About Us

Lily Lee founded Lotus Bichons in Southern California in 2014, four years after she received a gift of a Bichon Frise puppy at the age of eight weeks. Although a beautiful puppy, her bichon suffered from over vaccination and other health issues. Lily set out on a mission to promote Bichon Frise health using a holistic approach and to share her experiences with others. Lily joined the Bichon Frise Club of San Diego in order to gain more in depth insight into the breed. Deb Gibb and Linda Rowe of Hollyhock Bichons became her mentors and guided her in extending her knowledge in improving the health and longevity of bichons. They also helped her acquire her next bichons and she began showing them in conformation events.

Her breeding dogs are all AKC Champions and Grand Champions. Lily is developing Lotus Bichons in a way that she hopes will follow the “best practices” of breeding that she has learned from her Hollyhock Bichon mentors and from other highly respected bichon breeders. Lily is dedicated to improving the breed using minimal vaccination protocols, whole food nutrition and only breeding with others that follow formal OFA health testing. She is proud to participate in the AKC Bred With H.E.A.R.T program which recognizes breeders that have made a commitment to breeding better dogs through education and health testing. The OFA test results of her breeding dogs are published at www.offa.org (Orthopedic Foundation For Animals).

Lotus Bichon Frise puppies are raised in Lily’s home and are not placed until they are 10-14 weeks old. She rears her puppies using Early Neurological Stimulation, natural handling, environmental enrichment and a wealth of socialization opportunities before sending them off to their forever homes. Priority for puppy placement is given to current and former Bichon Frise owners and to owners wanting to work with their Bichon Frise to achieve their conformation, agility, obedience, therapy or other titles.

Contact us by phone, Lily (949-800-9302) or email (info@lotusbichons.com)