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Bichon Frise


Cornerstone Kennels is located on our 450 acre family ranch in lovely Northern California. All of our dogs are carefully selected, health tested, owned and loved by us.  We are pleased to introduce you to the members of our family.


Kelly was born in Elgin, Illinois and grew up in a beautiful little private sub-division called Sleepy Hollow, home of the legendary Headless Horseman. She attended school in Illinois and graduated from Dundee High School in 1983. Kelly is the mother of two wonderful children, Mandy & Ryan.  She is also the proud "Meme" to Mandy's son, Braeden (we don't use the grand-mother word around here:-). Now residing in lovely Northern California, Kelly enjoys spending time with her family and friends, boating, reading, writing, cooking, landscaping and graphic design. She is passionate about her dogs, puppies, and the people who love them too.

Mandy and Volley

During her school years, Mandy was an excellent student, a member of the student council every year and served as student council president. She enjoyed playing on the girls softball team and cheerleading. Mandy was a member of her schools Pep Club, President of the Builders Club and participated in the schools Fellow Christian Association of America. She  has helped with many fund raisers for The American Heart Association and The American Cancer Association. Mandy is the proud mother of our little puppy helper, Braeden. In addition to being a wonderful, full time mother, she enjoys shopping, reading, singing and of course puppies! Mandy has a lifetime of built in puppy and dog knowledge.  She often makes or receives calls for us and is available to answer questions or offer guidance whenever needed.

Ryan with his Havanese beauty, Chevy

Ryan, our former "little" puppy helper, has now grown to be our very kind, handsome and helpful young man. Upon graduating from High School, he plans to continue his education through college. Ryan is very interested in cars, electronics, music and movies.  As with his sister, Ryan has grown up caring for and learning about the dogs and puppies. Still undecided about his future plans, we have been hopeful that he may consider a career as a Veterinarian.  Ryan is also able to help with answering questions and since he is a great driver as well, he can be replied upon to safely transport our puppies where ever they may need to go:-)


Braeden is now our little puppy playmate. He has learned to be "ho gento" with the puppies and is very proud of himself when he can contribute to their care. Braeden loves to be a helper:-)   

Braeden also enjoys playing all sports, riding bikes, roller blading and catching turtles and frogs on the ranch.  At present, when Braeden is asked what he might like to do when he grows up, he replies, "I want to be a Huper Hero and haiv the world!"  We're still working on pronouncing the "S" sound. 

Carol & Kelly

Carol is Kelly's mother and lives in Lake In The Hills, Illinois. She has been raising quality puppies as a hobby breeder for over 35 years. Carol is an ordained minister, enjoys attending Christian functions, reading and spending time with her family and friends.  She is the mother of 3, step mother of 5 and grandmother of 7. Carol is known by all for her kindness, compassion and honesty. Her special way of helping others has touched the lives of many. Carol has previously owned and raised the beautiful Bichon Frise. She currently has Coton de Tulear only. Carol has puppies available on occasion and is able to help answer questions about this wonderful breed.


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