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THE MONJOIE STORY

FIRST LITTER: 11-2-1980

John and Wendy Hutchison and their MONJOIE prefix bought their first Bichon Frise in 1978. She was the Bitch:

AUST CH AZARA SABRA V5928

This began a decade and a half of involvement in the breed that has seen the prefix prosper within Australia and overseas. SABRA became the first Champion at MONJOIE and produced seven litters for the affix.

Continually looking out for prospective stock they purchased:

 CH LEANDER SNOW GLACE (IMP U.K.) B267041B8 (FEMALE)

Snow Glace had already produced three Champions and added another title for the MONJOIE prefix. She produced four litters while in the care of John & Wendy. Her MONJOIE Champion:

 CH MONJOIE LABELLE GIGI  V127692 (FEMALE)

was successfully shown to her title by Mrs. O. B. Komduur of the DELDERLAND prefix, Queensland and herself produced three Champions from one litter for that Kennel. Apart from Labelle Gigi only one other Snow Glace offspring need be mentioned. This was the bitch:

MONJOIE LABELLE PIAF V74292 
By.Ch Jazz De La Buthiere of Leijazulip (Imp FR)

She was the first purchase of a Bichon for the DOBRANA prefix . DOBRANA were subsequently to purchase, from the SANGUIN kennels, of Mrs. Wilma Brown, Victoria the bitch:

 CH MONJOIE MABELLE SOPHIA V175738 
By Eng Ch & Ch Leijazulip Jazz of Zudiki (Imp U.K.) x Ch Azara Mabelle Ami 

CHAMPION OFFSPRING :-
AUST CH & N.Z.CH DOBRANA DIVINE MISSM V246117
AUST CH DOBRANA MISS TIARALEE V265598
AUST CH DOBRANA CRYSTAL CAMEO V286157

As with all fanciers, MONJOIE had to gain the skills necessary to compete successfully with their Bichons in the ring. John began the laborious task of familiarising himself with a pair of Scissors and comb with out any experience to guide him. Time and that all important ingredient practice honed his skills and allowed them to see some of their goals accomplished. Two home bred Champions were realised early in their chosen breed and they were the brother and sister:

 CH MONJOIE BEAU ETIENE V60270 (MALE) and
 CH MONJOIE CAMELOTTE V60269 (FEMALE)
 both by Fr Germ Swiss Aust Ch Looping De La Buthiere (Imp Fr) x Aust Ch Azara Sabra

Both were used within the MONJOIE breeding program though John & Wendy were still looking for that elusive something that would be the catalyst for the future. Once again it was AZARA who provided this in the Bitch:

 CH AZARA MABELLE AMI V89902

When she hit the ring Ami showed the world that here was a very special Bichon indeed. She showed the flair and style of her full sister, Azara Petite Fleur, with an added something and before leaving the ring to take up an even more impressive role in MONJOIE’s breeding program this bitch was to take her owners to the highest levels of competition. So successful was this bitch that the choice of a mate was a problem John & Wendy could not overcome in Australia. They had used some of the best stud dogs of the day in previous litters and Ami was by what they considered to be the best sire in the country. Looking to England for an answer they gambled all for the chance of the prize. Taking the phone in hand they achieved what many had thought to be impossible. Purchase arguably the finest English Champion of the day from the top Kennel of that era. From the ZUDIKI kennels of Mrs. J. Brown-Emmerson and bred by LEIJAZULIP’S Mr D. Chiverton and Mrs. Vera Goold came the male:

ENG CH & CH LEIJAZULIP JAZZ OF ZUDIKI (IMP U.K.) 1149BR

On his arrival in 1984 he quickly joined Ami in the ring gaining his Australian title and numerous All Breeds awards and when ready was mated to his ring mate. (While campaigning he was affectionately called "Young Jazz" by all those who remembered Jazz de la Buthiere to differentiate between the two of them during conversations.) This combination was enormously successful and MONJOIE offspring from these Bichons are significant and successful in Australia, New Zealand, England, Canada, Norway, Sweden and Finland. Four litters were produced through this combination reaping 13 Champions from 16 puppies. Through the male:

MONJOIE PRIDE OF ZUDIKI (IMP AUST)

CHAMPION OFFSPRING :-
DANISH/BELGIUM/GERMAN CH PRETTY BOY FLOYD OF ZUDIKI
(IMP U.K.) DKK08959/87
ENG CH AVANA MADAM I'M ADAM 3404BY

John and Wendy were able to return to ZUDIKI a son of the dog held in such esteem by both parties.

