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Front Cover, Fall 2012
GCh SAKS Hamelot Little Drummer Boy

Feb-March 1987
Bitches--The Bottom Line by Beauchamp; Breeder’s Forum: Anne Jones, Enjoue; Bichon Frise: The Early Years by Gertrude Fournier.

April-May 1987
A Visit to British Dog World

June-July 1987
Richard Beauchamp-What is A Stud Dog?

Oct-Nov 1987
Trimming Nails

February/March 1988
Showing: Choosing the Dog to Special Pt 2 by Richard Beauchamp.

April/May 1988
Handling the Specials Dog Pt 1 by Richard Beauchamp; British Bichon: The Stud Dogs; Just A Brood Bitch

June-July 1988
Flea Control by Sonia Riggs

Oct-Nov 1988
Seller Safeguards, Etiquette of Stud Owner

Dec-Jan 1988
Pet Pediatric Nutrition

June-July 1989
Breeding, The Hobby Breeder

Aug-Sept 1989
Conversation with Gertrude Fournier

Oct-Nov 1989
Dog Astrology, Fournier, cont’d.

Dec-Jan 1989
Fournier, cont’d., Selling Puppies By Phone

Summer 1990
A Conversation with Gertrude Fournier Pt 5

Spring 1991
Dog Proofing Your Home, Tear Staining- Causes & Methods for Clearing It Up;Training Your Dog to Sparkle In The Ring

Summer 1991
Top Producer by Richard Beauchamp

Summer 1992
Ch. Vogelflight’s Music Man ROMX; Tribute, “Pit” After Delivery

Winter 1992/3
BIS, BISS Ch. Jalwin Just A Jiffy ROM Tribute, Slipping Stifles, Health of the Newborn Pt 2

Spring 1993
Ch. Beau Monde The Huckster Tribute; Surviving an AKC Inspection, Early Training & Socialization

Summer 1993
Ch. Bunnyrun Over The Rainbow Tribute; Owner-handling, judges

Fall 1993
Teeny Tepees Chief Of Diandee Tribute

Winter 1993/4
Dangers of Pest Control, Vitamin Therapy, Hiring a Handler, Healthy Feeding

Summer 1994
Bichon Rescue, Utility Dogs in Training; Advice to New Owner-Handlers

Fall 1994
Top Producer Statistics for 1993, Finding a Gene That Causes Hip Dysplasia

Winter 1994
Evaluating Puppies, How to be a Successful Novice, Health--Bad Teeth & Heart Problems

Spring 1995
Medical--Ovulation Timing, Special Interest --Bichon Faces From the Past

Summer 1995
Dual Ring Bichon, In Defense of Handlers

Fall 1995
Breeding--Back to Basics, Beauchamp articles; Finding the Modern Bichon, Bichons of Foreign Lands

Winter 1995
The Dog Crate and Your New Puppy, Nutrition During Gestation

Spring 1996
Sire of Significance, Montravia Jazz M’Tazz; Handler Forum - Paul Flores

Summer 1996
Eye Stain Removal; Web Pages for Bichon Lovers, Obesity in Bichons

Fall 1996
Bichon History, Socialization Training; So You Want to Buy A Puppy

Winter 1996
Natural Health Care; Grooming; Scientific Approach to Breeding Healthy Dogs; Natural Therapies for Dealing with Skin Problems

Spring 1997
Breeder Forum McNamara & Collier, Limited Registration: Limited Application

Summer 1997
1996 Top 40 and Top 40 write-ups; Top 1996 Sires & Dams, Natural Therapies for the 21st Century Breeder

Fall 1997
Handler Forum: Lisa and Mark Bettis; Phoebe Caldwell Memorial

Winter 1997/8
Mycoplasma Infertility; Carol Crane, Karoluk memorial; Lanolin and Oil; Obedience Training-Using Positive Reinforcement

Spring 1998
Placing Puppies, Choose Your Handler Wisely, Heart Diseases, Poisonous Plants, Holistic Care (Heartworm-Alternative Treatment); The Immune System & Disease Pt. 1

Summer 1998
Top Breeders, Sires and Dams 1997, Tracking Bichons, Grooming Your Bichon Without Straining Your Back, Top 40 Write-Ups

Fall 1998
Dog Food-Special Recipe, Frozen vs. Fresh Semen, Homeopathic Medicine; Mayree Butler (Reenroy) Memorial

Winter 1998/9
Patellar Luxation; Jean Fergus Interview, Sale Agreement Guarantees

