bichon family during the night. Dee Dee delivered her babies in about 3 hours as is pretty typical for her. Mommy and babies are all doing well.

To see more photos and follow their litter diary, click on this link and then bookmark that page.