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 by Karen Buffington
A Total Blessing

Maggie was so worth the wait! We held off a year because of an Alaska trip and so glad we did because there is no doubt Maggie is my beautiful Blessing from the Lord. We waited 7 years after losing our last Scotty, because it was so difficult ly losing him, but she has filled his shoes and more!
She is the kindest, sweetest dog and everyone loves her. Oh she still has a scotitude lol but that’s what makes them who they are! She is now 7 months old and we would definitely recommend a Brister Terrier!! ❤️????❤️

 by Suzy Peterson

Thanks to Dr Dave and Tara- we got 3 (count em, 3 puppies! Couldn't separate them!!!) Dr Dave and Tara were so wonderful to work with! It is very evident that these two are so dedicated to giving these babies the best possible start for long and healthy lives. We are so grateful for the love and care you give each and every puppy!

 by Hannah S.

Tara was so helpful and kind as we inquired about adding a sweet little Scottie to our family. She helped us every step of the way and we now have an adorable little guy named Roch to love on and who already loves us too! He’s a wonderful, healthy scottie, loves the children, and runs to greet me every time he wakes up from a nap! Thank you for our furry friend!

 by Reema
My Lucky Scottie

My husband surprised me when he told me we were getting a scottie to add to our family. I did not believe him at first but then he told me how he had gotten in touch with Tara and how much they helped in keeping this as a surprise.
We picked up Lucky on 08/26/2023 and he has just been the most precious little guy. Tara and Dr.Brister were so warm and welcoming when we arrived and we really enjoyed chatting with them and they really went out of their way answering our questions.
Lucky is our third scottie and i am just in love with him, I jokingly tell my husband that he has been replaced. Lucky is just adorable as he can be and he is fiesty, when we got him his one ear was down but within 5 days his ear went up and now he is even more cuter.
Thank you so much Tara and Dr.Brister, we love our new little guy and he is already well settled.
we hope to come back and maybe get a little sister for him soon.

 by Andrew

Late to sign, we got our puppy at the end of April 2023. He's been an absolute joy! He's very smart and quick to learn; he's happy, healthy, loving, and cuddly. He's filled with character and that Scottish Terrier stubbornness we love. I can tell he likes being a part of our family and that he is happy in his forever home.

Tara and Dr. Brister are wonderful people. They are very professional and informative. You can tell they care deeply for their animals and their craft. We always felt we were in good hands throughout the entire process.

 by Bryan and Diana

We picked up Denver on Saturday, July 8, 2023. He’s such a joy! His ears stood up on July 10th. If you are wanting a healthy, happy pup, this is the place to go!

 by Maren Williams
Scottie Dog

We love our new little guy! Couldn’t be happier. The Brister’s are amazing!

 by Debra Petri
Sweet Scottie Girl!

We are so in love with our sweet (with just the perfect amount of sass) Whiskey Belle! Tara and Dr. Brister are wonderful, and made the experience of adding our Scottie baby special. I can definitely foresee another Scottie baby from them in the near future!

 by George Tucker
Brister Scotties

Picking up our Jinny Faye Marie was an exciting day for us! I had a Scotty as a young boy and wanted to share life with one more. She’s the cutest, smartest, strong willed girl ever!
Meeting the Bristers let us know Jinny had a great start at life!

 by Melinda
Love Our Brister Scottie

My husband and I were thrilled to get Angus McScottie on April 15th; he is a wonderful, healthy ball of energy. Angus has adapted well to farm living and is an expert excavator already 😉

The Brister's run a top notch facility. I would certainly recommend them to anyone who is interested in owning a Scottish Terrier. Thank you, Dr. and Mrs. Brister, for the love and devotion you give to your animals because it is evident in the quality of the puppies. We love our Brister Scottie!!