Spring 1999
Breeder’s Forum--Mimi Winkler; The Immune System & Disease Resistance Pt 2; Under Eyelid Infections, Judges’ Comments

Summer 1999
Breeder’s Forum--Doris and Maggie Hyde; Top 40 Stories for 1998, Rumor Tribute; BFCA Specialty Results

Fall 1999
Canine, Behavior, an Introduction by Earl Takahashi; Top Breeders, Sires and Dams for 1998; Health--Pancreatitis or Liver Disease? Reverse Sneezing

Winter 1999
Sire Of Significance--Ch. Craigdale Yoannewyn El Toro, Bichon Health by Anne Jones, Tribute to Betty Shuck

Spring 2000
Patellar Lucation (Dislocated Knee) by Anne Jones; Eye Stain, Colloidal Silver: What is it, and is it Safe?; Spotlight on John and Leanne Wise, Clarion

Summer 2000
The Big Scam--Rabies Vaccination by Dr. John Fudens DVM; Coat Care by Earl Takahashi; The Price of Popularity: Popular Sires and Population Genetics by C. A. Sharp

Fall 2000
National Results and Writeups, Vacinnes: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow by Anne Jones; Whelping, Some Neonatal Tips by Cheri Cully; Chronic Skin Disease by Jenny Drastura

Winter 2000/01
Jim Gerarge Memorial Issue: BFCA Tribute to Jim; Rimadyl in With Liver Disease

Spring 2001
Tribute to Roger Caras; Fourth World Congress News; Coat Care: Two in One Shampoos; Health: Alleviating Arthritis Pt 1; Air Travel With Dogs

Summer 2001
How to Prepare an Ad Pt. 2; BFCA Nat'l Results; Epilepsy Treatment, Inheritance and Research; Breeding, Making it the Perfect Match; Alleviating Arthritis, Pt. 2

Fall 2001
Tribute/Interview with Joe and Pauline Waterman; Dog Shows of Years Past Pt 1; Longevity-Doing Something Right

Winter 2001/02
Canadian National Critique; Making Room; A Comparison of Havanese and Bichon; Flavio Werneck Memorial

Spring 2002
Bichons and Seizures; How to Prepare an Ad Pt 3; Tribute To Beemer; Craigdale Flamenco Dancer; Unintended Consequences by Dr. Al Grossman

Summer 2002
Tops for 2001; Training: Doing Crating Right; Con formation: The Elusive Proper Front

Fall 2002
National Results; Edd Bivin interview, Early Obedience Training; Dewclaw removal; Puppy Proofing Yard and Home; Profiling a Puppy Buying Prospect

Spring 2003
If You Are A Hobby Breeder; A “Miracle” Potion for Fading Puppies; Tear Staining Pt 2; Temperament From Anxiety to Self-Destruction; How to Prepare an Ad pt 4; Interview with Laura Purnell/Tomaura; Improving the Odds, Pt 2; Tumors and other disorders

Summer 2003
Interview with PaRay; Crufts 2003; BFCA Nat’l results; Breed Rescue; Grooming (Skunked); AKC Enhances DNA Cert. test

Fall 2003
Tops for 2002 (Breeders, Sires & Dams); The Wise Use of Preventive Medicines; Vaccinations; Advertsing: It pays to what?

Winter 2003/4
Therapy Bichons; The Story Behind Xerlane Kennels; Puppy Mills interview Mrs. Patti Strand; Online Litter Registration news; Richard Beauchamp book review.

Spring 2004
Better Breeding: Nature vs Nurture; Health: Probiotics; Gertrude Fournier memorial; Interview with Irene Libby, Valentine Bichons

Summer 2004
National Results, Chicagoland Results, Top Breeders, Sires and Dams for 2003, Sharron Heigert/White Pine interview.

Fall 2004
Crufts UK; Breeding Better Dogs; Overseas news, Crufts Dog Show and State of the Breed; Homeopathic Health; Immune System Pt 1; Allergies; Puppy Strangles; Interview w/Judith Thayer/Jadeles

Winter 2004/5
Rick Day/Risgae interview; Combating Skin Probems; Shark Cartilage; Demodicosis; Using Pedigrees; Training; The Rising Storm: What Breeders Need to Know about the Immune System Pt 2; Rolande Lloyd Memorial.

