General

We live on 40 acres just outside of Winnipeg, Manitoba and have what some may call a "funny farm". Our residents have included sheep, goats, chickens, geese, ducks, a guinea pig, budgies, cats, and of course our dogs. All of our animals live their full lives in comfort and leisure.

Brian is now retired, Bernice is a retired school teacher, Carolyne is a dog groomer and figure skating coach. Grant graduated from Carleton in 2011 with a degree in computers. We all have a genuine interest in our dogs. Bernice has worked with dogs since 1965; Brian since 1971; Carolyne was Manitoba's top junior handler in 2003 and continues to handle dogs while Grant works behind the scenes taking photos at dog shows and maintaining our website.

We are a small kennel, selectively breeding quality Bichon Frise since 1978. If you have any questions about the breed or purchasing a dog, please explore our site or use the link at the top of the page to contact us for any additional information. We are Life Members of the Canadian Kennel Club. We are also members of the BFCA since 1981 and the BFCC since 1983. Both of us have held board positions on the BFCC.
In 1988, we purchased one of our foundation stud dog AM/CAN CH. LUVIT DALNAVERT CHICAGO BEAR from Bichon Frise breeder LINDA ROSS in the USA. Our friendship was solidified when we became co-breeders in 2005 with the co-ownership of our foundation female AM/CAN CH CAPICHON DALNAVERT LUVIT LAINE "LANA". Our union has become one of friendship and respect throughout the years as we have consulted and worked together to produce many of the top winning Bichon Frise in both Canada and the United |States winning top honors at the BFCA National and the BFCC National. Our geographic locations , although so far apart, has allowed us to connect with some top pedigrees in both countries, plus Norway and Argentina. In 2019 , at the BFCA National, BISS AM GCH BOSS CAN GCH Luvit Dalnavert Awesome Tropical Storm "MIA" won Best of Breed while her brother MBIS, MRBIS, BOSS AM GCH CAN GCH. LUVIT DALNAVERT AWESOME ICE STORM "ICE: won Best of Opposite Sex. MIA went on to the Westminster dog Dog Show in 2020 and represented our breed and kennel in all her splendor !