Pride of Zudiki's litter sister:

CH MONJOIE KYLIE V159883

CHAMPION OFFSPRING :-
NZ CH PETITBIJOU CHARM (IMP AUST) V216363

was sold to local Victorian enthusiast Barbara Dupe who successfully showed "KYLIE" to her title and a Runner Up to Best Exhibit in Group award at the Royal Melbourne Show.

The first success story for a MONJOIE bred Bichon sent overseas must be that of the bitch sold to the VALE PARK kennels of Mrs. Hilda I. Murphy, Canada.

CAN CH MONJOIE MAIDE VALEPARK (IMP AUST) V159884
By Eng & Aust Ch Leijazulip Jazz of Zudiki (imp U.K.) x Ch Azara Mabelle Ami

CHAMPION OFFSPRING:-
CAN CH VALE PARK HIGHWAY TO HEAVEN TC530970
CAN CH VALE PARK WHITE CRUSADER UA607088
CAN CH VALE PARK SKYWALKER VA674993
CAN CH VALE PARK CLASSIC EDITION VY767160
CAN CH VALE PARK TECNIQUE VY767163
CAN CH VALE PARK MAGICAL SPARKLE YE904150

 

In 1991 MONJOIE imported:

SULYKA GARFIELD (IMP U.K.) 3870BY
 By Eng Ch Sulyka Puzzle x  Snuggle up to Sulyka

CHAMPION OFFSPRING :-
CH MONJOIE ARTFUL DODGER
CH MONJOIE OLIVER TWYST
CH MONJOIE PIPPIN CD

This male produced stock for the SULYKA kennel of Sue Dunger in England before his sale. He then produced Bichons under the MONJOIE prefix and the BLANCHEUR kennel of Sheryl Schou. One of the hallmarks of MONJOIE are the close links they forged with specific breeders. Over the years this has reaped enormous benefits for both John and Wendy and the prefixes concerned. One of the first such liaisons was with BLANCHEUR, New Zealand. Sheryl had an enormously successful show career with her MONJOIE import:

AUST CH & N.Z. GRAND CHAMPION MONJOIE D'AMOUR (IMP AUST) v175736 (MALE)
By Eng Ch & Ch Leijazulip Jazz of Zudiki (imp U.K.) x Ch Azara Mabelle Ami

CHAMPION OFFSPRING :-
NZ CH BLANCHEUR DE L'AUBE 0756-1986
NZ CH EXQUISITE DE SHARDARN 13734 1986
NZ GRAND CHAMPION BLANCHEUR CHOU CHOUTE 00001-1987
NZ CH BLANCHEUR FEMME FATALE 00002-1987
NZ CH BLANCHEUR EXQUIS 00003-1987
NZ CH BLANCHEUR VIVACITE 00004-1987
NZ CH BLANCHEUR FLEUR DE POIS 07037-1987
NZ CH EXQUIS CHIARA 11078-1989
AUST CH BLANCHEUR SON OF A GUN (IMP NZ) 09758-1991

Over the years both kennels have had benefits from each other in Bichons and in breeding programs. One prominent occasion was the importing to New Zealand and then Australia of the bitch:

SHAMANEY MY CHOICE OF SULYKA (IMP U.K.) 5711BR

Sue Dunger (SULYKA) had also gained from her friendship with MONJOIE and vice versa. A repeat mating of the highly successful Champion

ENG CH& EIRE CH SULYKA SNOOPY 4508BS

would benefit all three kennels. John and Wendy though now owned the Sire. With more liberal quarantine laws in New Zealand it was decided to send My Choice to Sheryl Schou. There she would be mated to Leijazulip Jazz of Zudiki under Sue Dunger’s SULYKA prefix (for this purpose SULYKA was registered in New Zealand under S. Dunger & W. Hutchison) and the resulting off spring distributed among the three kennels.