Spring 2005
Ch. Special Times Just Right!; Interview with Kayley Kovar; Raising pups to be good companions

Summer 2005
Top Breeders, Sires and Dams for 2004; Interview with Nicole King-White; Tube Feeding; Chlorinated Water: A Big No-No; Hero Bichon saves a Life;Mast Cell Tumors

Fall 2005
Sire of Significance: Doriann’s Int;’l Man Of Mystery; Conformation: The Mark of a Champion; BFCA National & Chicagoland show results; Therapy Bichons; Eleanore Grassick/Glen Elfred interview.

Winter 2005/6
Sire of Significance: BIS Ch. Paw Mark’s Sunny Side Up; Two Important Health Alerts; Pet Bichons; Dog show courtesies; A Fresh Food Diet; What Breeders Need to Know About the Immunse System; Diseases Caused from Pets

Spring 2006
Dam of Significance: Ch. Prancing Full Of Cuddles; Bichon Beauty and how to maximize it; Do dogs have strokes?; More on Puppy Strangles; Exploring the Mys-teries of Liver Shunts.

Fall 2006
Interview with Kendra James/Kenningway; Top Breeders, Sires and Dams for 2005; Health: Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia; Allergic Dermatitis; BFCA National Results and coverage

Winter 2006/7
Interview with Kieth and Sandra Hanson, SAKS; Answers to all Your Questions; Cross Breeding:Designer Dogs; United Kennel Club

Spring 2007
Mary Vogel Memorial; Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Pt 2; Designer Dogs; Approval to Judge; Inherited Traits; Jurnior (and adult) handling; Geriatric Care; Puppy Sales

Summer 2007
Handler Forum Lisa Bettis; More on Designer Dogs; Breeding Strategies; Lori Kornfeld Memorial

Fall 2007
BFCA National Results; Interview with Kay and Jim Mitchell/Sasikay; Pauline Waterman memorial; Tops for 2006 and all time Tops; Hypoallergenice Dogs

Winter 2007/8
Bichon History: Understanding the Bichon from a Historical Perspective By Mayno Blanding; 
In Memory: Pauline Schultz of Paw Mark Bichons; Health: Titers or Vaccines Boosters? Breeding Better Dogs: Building a Better World of Breeders By Dr. Carmen Battaglia

Spring 2008
Handler forum with Dennis and Katey Brown; Club Activities: Learning to say NO; Geriatric Care; Nutrition: Vitamin K#; Bichon Orthopedic Problems; Performance Training; Puppy Mills--A Rant

Summer 2008 
Breeder Forum with Vickie Halstead, Victoire's Bichons; Bichon Health: C'est CHIC!!! Pt 1; Whelping Tale; Health: Bichons and bladder stones revisited; Performance: An Introduction to Companion Events Pt 1; Bichon History; Senior Care; Breeding Strategies: Selecting Breeding Stock: Do we need another way?

 

 

Fall 2008
National coverage including results, write ups, and judge's critiques; Top breeders, sires and dams for 2007; Breeder/Forum with John and Christine Kellow, Pinefield Bichons, In Memoriam: Verna File; Performance: An Introduction to Companion Events Pt 2; Health: Bichon Orthopedic Problems; How to Advertise (Revisited) Pt 1

Winter 2008/9
Breeder Forum with Lorrie Carlton & Larry Letsche DVM, Belle Creek Bichons; An ROM story: Am Int Ch Jadeles November Melody; 2008 National Critiques from the Judges; Hereditary Canine Cardiac Diseases: Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Spring 2009
What Is A Title:?; Calcium and Regulation Vitamin D for Health; Congenital Canine Cardiac Defects (PDA); State of Bichon Health Today Pt 2; Handler Forum with Krystle Broersma/Jabez

Summer 2009 SOLD OUT
Acquired Canine Cardiac Diseases Mitral Valve Diseases; Training with food rewards, Sherry Fry/Kobold memorial; Breeding Strategies:To Be or not to be: Breeding Goals

Fall 2009- SOLD OUT
BFCA results, judges' critiques and show stories; Top Breeders, Sires and Dams for 2008; Artist/Breeder-Forum with Gerry Paolillo; AKC Votes to Approve New Title; Whelping: DHA (Fish Oil) Does your brood bitch have enough?