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Date: 2/2/2014, 5:12 pm, EDT
Name: Mitzi Huettel

It has been four weeks since we brought Winston our little male scottie home from Tara and dr. Dave. We can’t believe how we love him so much! He brings us so much joy! He is beautiful, healthy and strong while displaying the royal Scottish terrier temperament. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your loyal work! Love, John & Mitzi Huettel

Date: 8/29/2013, 10:02 am, EDT
Name: Megan

We have had our Lizzie for 2 weeks now and she is just the sweetest thing. Tara was great to work work and very knowledgeable. She loves these dogs and prepares them well for their forever home!

Date: 8/16/2013, 9:14 pm, EDT
Name: Tonia J.

We picked up our new baby Duke (Bichon Frise) today from Tara. We feel like he was meant just for us!He’s gorgeous, happy very well behaved already! Tara was very helpful in answering all of our questions. I highly recommendgetting your first or next dog baby from her!

Date: 3/3/2013, 11:37 pm, EDT
Name: Jeffery and Melissa Scherer

We are so happy with our Scotty, Madeline Rose. She is perky, intelligent, inquisitive and loving. She’s a real bundle of joy!! Thank you!

Date: 2/12/2013, 6:47 am, EDT
Name: Nikki kay

Correction on my post back in 08 i said we got a scottie girl but we got a scottie boy and it was the best route to go with Tara and family, they are such great family and easy to work with of getting a puppy from, he has been such a great baby, he is such a loveable boy and my nickname for him my lil man , he is about to be 7 yrsbold and the only minor thing was he had to have a cyst removed from his foot and ear but he doing great now, Nikki

Date: 1/31/2013, 1:39 pm, EDT
Name: Forrest Cain

Tara has been very nice and prompt in replying to me. My partner and I are looking to buy a Bichon pup sometime this year and want to keep Brister Family in mind for the purchase. Hopefully this fall.

Date: 1/29/2013, 9:56 pm, EDT
Name: Amber & Isaac Carranza

We brought lilly home August 27th of last year and we are so happy to have her in our family. she’s 7 months now and she’s grown into a beautiful little girl. thank you to the bristers for helping us find our baby girl.

Date: 10/20/2012, 5:27 pm, EDT
Name: Linda Stroud

We’ve had our Pippa for about 5 weeks and we are so happy with her. The vet said she is healthy and the groomer commented on what a beautiful coat she has. She is doing great on potty training. She is so loving and playful. Thanks, Bristers, for for our wonderful puppy!

Date: 8/30/2012, 8:59 am, EDT
Name: Bob and Patsy Moore

Molly, our Wheaten Scottie, is now four months old. She just got her first puppy cut and is so beautiful. She is such a loving puppy and, although she is very active, she even puts our granddaughter who is usually afraid of dogs at ease. She is smart, playful, and entertaining. I also want to say thanks to Dr. Dave. Molly got an upper respiratory infection a few weeks after we got her. The local vets were OK, but she wasn’t getting better. The two of you took her in, nursed her back to health, and returned her to us healthy and happy. You are both wonderful! I not only would, but have, recommended you to anyone interested in a Scottie or a Bishon.

Date: 8/27/2012, 5:42 pm, EDT
Name: Tamara and Randy Shaver

Tara, I just wanted to let you know how much we are enjoying the new addition to our family! We purchased Sparkles from you when she was 10 weeks old. She is a precious Scotty! She has a great personality, LOVES everyone-humans and animals, and is so smart-she has learned so much in a short time-including ringing a bell to go outside when she needs to! We have been to our local vet several times and have received many compliments on Sparkles overall health and happiness. She is a joy! I would not hesitate to tell someone to purchase a puppy from you. Thank you!

Date: 8/24/2012, 2:26 pm, EDT
Name: Donna Jermain

This is our 4th Bichon and if things continue to go as they are he may be our best in terms of personality, how well he is adapting, and how beautiful he is. I am so happy I found you. I have already told people of you and if they are looking for a bichon they should look no further.

Date: 8/3/2012, 2:33 pm, EDT
Name: Lakrisha & Anthony Smith

We picked up our Bichon little girl Sky she is 3 months old now and she is such a delight and very spoiled. We love having her in our home.