"Young Jazz" was sent over to Sheryl for the mating and the events duly unfolded. All three kennels were able to successfully incorporate the offspring from the result into their respective breeding programs. The logistics and cost of such a venture can best be described as astronomical considering the risks involved. The rewards though were well worth the effort. Sheryl Schou who successfully whelped and reared the litter in question was able to gain a substantial footing for her stock in Australia through MONJOIE via two exports to that kennel. They were:

AUST CH BLANCHEUR SUGARTIME (IMP N.Z.) 13178-1988

and the Grandson of Sheryl’s New Zealand bred SULYKA RAGTIME (Leijazulip Jazz x Shamaney My Choice)

AUST CH BLANCHEUR SON OF A GUN (IMP N.Z.) 09758-1991

 

Mrs. Rita Komduur of Queensland showed and titled a bitch for John and Wendy that was to find her way back to MONJOIE. This was the bitch:

AUST CH MONJOIE MABELLE MIA V159881
By Eng & Aust Ch Leijazulip Jazz of Zudiki (imp U.K.) x Ch Azara Mabelle Ami

CHAMPION OFFSPRING :-
CH MONJOIE IRMA LA DOUCE V217424
CH MONJOIE HAPPY GO LUCKY V217426
CH MONJOIE HAPPY WANDERER V127428

Through Mia, MONJOIE were able to continue their breeding program. Another full sister of the above was to find her way home from Norway where she had been titled by Hanna Opskar of Haugesund. She was:

NOR CH & CH MONJOIE IMA DREAMER V201323

John & Wendy have already used Ima Dreamer within MONJOIE as well as successfully campaigning her to dual titles. Their close ties with Norway gained them the import:

HONEYHILLS VIKING (Norway) (Exp.Aust.)

HONEYHILLS VIKING (IMP NOR) 09586/88
By Swed Ch Leijazulip Guillame (Imp U.K.) x Monjoie La Elegance

CHAMPION OFFSPRING :-
CH MONJOIE ANGELICA V1072638

 

Another facet of MONJOIE was through their successfully campaigned:

AUST/ FINISH/ DANISH/ INTERNATIONAL CH MONJOIE LE MAGNIFIQUE (IMP AUST) V175735
By Eng Ch & Ch Leijazulip Jazz of Zudiki (Imp U.K.) x Ch Azara Mabelle Ami

CHAMPION OFFSPRING :-
AUST CH MONJOIE KANE V224765
FIN CH & WORLD CH LEEWARD'S COOL DOWN GIRLS
FIN CH CHEYCHANS IGOR INCREDIBLE
FIN CH DIAMELLA FOREVER YOUNG
FIN CH LEEWARD'S BUBBLIN' OVER
FIN CH LEEWARD'S COLLEEN McMURPHY
FIN CH LEEWARD'S HELLO GORGEOUS
FIN CH LEEWARD'S REET PETITE

Le Magnifique was sold to Finnish breeder Jaana Leinonen from Pitkajarvi. He became a most valuable asset for the LEEWARDS kennel. Le Magnifique was to produce only one Champion in Australia prior to his departure for Finland and that was the dog:

AUST CH MONJOIE KANE V224765
By Aust/Fin/Dan/Int Ch Monjoie Le Magnifique x Monjoie Katie Louise

Owned and loved by Mrs. Monica Smith of Victoria this dog went on to have a very successful show career. Monica was never interested in breeding but has chosen instead to campaign Kane and show two other Bichons through to their titles. They were:

CH MEADOWVIEW DEVIL'S DELITE N1149169
By Ch Monjoie Ima Devil x Barqueland Sharaza

(The MEADOWVIEW prefix of Mr. J.P. Dermody began in Victoria in 1988 and then moved to New South Wales. Last recorded litter was in 1990.), and:

CH MONJOIE OLIVER TWYST V1265002
By Sulyka Garfield (Imp U.K.) x Ch Monjoie Happy Dreamer

John and Wendy have always actively encouraged Monica’s participation and they remain the best of friends.

