Lil and Jack’s Puppies Have Arrived

Lil and Jack welcomed 2 boys to the Hollyhock Bichon family early today. She delivered her babies in about 3 hours 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.

Team Romeo goes to Orlando

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Team Romeo headed to the AKC Nationals in Orlando Florida for a weekend of shows and visits with some of our extended Hollyhock family.   Pam and Dave Williams made the journey to Orlando from their home just outside of Atlanta Georgia and were instrumental in making sure we had all our equipment for the show.  They also documented our journey and took lots of the photos and videos.  We could not have done it without them!  Carrie and Dawn Abreu traveled all the way from Massachusetts with Peppermint and Jellybean and Peppermint and her owner/handler Carrie brought home the second place rosette for the Open Bitch class.  Andrea and Jamie Gardner came from Arkansas to see their youngster, CJ, make his debut in the show ring.  CJ and his handler, Jana Klein, were in town for the entire week and CJ placed better at each show he entered.  This little guy seems to like the show ring and should be a contender as he matures.  Romeo, groomed immaculately by Haemi Choi, brought home the Best Of Breed prize for the #1 Owner Handled Bichon Frise on Friday but fell short of getting a ribbon at the big show on Saturday.  With 41 bichons entered, it was still a great day watching some of the best bichons in the country.  We had a wonderful weekend with our extended families and their bichons and we hope to make this trip to Orlando an annual tradition!

Watch Romeo in Orlando, 2019 (duration 6:17).

CLICK HERE to see Romeo’s web page.

Jack racks up Owner Handler placements at Shoreline shows

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Jackie Jack is on a roll.  Hollyhock Go Figure, CGC “Jack” brought home the rosettes and the points in his second outing as a new champion at the Shoreline Dog Fancier shows in Costa Mesa, CA.  He placed as Best Opposite in the breed round and Best Of Breed Owner Handler, and then went on to receive a Group 3 Owner Handler placement…and he did this both days.  Keep your eye on the prize little man and you just might become the #1 Owner Handler Bichon Frise for 2020…and follow in your daddy Romeo’s footsteps. 

CLICK HERE to see Jack’s web page.

Jack gets his first Grand Champion wins

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Congratulations to Hollyhock Go Figure, CGC “Jack” for killing it at the Yuma Arizona shows.  On Friday he finished his Champion title and on Saturday he entered the ring as a new champion and took Best Of Breed, a GCH Major, Best of Breed Owner Handler, and then a Group 1 Owner Handler placement.  As if that wasn’t enough, on Sunday he took Best Opposite, Best Of Breed Owner Handler and a Group 4 Owner Handler placement.  This boy is on fire and off to a good start as he aims to become the #1 Owner Handler Bichon Frise for 2020…and follow in his daddy Romeo’s footsteps. 

CLICK HERE to see Jack’s web page.

Lil gets her first Grand Champion wins

IntCH CH Hollyhock Racy Lady "Diamond Lil"IntCH CH Hollyhock Racy Lady "Diamond Lil", CH Hollyhock Go Figure, CGC "Jack"Congratulations to Hollyhock Racy Lady “Diamond Lil” for an impressive weekend of wins all 3 days at the Yuma Arizona shows Thanksgiving weekend.  It was Lil’s first time in the ring as a champion and she scored two Select Bitch awards and one Best Opposite award, beating another champion and getting points each day toward her Grand Champion title.  Lil has been on hiatus from the show ring but decided to come along to the Arizona shows to keep Jack company.  It was a great weekend for these Hollyhock kids!

CLICK HERE to see Lil’s web page.

Jack finishes his Champion title

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Congratulations to Hollyhock Go Figure, CGC “Jack” for completing his AKC Champion title at the Yuma Arizona shows.  Jack finished the same week he turned a year old and on this special day he was Winner’s Dog, Best Opposite, Best Of Breed Owner Handler and got a Group 3 Owner Handler placement.  Go Jackie Jack! 

CLICK HERE to see Jack’s web page.

Peppermint gets her first Owner Handler group placement

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Congratulations to Hollyhock Speaker Of The House, “Peppermint”, and her owner/handler, Carrie, for getting her first Owner Handler group placement at the Framingham District Kennel Club show in Boxborough, Massachusetts. Peppermint placed first in her class and then took Winner’s Bitch, Best Opposite, Best Of Breed Owner Handler and an Owner Handler Group 3 today. She’s off to a nice start in pursuing her Owner Handler ranking for 2020.

CLICK HERE to see Peppermint’s web page.

Jack gets his Majors and More

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Congratulations to Hollyhock Go Figure, CGC “Jack” for an amazing weekend at the Kennel Club of Riverside shows at Lake Perris, CA.  Jack took the Major both days, Best Of Breed Owner Handler both days and went on to take a Group 3 and Group 1 Owner Handler each day.  Watch out for this little man as he tries to follow in his Daddy’s footsteps!

CLICK HERE to see Jack’s web page.

Diamond Lil is a new International Champion

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Congratulations to Hollyhock Racy Lady “Diamond Lil” for showing so beautifully and achieving her International Champion title.  Lil received fabulous comments from the judges and awards galore, including Best Of Breed, Best Of Breed Bred By Exhibitor, Group placements and ended the weekend with a Reserve Best In Show!  Not bad for a girl who hasn’t been in the show ring in over a year!

CLICK HERE to see Lil’s web page.

Romeo is #1 Bichon Frise Owner Handler for 2019

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He did it!  Congratulations to IntCH GCH CH Hollyhock Alfa Romeo “Romeo” for achieving the #1 Bichon Frise Owner Handler AKC ranking for 2019.  It would not have been possible without “Team Romeo”, including his wonderful owners, Tony and Anne Platt, his groomers, Lianne Bondurant and Haemi Choi, his handler and co-breeder, Deb Gibb and his co-breeder and ringside cheerleader, Linda Rowe…not to mention his remote fan club of Hollyhock families across the country. 

Romeo is going to be featured on the cover of the holiday issue of The Bichon Frise Reporter and will also have an inside spread thanking all the judges who made this possible, including an Owner Handler Best in Show and 26 Owner Handler group placements. 

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CLICK HERE to see Romeo’s web page.