Date: 7/26/2012, 4:42 pm, EDT
Name: Bill & Brenda Lewis

Tara: Our Beau is now 9 months old. We can’t tell you what a joy he has been to us. When we met you, we came with broken hearts after our precious Skeeter had passed away. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping us. We fell in love with Beau. He is so adorable and thanks to him we are smiling once again. We tell all our friends that are looking for a puppy to go to your website. Like so many others, we highly recommend Brister Family Terriers.

Date: 7/18/2012, 12:49 pm, EDT
Name: Sue & Bud

Bailey is now 6 months old. We picked him up at ten weeks of age. He is the most adorable, funny, mischievous puppy ever. Our Westie really loves him as we all do. I highly reccomend Brister Terriers to any one looking for a Scotty!

Date: 7/10/2012, 1:18 pm, EDT
Name: Hopkins

Looking to adopt a wheaten scottie a boy. We lost our Andrew in October to heart disease.
Thank you for all the beautiful pictures you have posted of you scottie family

Date: 7/2/2012, 9:54 pm, EDT
Name: Lisa Crabtree

Just wanted to let you know we are having so much fun with our little Maggie! Thank you for our sweet girl.

Date: 6/23/2012, 2:02 pm, EDT
Name: Naomi Dennis

Tasha has brought us much happiness. Dr. She may have been shy but not any more. She sleeps best with me. Tara thanks for a well breed dog .

Date: 5/4/2012, 11:04 pm, EDT
Name: Melissa

We are enjoying our little scottie, Bosley. He is doing great and loving life! Thank you for this wonderful puppy.

Date: 4/5/2012, 9:30 pm, EDT
Name: Angela

We picked up our new Scottie pup, Bernie, about 5 days ago, and he has been busy. We are all having lots of fun as Bernie learns all about being a Scottie from our other pup, Jorge, that we also got from Brister Family Terriers. We love our Scotties from the Bristers, and thank them for helping us raise these wonderful little guys!

Date: 3/26/2012, 2:57 pm, EDT
Name: Loretta Warnick

We came home with Baxter yesterday and he did great on the trip home. We held him for a little while then put him in his soft sided flight bag. He slept for a couple of hours and we stopped to give him a break. Then back to the flight bag and trip home. He was busy exploring the house when we got here and has adapted well. We love him.

Date: 2/14/2012, 3:59 pm, EDT
Name: Sonia Lightsey

Just thought I would give you an update on my babies; Leelee and Pistache turned 5 in January. They are the joy of my life; sweet, loving, spoiled, happy and healthy!! Thank you for breeding such wonderful dogs.

Date: 1/15/2012, 9:50 pm, EDT
Name: Jo Beth Jimerson

My little Scottie girl Pippa is almost 4 months old now and she is so precious! She is a healthy little pup and has a sassy little personality. So very happy with the Brister family and with Pippa!

Date: 1/1/2012, 6:09 pm, EDT
Name: James Frinzi

Hi, I am interested in a Scottie female. I have an older Scottie male, about 8 years old. I would like him to have some puppies. So, another option is for my dog Mr. Pickles to have breed with one of yours. My sisters would like some of his puppies.

The music on your site is a little over the top, and sort of annoying. I can’t figure out how to turn it off.

Date: 12/31/2011, 6:48 pm, EDT
Name: J Best

Bella (Ty sire and Sweet Pea dam) is now 13 weeks old, and we are completely in love. Our girls can’t wait to get home to her, and my husband says she has “stepped into a honey pot” because we love to hug on her. Very sweet dog, lots of spunk, and doing well on the potty training. We are in very impressed with the Bichon breed – virtually no shedding, a great small dog, loves to be wherever you are at all times. She has learned several tricks already too.

Date: 12/12/2011, 1:32 pm, EDT
Name: Denisse Rivera

I picked my female scottish puppy (Kita Tesla) last Friday. I’m really happy with her, she is really smart, practically in one day she was potty trained (she miss the diaper every now and then) but she is really smart, playful, AND with a really shiny coat . I have received compliments about her apearance.

Date: 12/5/2011, 12:47 pm, EDT
Name: Mark Braley

My wife is so very happy with our Scottish Terrier. Took a while to settle on a name, but he is named Neville Longbottom Braley! Thank you very, very much.

