OUR FAMILY STORY

The FAMILY RAISED BASSET HOUNDS is a family licensed business and not a only a business but we’re a loving and caring dog family and we certainly love Stella (our female Bichon FriseDAM) and Kody (our male Bichon FriseSIRE). My name is Stephen Hartzel and I remember carrying baby lambs as a child and secretly hoarding baby kittens home from my grandmothers house. At 15 years old my life with horses began and I raised and shown horses in the Appaloosa Circuit for many years. There is just something about babies!

My wife, Susan Hartzell, was an Emergency Room supervisor at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St, Peters, MO were we grew up (hopefully you’ll never have to see her at the ER). Our little son and daughter enjoy school, music, and definitely love playing with Stella and Kody.

I later used my masters degree in social work to utilize my love for horses to run a therapy program using Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy. I am no stranger to the powerful impact that an animal has on one’s life and desire to provide quality pups that can be used in such a capacity as well. If you are looking for a service dog, therapy dog, or emotional support dog, we believe that German Shepherds can make a great prospect! We’d love to help you find yours.

We realize that we are raising your future family member and that it can be very hard to wait until they come home. We keep you up to date with everything that we do with the pups, from ENS to litter training, to chew toy conditioning, to manding and incorporating manners, to crate training and so forth. We love helping you feel like you are a part of the process and a part of the family.

Whether you are on the East Coast, West Coast or Central USA, we are so happy that you’re here checking us out as you consider your next Bichon Frisepuppy. We are excited to help you find your Bichon Frisefamily member. My wife and I raise our 2 kids and breed the puppies on our 16 acre homestead. I was raised in St Peters, MO and have been around animals my entire life.

I make a commitment to you, to give you only the best; to help you feel comfortable with your decision and aide you along the way. When you welcome one of our pups home, you become a part of our Bichon Frisefamily forever! We are excited to meet you. Please let me know if you have any questions and we’d love to be your Bichon FriseBreeder and helper!
If you want a family loving and good trainable dog, then you have come to the right place. Scroll down and see our available Bichon Frisepuppies.