In 1994 a dear friend of mine called me and said "Joanne, there's is a dog you MUST adopt or she will be put to sleep!" I asked "what is she?" and my friend responded "a Bichon" and I responded back "what is that?" And so began my journey into the wonderful world of Bichons.
I rescued "Sadie" a 2 year old Bichon who required immediate expensive surgery to correct a hereditary condition, had an undershot bite that was reminiscent of a bulldog, was long and low to the ground, but I didn't care, I was IN LOVE!! The next year I heard of an acquaintance who had a litter of Bichons, not having seen a litter of Bichon puppies I went JUST TO LOOK, and the next day I brought home Oliver. Oliver grew up to look and act much more like a Maltese (very similar to the Maltese who lived down the block from Oliver's 'breeder"), than he ever did a Bichon but I didn't care I was once again in love.
Two years passed when I decided I wanted a "real" Bichon, so I went to several dog shows, met some breeders and was told if I wanted a companion female my wait might be up to a year, but if I wanted a show dog, I could have one in just a few months. Not wanting to wait I told the breeder I wanted a show dog, not having any idea of what that meant. Enter Ch Kay's Princess Cosette ROM, my first show dog and the foundation for my breeding program. You will find Cosette in the pedigree of every GloryB Bichon. Cosette had two litters, seven puppies and seven champions. At the age of nine she was selected from the Veteran's Class as Best of Opposite Sex at the Bichon Frise Club of Northern California's Specialty. In 2005 she was named Dam of the Year by the Bichon Frise Club of America. Sadly, Cosette went to the Rainbow Bridge in July 2013 at the age of 16 years and 3 months. She is missed beyond words.
Official Name: Ch Kay's Princess Cosette ROM
Photo Gallery of Cosette