Date: 12/3/2011, 4:09 pm, EDT
Name: Mirta Romero

I picked up my 2 Scottish terrier puppies and my brother also picked another one he named his Apollo I named my black female princess and my wheaton male Pegasus I am very satisfied with the brister familie’s service any question I had was answered promptly and my puppies are now enjoying their new home thank u so much Tara 🙂 🙂

Date: 11/16/2011, 1:25 pm, EDT
Name: Jeanne Hickman

Our family has suffered a severe trauma with our family dog Coco and are going thru a very tough time right now. My youngest (twins) are 10 and the oldest is 14. We are trying to start over researching for a family dog/dogs. We have allergies so that is given heavy weight. The grieving process is traumatic and will be better with time. We are hopeful that the Brister family can help us with a pet that will make our world a better place again.
Thank you for your time.
The Hickmans

Date: 8/10/2011, 9:34 pm, EDT
Name: Jason Gottfried

Picked up my male scottie puppy (rocky) last week and he has been great puppy.

Date: 7/15/2011, 3:31 pm, EDT
Name: Paul, Gretchen, Hannah and Emma

Thank you so much for our new puppy, Max. He is doing so well and fits right into our family. Emma

Date: 7/3/2011, 5:05 pm, EDT
Name: Ray & Wendy

Our little Bichon Frise girl, Ruby, has quickly adapted to our home schedule & made fast friends with our 9 year old Bichon too. Thank you for helping us with our sweet new puppy!

Date: 6/21/2011, 9:21 pm, EDT
Name: Mera Paulino

we picked up Max our 8 week old Bichon and to date, he is doing great. He is such a wonderful puppy, so affectionate with our young children. we love him so very much and has brought such joy to our family.

Date: 4/26/2011, 9:38 am, EDT
Name: Angela

Our Scottie Jorge is now 6 months old and I can not even begin to explain what a wonderful pup he is. We receive compliments on him every time we are out and about, and everyone at the vet’s office has fallen in love with him. Jorge is not only a handsome young guy, he has such a silly and fun loving personality. I highly recommend Brister Family Terriers to anyone looking for the perfect companion.

Date: 4/2/2011, 12:15 pm, EDT
Name: Lisa and Norwood

Thank you for the most wonderful dog we could possibly dream of…Rocco! Rocco was born on February 18, 2008 at Tara’s R n R Kennels. Brister Blossom Lacy was the dam of this puppy and Brister Smokey was his sire.
Rocco is loving, loyal, beautiful and he is really funny… a great personality. Rocco is the center of our world – and he loves being our center as you can well imagine! W e just want to thank you for breeding our precious Rocco and caring for him so well until he met us. We would love to send you his photo. Can we download it and email it to you? What email address? Or would regular mail be better?
Gratefully yours,
Lisa and Norwood
Houston, Texas

Date: 3/29/2011, 7:05 pm, EDT
Name: Jeff, Amy, Elijah and Ethan

We are thrilled to have King Boo (our bichon puppy) join the family. He is the sweetest and the cutest. Love this little, fur ball. Well worth the wait.

Date: 1/7/2011, 6:00 pm, EDT
Name: Tammy L

Our lovely little Scottie girl, Zelda, is settling in and charming everyone she meets. Thank you so much for the newest member of our family! It was worth the 4+ hour drive. She sleeps peacefully in her crate at night, no crying at all! She is also doing great with potty training- she is very smart and spunky. We adore her!

Date: 1/3/2011, 10:37 pm, EDT
Name: Angela R

I picked up my little black Scottie, Jorge, last week. He has been a complete joy to my husband and myself from day one. Whether its snuggling on the couch or running and jumping in the back yard, our Scottie has become our perfect companion. Thank you Tara and David for your loving care in raising our puppy!!

Date: 12/29/2010, 2:43 pm, EDT
Name: Jennifer

Sully (Scottish terrier- parents Copper and Tickle) had a quiet ride home to College Station. He is settling in well and loves to snuggle while watching football! Everyone loves him and we are so happy for the new addition to the family.

