Barb Brown, 1994

Here’s an old photo of Barb that her friend Shannon dug up.

It was taken in 1994, and shows Barb in the training room at Bokhara Kennels, where Barb worked as a groomer. We’re pretty sure that one of those creams is Hillary, aka Citadel Shotsilk Hillary.

Hillary was one of Barb’s favorite Frenchies.

A young, BLOND Barb Brown

Frenchie Walk for Cancer

Frenchies For the Fight!

Barb Brown Memorial Frenchie Walk Against Breast Cancer

Barb Brown Memorial Frenchie Walk Against Breast Cancer

Barb Brown Memorial Walk for French Bulldog Village Rescue and the American Cancer Society
Saturday, May 15th, 10 am?
Start:  The alley in front of Right Brain Brewery
221 Garland St.,
Traverse City MI  49684

For more details, contact Shannon Beia <> or Susan Simon <>

Tentative route:  from Right Brain Brewery, thru downtown, under the bridge by Paesanos and on the bike path along the bay towards the open space continuing to west end beach and back to Right Brain Brewery.


French Bulldogs, other furry friends and their owners are invited to a walk to show support for the fight against breast cancer while also supporting the unique French Bulldog breed.

The walk is in memory of Barb Brown, of Absolut French Bulldogs. Barb was one of the first breeders to bring the laughable French Bulldog breed to the Northern MI area over 20 years ago. Sadly, she succumbed to breast cancer this past Winter.

Admission donations can be made in her name to French Bulldog Village Rescue and /or The American Cancer Society.

All ages, breeds welcome.  See you or your dog in your pink bra (on the outside)!