Winter 2009/10
Breeder spotlight with Barbara Chappell, Taywyn Bichons; Health: Enzymes, The Spark Plugs for Your Dog's Engine, Fun Match Story; Rescue: These Changing Times Pt 1; Health: Kidney Disease; Warning: Poisonous Holiday Plants AVMA Animal Facts; DNA Testing: Who is Really My Daddy?; Great Gaines from No Pain; Scratching The Surface

Spring 2010
Health: Your dog may someday save your life; Should we stop "littering?"; Breeder/handler forum with Danielle Ardagna/Vogelflight; Puppy Evaluation: Testing for proper placement; Rescue Pt 2; DNA Testing; Health: Berry Good Supplement Antioxidants for show dogs

Summer 2010
How to Advertise Pt 2; Breeding Challenges: There is no mapquest for breeding dogs; Pyometra: An Open and Shut Case; Contracts: Co-ownership contracts (When Two's a Crowd); Specialty results BFC San Diego; Memorial issue for Virginia Le Cave, Cameo Bichons; Health: Lumps, Bumps and other Growths; Puppy Health: The fine line; Traveling with your dog; "RV"ing it! Conditional Registration: Will it Impact You?; Diet, Training tips and Tricks!; Grooming: Toenails, a quick primer

Fall 2010
National Write Up, Results and Judges' Critiques; AKC Announces New Grand Champion Title; Top Breeders, Sires and Dams for 2009; Health: Is Flea and Tick Control Safe?; Preventing Accidental Deaths; BFC of Western Pennsylvania show results.

Winter 2010
Whelping Story: The Puppy Who Wouldn't; Video Your Match: A Great Learning Tool; BFC of Greater L.A. news; Cats and Dogs Can Get Along; Behavior: It's in the DNA - or Not?!; Health: What's Thyroid Got To Do With It?; My Contract Legal Nightmare; "Epileptic" Seizure Disorders; Unwritten Rules of Dog Shows

Spring 2011
Health: Probiotics: Food or Drugs?; Swimmers (aka "flat puppies"); Dangers of Xylitol; Sire of Significance BIS BISS BPIS Am Can Ch Fluffette Encore At Kenningway ROM feature; Breeder-Forum with Maria-Jose Bernal, De Ishibilia Bichons; Breeding: Considerations When Breeding Your Bitch.

Summer 2011
Murphy, The Therapy Dog; Club Spotlights, BFC of San Diego and BFC of Northern New Jersey; Follow Up on Xylitol; Conformation: Piece Works or Symmetry?; Top Breeders, Sires and Dams for 2010; Breeding Strategies: The Downside of Inbreeding, it is Time for a New Approach; HSUS: Six Members of Congress Join Call for IRS Action; Dog Behavior: The Eyes Have It; Become a Good Mentor; More on Flat Puppies "Swimmers"

Fall 2011
National coverage including results and judges' critiques; Mentoring: The Tragic Loss of Bloodlines and Mentoring in America; Club Spotlight on BFC of Western, Pennsylvania; Sire of Significance, Ch Risgae Sweets Treat At MusicBox; Kennel Spotlight on So Much Better Bichons.

Winter 2011
Sire of Significance: BISS Am Int Ch Bijone's Solo Of Loch Vale ROM; Health: Pro-and Prebiotics - What are they and what do they do?; Judging Specialties: One Dog at a Time; Contracts: To Avoid Misunderstandings Stud Contracts are a Must; Tragic Loss of Bloodllines and Mentoring Pt 2; Grape and Raisin Poison

Spring 2012
Sire of Significance: Ch Judges Choice High RIdge RIght On, "Reno,"; Health: A Dog's Sense of Smell; Breeder-Forum with Diane Ayres/Loch Vale; HSUS news; Humor: Letter from a Bichon Mom; Breeding: Dealing With Birth Defects and Basic Breeding Principles

Summer 2012
Health: Dangers and Unbelievable Uses for WD40; An Interview with Bernice D. Richardson, Cali-Col Bichons; Westminster: Super Bowl of Shows; Sandra Madia memorial; Health: Anethesia Myths and Urban Legands; Behavior: Stopping Your Dog from Barking; Campaigning A Dog: Secrets of Show Success

Fall 2012
Show results BFCA National Specialty, National 2012 Write ups, Top Breeders, Sires and Dams for 2011, Conformation: Evaluating Dogs Pt 1

Winter 2012
Future Breeder Mentorship; Breeder-Forum featuring Donna Jones/MusicBox; Health issues on car sickness and Early Spay-Neuter Considerations.

Spring 2013
JR Memorial issue, Sire of Significance: Ch BIS/BISS Special Times Just Right! ROMX story, memorial tributes; Health: From CHIC; Natural Rearing: Avoiding Unnecessary

Summer 2013
Top Breeders, Sires and Dams for 2012; Westminster Coverage; Breeding: How to Guarantee Success in Your Breeding Program; Conformation: Evaluating Dogs Pt 2; Dental Care for Dogs; Placing Puppies, Placing Adult Dogs; Specialty Write up BFC of San Diego 2013

Fall 2013
BFCA Show Results, Judges' critiques, National Write Up; Judging Your First Assignment; Heartworm Disease; Old Dogs With Murmurs.