Date: 12/18/2010, 10:38 pm, EDT
Name: Shanel

I purchased my sweet baby boy Symon (Bichon-parents Lilly and Smokey) from Tara back in June. Symon is the first dog that I have ever had, so you can imagine how many questions I had! Tara and David were so good about answering my emails and my million and one questions, during the not one, but two visits that I made to their kennel.

Fast forward 6 months later, and this little Bichon has captured my heart more than I could have ever imagined. He is healthy, happy, playful, loving–everything that I could want in a dog and more. He has successfully completed Puppy Kindergarten, and while he was the most energetic one in the class at first (lol–true bichon!), he caught on so quickly to all the commands.

I love Symon and could not be more thankful to Tara and David for the care they took in breeding and caring for my pet. Thank you again and again! I would recommend them to anyone!

Date: 12/17/2010, 2:06 pm, EDT
Name: Kris

I picked up my bichon puppy, Piper, in June so she is approximately 8 months old. Over the past several months Piper has been an excellent addition to my home. She still has normal puppy behaviors, such as chewing, but other than that she is more mature than most pups her age. While it was very slow to housebreak her at first (and frustrating), she is now housebroken. She will cry when she wants to go outside to do her business. She also stays around me when we go outside off leash and she does not run off. I can tell that Tara spends a great deal of time and energy into breeding for the perfect temperament and cute personalities. The fact that her husband is a vet gave me some comfort in knowing that I would be purchasing a very healthy and happy puppy. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a wonderful companion to share their life with.

Date: 12/3/2010, 10:48 pm, EDT
Name: Kelly

We picked up our Bichon (Freddy) in October. Never, have we been so in love with a puppy / dog – we picked the best!!

The Brister’s obviously love dogs – the puppy’s are cared for in a clean, warm and loving environment. This is not a puppy mill. We would recommend anyone to buy a Brister puppy.

Date: 11/27/2010, 8:50 pm, EDT
Name: Brenda Burns/Barbara Hammonds

“Bailey” is name Mother named our new puppy, who has been so good his 1st day, has gone outside for all his “needs”.

Date: 11/26/2010, 6:58 pm, EDT
Name: Brenda Burns/Barbara Hammonds

Praise God for the blessing we received today, our little “Precious Boy” was perfect on the way home, we went to Petsmart, he has new red harness and collar, new bed, new crate, toys food, with a little designer food/water tray…. he seems shy timid and adorable… he and mom are resting now in her bed.. was too cute she was covering him up while I covered her.. I pray that your family is blessed with all that God has for yall.. Thank you for your kindness, patience, and sharing your handsome sons with us today… Praise God for the experience!!

Date: 11/19/2010, 5:45 pm, EDT
Name: Susan Herring

We got our Bichon puppy Rascal last weekend from the Brister’s. We are in love. He’s a great puppy!

Date: 10/10/2010, 11:55 pm, EDT
Name: Cross Family

We are so thankful that we found the Brister’s. Snowball, our 6 week old Bichon, is adorable. We fell in love immediately.
We will highly recommend the Brister’s to anyone looking for a new puppy.
Tara, you were so kind and very informative. Thank you for everything!

Date: 9/21/2010, 11:33 am, EDT
Name: Larry & Tere Sowden

We are very pleased with our new Bichon that we purchased from The Bristers.
Tara and Rodie were very patient with us while we looked at all the Bichon’s.
Our little fela is named Brister Ty Brody.
Brody already has developed a great personality and it is easy to tell that he was treated right from day one on this earth.
We love him and would suggest anyone looking for a lovable Bichon to contact the Bristers!!!!

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Date: 8/8/2010, 6:22 pm, EDT
Name: The Rhodes Family

We are so happy we chose to get our new baby from the Brister Family. Ralph (aka Ralph Lauren) is the sweetest little guy! He is getting along great with Chanel, our two-year old bichon…they play constantly. Ralph is healthy, happy and a sweet, a wonderful addition to our home.
Thank you!