Two Bichons Frises owned and used within MONJOIE had their beginnings with another kennel. Both were imported by the SALBY prefix of Mrs. P. Bywater of Victoria. The first was:

DAVYLUVS HAPPY PADDY (IMP U.K.) J2280601J07
By Shamaney Stepping Out at Kinismar x Davyluvs Happy Go Lucky

CHAMPION OFFSPRING :-
CH MONJOIE IRMA LA DOUCE V217424
CH MONJOIE HAPPY GOLUCKY V217426
CH MONJOIE HAPPY WANDERER V127428
NZ CH MONJOIE HAPPY DAYS (IMP AUST) V263095
CH MONJOIE HAPPY DREAMER V263097

The other purchase by John & Wendy from Pat Bywater was the import:

CH SHAMANEY CINDERELLA OF LEIJAZULIP (IMP U.K.) 5877BR

MONJOIE have gained their reputation in the breed through the oldest and still best method known. Hard work and an uncompromising insistence to excellence. They work just as hard now as they did in the formative years. Gaining enormous personal kudos from their own efforts in the ring and that of their stock throughout the world. MONJOIE is an ongoing story and now the tasks before them are even greater. What to follow on with after their successes with AMI and "Young Jazz". We now see the import of:

ENG CH & GRAND CH HONEYLYN TIMMY TIPTOES TO SULYKA (IMP U.K.) 1116CB
By Bossy Boots of Honeylyn x Honeylyn Silken Tassle of Sulyka

Already a Multi-Best In Show winner Timmy will no doubt help MONJOIE capitalise on their past achievements and take them successfully into the future.

Listed below are other Monjoie Champions and their titled offspring not already mentioned in the text. Some of these will gain further exposure in the write up on the kennels to which they were sold.

CH MONJOIE IMA DEVIL V201321
By Eng Ch & Ch Leijazulip Jazz of Zudiki (Imp U.K.) x Ch Azara Mabelle Ami

CHAMPION OFFSPRING :-
NZ CH MONJOIE DEVILS LUCK (IMP AUST) V250056
CH DIAMOR PETITE PETILLER V249109
CH MEADOWVIEW ROMEO V278684
CH MEADOWVIEW DEVIL'S DELITE N1149169
CH MONJOIE DEVILS DESIRE V1190645
CH MONJOIE DEVILS ANGEL V1439080

 

CH MONJOIE LABELLE GIGI V127692
By Ch Azara Zavia x Ch Leander Snow Glace

CHAMPION OFFSPRING :-
CH DELDERLAND MIGNON Q790834
CH DELDERLAND MINUETTA Q790835
CH DELDERLAND MAXEEM Q790839

 

CH MONJOIE HAPPY DREAMER V263097
By Davyluvs Happy Paddy (Imp U.K.)  x Ch Monjoie Ima Star

CHAMPION OFFSPRING :-
CH MONJOIE ANGELICA V1072638
CH MONJOIE OLIVER TWYST V1265002
CH MONJOIE ARTFUL DODGER V1265003

 

SWEDISH CH MONJOIE IMA LOVER V201320
By Eng Ch & Ch Leijazulip Jazz of Zudiki (Imp U.K.) x Ch Azara Mabell Ami

CHAMPION OFFSPRING :-
Swedish Ch Azurs Kissing Kate S-32825/87
Swedish Ch Vitmaran's Domino S-33013/89

 

CH MONJOIE IRMA LA DOUCE V217424 (FEMALE)
By Davyluvs Happy Paddy (Imp U.K.) x Ch Monjoie Mabelle Mia

CHAMPION OFFSPRING :-
CH MONJOIE CRACKLIN ROSIE V1240364
CH MONJOIE MUSIC MAN V1240366

 

CH MONJOIE IMA STAR V201322 (FEMALE)
By Eng Ch & Ch Leijazulip Jazz of Zudiki (Imp U.K.) x Ch Azara Mabelle Ami

CHAMPION OFFSPRING :-
NZ CH MONJOIE HAPPY DAYS (IMP AUST) V263095
CH MONJOIE HAPPY DREAMER V263097

 

CH MONJOIE HAPPY WANDERER V217428 (MALE)
By Davyluvs Happy Paddy (Imp U.K.) x Ch Monjoie Mabelle Mia

