Cher Ami Bichons

About Cher Ami Bichons

My love for the Bichon Frise breed began 18 years ago with the purchase of my first Bichon, Beauregard. Bogie is still the patriarch of our Bichon family. As other Bichons entered our family, it became apparent how versatile is this breed. Being shown in conformation, obedience, agility or as a therapy dog, the Bichon excels at it all. They are life long companions that live to please their owners and always bring joy to those who need a warm kiss. They are bred to be faithful companions and family members. The Bichon is one of the few breeds that are recommended for owners with allergies and get along wonderfully with other pets. As you can surmise, I love the breed and recommend it to all who are looking for a companion with any of these traits.

All of my adult Bichons are AKC champions and some went further to be shown as “specials”, competing at the Eukanuba and Westminister shows. When finishing their show careers, they live out their lives as endearing family members and parents to the next generations.

Although my goal is to breed the next show dog, I do not breed often. No more than one litter a year. All my dogs have completed health certifications for heart and orthopedic problems (hips, knees, elbows, femurs). I do not breed dogs with allergies, and their eyes are certified once a year from the age of two until breeding age is completed. I do not have a kennel and all puppies are raised as family members and socialized. My puppies have wonderful temperaments and conform to the Bichon breed standards. They are crate trained and depending on the age of adoption, well on the way to be potty trained.

I believe it is important to have an enclosed area or fenced in yard for your dog to exercise. If it is impossible, be prepared to exercise your dog several times a day on a leash. Invisible fence does not protect your pet from other animals, cars or being stolen.

I generally do not place a Bichon in a family with too young children. From experience I have found that buying a puppy to teach children responsibility is a terrible reason. You will end up with the responsibility and all members of the family will be unhappy. Remember, Bichons are members of your family and long after your children leave home, they will still be your faithful companion.

I do not place a puppy in a family that is gone for long periods of time on a regular basis. They need human companionship. There are breeds that can be left alone consistently and would be a better choice.

If you do adopt a Bichon, love him or her and you will be loved back a thousand times over. Every day he/she will be an integral part of your life starting and ending with kisses. If you have any questions about the breed or are interested in bringing one into your family, give me a call. Sometimes you may even call at the right time for puppies.

~Deena Mathog

Cher Ami Bichons is located outside of Detroit in Oakland County, Michigan.

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Bichon Frises of Oakland County, Michigan
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