Date: 8/4/2010, 4:54 pm, EDT
Name: Authement Family

We had a 3 hour drive to the Brister’s house and it was well worth it. We had the opportunity to meet their family and all the little Bichon’s. Our entire family was very happy we decided to adopt our little Apollo from the Brister family. Everyone was so nice and it is apparent that all the doggies are well taken care of. Our family all felt it important for the little Bichon to pick us as well as we pick him. Needless to say as soon as little Apollo came through the door he came right to us, like he was already a member of the family. We have had him only 2 days but it seems like he has been with us for much much longer. Everyone loves him and he just loves being here. He is always happy and playful. We also met the Brister’s newest litter of Bichons and they were just adorable. It was nice to meet them because it gave us an idea of how Apollo was raised. All the little ones were very healthy and friendly. We wanted them all. I highly recommend The Brister Family and also I highly recommend going there to pick out your little one. It is a small extra investment of time and money, but it allows you to see how loved all the animals are, how wonderful the Bristers are, and most important it allows the little one to pick you as well. Please remember you will have him for a long time and it should be extremely enjoyable for your family and your new Bichon or Terrier.

Date: 7/8/2010, 5:22 pm, EDT
Name: Hal and Peg Smarkola

Well, it’s been just over two weeks, and our baby Lucy (parents – Lilly and Smokey) is just adorable, sweet, and a great joy to us. We loved interacting with you, David and your two sons. Of course, Sweet Pea, Zoey, and the cat were quite the ambassadors! We could not have had a better experience . Wish we were closer ’cause we’d come visit you more!’ Thanks again!

Date: 6/6/2010, 5:08 pm, EDT
Name: Tammy James

I just want to thank you Tara, for such an amazing experience of the purchasing of our precious Bichon “Lucy”…. You were so informational and answered all questions I had throughout the whole process…. Lucy is such a sweet puppy, she is so laid back and easy going with such a sweet personality…. Thank you again for all your hard work as well as your husband and boys…Good team work!!!

Date: 5/17/2010, 7:10 pm, EDT
Name: Charles and Cissy Stubblefield

Mac and Molly are settled in as new famiily members. We are so glad we have two from the same litter because they arre such good friends, eating, sleeping, and playing together. Our neighbors and friends share our excitement and joy of the two Black Scotties addition! Thank you for these wonderful and healthy pets. We will keep you posted.

Date: 5/17/2010, 11:52 am, EDT
Name: Kathy Gannaway

Mac is such a joy and so smart. He took his first trip to Petco; everyone in the store thought he was the most beautiful puppy they had ever seen. He has brought so much happiness into my life. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Will keep in touch with his developement.

Date: 4/28/2010, 1:58 pm, EDT
Name: Denise Dorris

Our lovely new girl, Margo, is now almost 12 weeks. She is a beautiful black Scottie and she is getting along with our 2 year old Cairn (Maisy) very well. She has a wonderful personality and it very relaxed. She is too cute and my young children (six year old boy and four year old girl) are taken with her. Thank you so much for our wonderful addition to our family.

Date: 4/27/2010, 12:29 pm, EDT
Name: Charles and Carl Ann Hanlon

We have two scottie brothers, almost 3 years old, from the same litter. One is wheaton the other is black. They are the most loving and people friendly dogs I have ever seen. They can not be seperated and most often lie back to back on the floor….or couch. I think they would be lost without each other. If someone can take two dogs, as we did, the rewards are tremendous! They are a joy and we thank you.