CHAMPION OFFSPRING :-
CH EASTVALANNA CAIRIO SAN Q947802

Happy Wanderer was sold on 1-12-1986 to the DELDERLAND prefix of Rita Komduur where he was shown to his title. He was then transferred to the EASTVALANNA kennel of Valerie Harrison, Queensland, on 23-9-1988

 

CH MONJOIE HAPPY GOLUCKY V217426 (MALE)
By Davyluvs Happy Paddy (Imp U.K.) x Ch Monjoie Mabelle Mia

CHAMPION OFFSPRING :-
CH TORZA JE SUIS DIABLE S200484
CH ANCRET AINT MISS BHAVIN S221844 (Owned and titled by Gail Robinson of ANCRET kennels in South Australia)

The story so far is taken from Peter Eerden's book "Teyde - A Bichon Frise"  Thanks to Peter for allowing use of this in our website. (NB: some updates to champion offspring have been made to Peter's book for the purposes of this website)

But the Monjoie story does not end there. 

Timmy proved to be a wonderful showdog.  Brought to Australia specifically for showing, he gained sufficient points to become a Grand Champion in less than 18 months.  He was almost 4 years of age when he arrived in Australia, and Monjoie have only used him sparingly as a sire, due to the outcross he carries. Timmy produced

CH MONJOIE MOONWALKER V1502475
Dam :- Ch Monjoie Devil's Desire

Monjoie produced a litter sired by their beloved Jazz when he was 14 1/2 years of age.  This included

CH MONJOIE SWEET GEORGIA V1567478
CH MONJOIE JAZZ MAN V1567477
GR CH MONJOIE TRADITIONAL JAZZ V1567476
dam :- Ch Monjoie Devil's Angel

and these champions carried Jazz's total of Champions to an Australian breed record of 34.  Jazz died just short of his 17th birthday, and joined his kennelmate of 14 years, the grand old lady AMI, who passed away 6 months earlier at the age of 16.

Gail Robinson, a long time friend of John & Wendy, campaigned Traditional Jazz  (TJ) to his Grand Championship, and to date TJ has produced one champion for Gail.

CH ANCRET GOODGOLI MISMOLLY S5100000361
Dam :- Parfait Swan Lake (Imp NZ)

Ch Monjoie Jazz Man has produced two champions for Monjoie.

CH MONJOIE SILVER BELLE V3100005447
Dam :- Ch Monjoie Silver Charm (whelped 30/4/97)
CH MONJOIE BELLE O THE BALL CD V3100002658
Dam :-  Ch Monjoie Pippin CD (whelped 4/2/97)

Ch Monjoie Sweet Georgia has produced  3 champions for John & Wendy to date, including a dog exported to Evelin Krebsky in Belgium.  Evelin has since moved back to Brazil where the dog has been shown to his title.

CH MONJOIE RAGTIME BAND V3100017120
CH MONJOIE SWEET SOPHIE V3100017119
BRAZIL CH MONJOIE SINGIN THE BLUES (IMP AUST)
By Ch Monjoie Deli's Pride N Joy  (whelped 2/1/98)

Another brother to these pups, Monjoie Jive Talkin, was sent to New Zealand to Kirsty Boyle and is currently having a spell whilst Kirsty has her first baby.

Not content to rest on their laurels, Monjoie has imported the bitch

CH SULYKA HAPPY HOLLY OF MONJOIE X4260701
By Eng Ch Sulyka Happy Hubert x Eng Ch Honeylyn Step in Style toSulyka

from Sue and Roger Dunger (Sulyka), in another exchange of lines.  These two kennels have worked together over a long period of time.  Holly has produced one litter to date and these pups have just commenced showing.

1999 has seen the arrival of another import from the U.K., this time from Sylvia Thomas, by a Monjoie dog previously exported to the Sulyka kennel.

 AKWASULIS SIMBA OF MONJOIE Z1614002
By Monjoie De Lumiere a Sulyka (Imp Aust) x Akwasulis Icy Elsa

A very advanced young dog, Simba already has his first litter on the ground at the age of 10 months.

Y2K will see further developments in the Monjoie story.

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Revised: January 23, 2010 .