Winter 2013/4
Custody: Dogs and Divorce; Canine Behavior: Think Like Your Dog; Juniors: Helpful Hints for Juniors; Health: Anal Sacs, Probiotics, Safe Prevention of Parasites, Gallbladder Mucoceles; Best Of Eleanore: Your Handler and You

Spring 2014
Breeder-Forum with Viva Luo, Overtop Bichons; Judges Speak About the Reporter; Eukanuba results and judge's critique; Dogs and Wills: How to leave a legacy for your pets; Health: Tick Paralysis; Rosmarie Blood memorial.

Summer 2014
BFCA coverage including the National Write up, Judges' critiques; BFC of San Diego show coverage; Top Breeders, Sires and Dams for 2013; In Memory of Richard Beauchamp; Puppy Placement: Pick of the litter--what does it mean?; Health: The Truth About Seizures; Health: When is it time for a Urinalysis

Fall 2014
Agility: BFCA Holds All Breed Agility Trial; Presenting Your Dog: how to make your dog more competitive in the ring;Safety: Dogs Poisoned by Marijuana; Seizure Disorders in Dogs; Stem Cell Update; Aspirin and Ibuprofen: Are human pain meds safe for dogs?

Winter 2014
Versatilly: Boku's Story; Health: The Dangers of the Cuterebra Fly (Botfly); Health: Legg-Perthes Disease; Reproductive Health: Loss of an unborn litter and False Pregnancy; Luring: Lure Coursing

Spring 2015
Westminster Show Results; Recognizing A Gem of a Breeder: Joanne Rubin; Breeder-Forum with Joanne Rubin, GloryB Bichons; Showing: A Newbie Goes to Westminster; Canine Arthritis; Thoughts on Puppy Milk Replacers

Summer 2015
BFC of San Diego Show Coverage; Breeder-Forum with Karen Paulson, Sue Swindle and Sheri Kennedy, Absolutely Bichons; Top Breeders, Sires and Dams - 2014; Agility: BFCA Agility Trail On The Run; In Memory of Lois Morrow, Chamour Bichons

Fall 2015
2015 BFCA National Specialty Coverage; Breeder-Forum with Erayna Beckman, Legend Bichons; Heartworm Disease; Puppy Care; Nutrition: Applying A Lean Look To Feeding

Winter 2015/6
Sire of Significance: Am./Kor. GCh. Ch. Intl., Am., Kor., Fl., Ee., LV, BALT, MBIS, MBISS Wendan Out On Parole From MusicBox ROM; Al Story; Puppy Placement (Pick of the litter; What does it matter?); Handling: If It Isn't Broke Don't Fix i t; Feeding: When Is A Meal Not A Meal?

Spring 2016
From Royal Prissy Paws to Hounds At the Helm; Breeder of Year 2016; On The Road to the 2015 AKC Obedience Classic; A New Emphasis on Junior Showmanship; About Seminars; Richard Beauchamp on What is a Stud Dog?; Leaky Dogs: A Primer on Urinary Incontinence

Summer 2016
The Economic Benefits of Dog Events; Breeder-Forum With Michelle Brosdal and Carol Konik, Doriann Bichons; A Conversation With Bill McFadden; Westminster 2016: A Breeder Owner Perspective; Top Breeders, Sires and Dams - 2015; BFC of San Diego Show Coverage; Stud Dogs: Searching For the Superior Sire

Fall 2016
BFCA National Coverage including the judges' critiques, On The Road to the 2016 BFCA National by Anna Hillman, Wishing For a Win in the North Start State by Mayno Blanding, and Actions Spoke Volumes by our Bichon Frise Reporter Guy; Interview with Lorrie Carlton and Larry Letsche, DVM, Belle Creek Bichons

Winter 2016/17
Eukanuba World Challenge News; Looking for a Breeder? by Mayno Blanding; Pet Owner to AKC National Owner-Handled Series by Carol Duntemann; Dog Show Etiquette: Considerations for Show-Giving Clubs; Health: Coughing, Coughing, Coughing, But Why?; Marlene Steiner, Hot Stuf Bichons Memorial; Breeding: Tips for Success With Fresh, Chilled Semen Breedings

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