My journey into the world of dogs began in 1995 when I met a co-worker’s Bichon. I knew at that time, this was the dog for me. Once I knew I was ready for a puppy in my home I got on the Internet and searched for breeders in my area.
I was directed to the secretary of the Bichon Frise Club of Canada, Norma Dirszowsky of Normandy Bichons. I placed a phone call to her and it turned out that she was just a short distance from my home. After two visits to her home I soon received the all important and eagerly awaited phone call, that she had a puppy for me. This was my wonderfulGatsby, Normandy’s Great Gatsby, CD. My trip down Lowchen lane began in 1999 while attending a show in Belleville, Il with Rick Day (Risgae Bichons). Rick introduced me to Susa Williams (Desusa Lowchen and Bichons) and to a new litter of Lowchen Susa had on the ground at the time.
Rick and I ended up getting a boy from that outsized on us, so he went to Susa and then on to a pet home. I then patiently waited for another litter for Susa to have that something “special” would come from. While waiting, Rick and I attended shows in Biloxi, Mississippi and Jackson, Mississippi the year of 2001 just before Christmas.
While entering the show site in Jackson, I spotted a woman sitting on the floor with a cute Lowchen puppy in her lap. I introduced myself and exclaimed what a cute Lowchen pup. She was excited that I even know what the puppy was! This was my first, chance meeting with my good friend Jann Neinhaus of Seafever Lowchen and PWD’s. It turned out that Jann had 2 girls from the same litter and after spending time together that weekend, one of her girls, Abby, came to live with me.
Abby became Rick’sand my first Lowchen champion. Ch. Seafeaver’s Not Too Shabby, completed her championship quickly, and impressed many with her ring savvy and antics.
While showing Abby, Susa Williams called to tell me she had a singleton parti girl that she was bringing to the Greensboro shows for Rick to pick up. This was Tootsie! She was a born show girl, and cute too boot. Tootsie completed her championship in fine style with 4 majors. Ch. Desusa’s Dream Come True became my second Lowchen champion.
This was the beginning of MusicBox Bichons and Lowchen, and my love affair with these breeds! We are proud to be members of the Canadian Kennel Club, Bichon Frise Club of America and the Bichon Frise Club of Canada, the Lowchen Club of America and the Lowchen Club of Canada, and in good standing with the AKC.
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