About ‘So Much Better Bichons’
Meet the Breeder
Sophie has been a dedicated bichon owner/breeder/handler since 1995. Her love of bichons started with her first, a male named Normandy’s Bouli d’Acadie. Bouli won many placements throughout his showing career and earned his Canadian Championship when only one year old, as well as the title of Companion Dog.
Sophie has a background as a research scientist working in the agricultural division for the Federal Government. She has taken courses in animal reproduction, breeding and genetics which prepared her well for her work as a dog breeder. Breeding bichons for Sophie is all about quality, not quantity. She meticulously researches the backgrounds of any dogs outside her kennel that are used for breeding. All male and female parents are gentically OFA tested prior to breeding. This includes hips, elbows, knees, thyroid, heart, and eyes.
Sophie prides herself on providing guidance to new dog owners, including resource materials to help them through everything from crate training, to potty training as well as grooming tips (she even provides you with your first bag of puppy food). A detailed schedule is provided to assist new owners with getting their puppies into a routine & Sophie is always available to answer any questions or concerns that may come up. If she doesn’t know the answer, she’ll find it for you. She’ll even recommend a good groomer for your new little puppy.
When the puppies are ready to go home at 9 or 10 weeks of age, they have had their first set of shots and a thorough examination by a veterinarian. They are dewormed at the time of weaning. New owners are welcome to come and visit their puppies at 3 and 6 weeks where they can go over questions, bath the puppies, cut their nails, etc. As part of responsible pet ownership all puppies must be spayed or neutered at the age of 5 or 6 months.
All puppies are registered with the Canadian Kennel Club as Pure Bred Bichon Frise and Sophie is a member in good standing with the CKC and the Bichon Frise Club of Canada. References are available from previous puppy buyers, as well as Sophie’s vet and groomer, which testify to the quality and temperament of her puppies.
The parents have nice white plush coats and nice heads with bright eyes and no staining running down the eyes. They are between 10 and 11.5 inches tall and weigh between 10 and 15 lbs. You will be given the opportunity to become acquainted with the parents and get a good sense of what your puppy will be like as an adult. The puppies grow up looking like their parents, similar in size, height, weight, structure, coat, temperament and behaviour. If you feed your puppy the recommended food, they should not develop any staining or skin allergies.
Sophie chose the name “So much better Bichons” for a reason. Her dogs have a happy and outgoing temperament which is passed on to their offspring. With proper care and good nutrition, and most importantly lots of love, your new puppy will grow up to be happy, energetic and a wonderful companion for you and your family.
Good breeding, good temperament, good information…So Much Better Bichons.