SBFBA Patron, Miss Ann Toogood


The SBFBA was set up for all sectors of the Bichon Frise owning community: from novice owners who need help and advice with their new puppy; people who are new to showing and/or breeding and are not sure how to set about it; to people with years of experience under their belt.


We are here to help.

Aims and Objectives

a. To encourage and assist in the breeding of sound and healthy Bichon Frisé, free from abnormalities and conforming to the Kennel Club standard for the Bichon Frisé and General Code of Ethics, and to maintain a high standard in the breed and to put above all else the best interests of the breed, to support breeders and judges of the breed.

b. To hold training seminars and information meetings for breeders, judges and exhibitors.

A Brief History

The SBFBA was set up by Sue and Roger Dunger with Helen and Alan Banfield in 1986.

There were 44 founder members at the inaugural meeting, some of whom are still members today.

The SBFBA was set up with the thought of helping educate everyone who owns a Bichon, whether that is one little pet or generations of Champions.

The Association’s educational program, including the grooming workshops are still popular and an integral part of our calendar today.

In 2016 we celebrate our 30th year Anniversary, with the hardworking committee and support from members both new and old we will continue to go from strength to strength.

Thank you for your continued support.


SBFBA Committee


Mike Beater

01179 671076

Activities Coordinator

Paul Hardy

01608 662025

Committee Member

Bernice Sargent

07703 648729

Honorary Secretary

Sue Hardy

01608 662025

Club Goods



Committee Member

Maureen Reynolds

Honorary Treasurer


Committee Member

Caroline Gunningham

01934 520239

Committee Member

John Reynolds