Date: 4/24/2010, 2:42 am, EDT
Name: Kathy and Mike Lubel

Just a note to let you know what a WONDERFUL puppy Alfie (Wheaton Scottie) is. She is nearly 8 months old now (we got her last Nov) and she is an absolute joy. What a personality! She got her first big girl haircut a couple weeks ago and is adorable. Our vet (who is not a huge Scottie fan) said Alfie could change his mind about that! You have wonderful puppies and I am glad we found you! Kathy and Mike

Date: 3/19/2010, 5:09 pm, EDT
Name: Eileen Mullen

Just wanted you to know that we made it home safe, and Daisy (that name stuck) is doing great. She has settled in nicely and is over being bashful — happily romping in the wildflowers and chasing after her new ‘siblings.’ She is an absolute delight! Our vet, David Carter said to tell your husband hello. Thanks for everything,
Eileen and Jim

Date: 2/22/2010, 1:34 pm, EDT
Name: Patsy Easley

We picked up our Bichon puppy, Max, on January 30th. He has been the perfect addition to our family! It was important for us to find a low allergen puppy from a loving environment and we were able to do that with you. Everyone on Fort Hood that has met Max has fallen in love. Tara, thank you for making this such a wonderful experience.
Patsy Easley – Fort Hood, TX

Date: 1/17/2010, 9:01 am, EDT
Name: Barbara Eaton

It has been a week since week picked up our new puupy. He is wonderful, smart, and very social. He is sleeping through the night and we are still working on his potty training. Our family wishes to thank you for taking such wonderful care of your dogs. We love our new Bichon , Ty!

Date: 1/10/2010, 10:43 am, EDT
Name: Birdee Rabe

It was a pleasure to experience the kind and loving environment where our Bichon puppy has spent her first 8 weeks. She just arrived home last night and is happy and content, very well adjusted and social. Henriette Rosebud is a beautiful dog with a sweet and playful disposition. Thank you so much for providing such wonderful care for your puppies. It makes all the difference when they have a good start in the world. We’ll keep you posted of her progress! January 10, 2010

Date: 12/9/2009, 6:14 pm, EDT
Name: The Whites

Just wanted you to know the male Wheaten pup we picked up first week in November, is settled in and enjoying the Good Life. His name is now Clancy and it fits him. He runs and plays with our 6 year old male “O’Riley” They are havin a blast. Thanks

Date: 11/17/2009, 4:16 pm, EDT
Name: Katie Honeycutt

Just wanted to let you know how wonderfully Wyatt, a wheaton male scottie, is fitting into our family. He has a wonderful temperment and is a very loving and sweet little boy. He has a great personality and gets along great with our other Scottie. He seems to have tons of energy and is always on the move. Thank you again, Wyatt has already stolen our hearts.

Date: 9/13/2009, 9:44 am, EDT
Name: Daniela and John Cockayne

Hello Tara!

We are very happy with little Martin … he is such a smart little boy! Martin sleeps through the night with no accidents. Can you believe he has already mastered the “potty” business? … He has had a couple of “accidents” of course, but I am quite amazed at the speed he learns! In one week, he knows his name and a few commands: come; sit; stay; potty; bed; leave; and others …

Our vet has checked him out this past Tuesday and in his words: “Martin is in excellent health and he is a great looking pup!”

We couldn’t be happier Tara … thanks for the care you put into the breeding and raising of the pups!

A big hug!

Daniela, John, and Martin

Date: 8/5/2009, 1:42 pm, EDT
Name: The Jacksons

Our little girl Bichon is a doggie delight. Misty will be four months old in a few days and she is everything we hoped for and more. She is beautiful, healthy, happy, alert, and very sociable. Our five year old Bichon and Misty have bonded and make a mischievous team.
We are so happy that we found the Brister Family Kennels. We love the kennels. And they are such loving and caring breeders.
Thank you so much Brister Family!

Date: 7/14/2009, 3:47 pm, EDT
Name: Neal & Kayla

Tara and family we just want you to know Boudreaux has made himself right at home. He is working on his big brother Dillon (10 year old Bichon) but Boo has a little to much energy.
As for Neal and I we fell in love with him from the minute you posted his picture online. Then when we picked him up he melted our hearts. I would say he is already spoiled but that would be an understatement.
We just want to say thank you and we are so happy with Boudreaux Tolar and as he sits here looking up at me with those big brown eyes I think he is pretty happy too. Hope you enjoyed the homecoming pictures and there will be many more to come. Blessings

Date: 6/20/2009, 6:43 pm, EDT
Name: Debra Cook

I brought my Sophie (bichon puppy) home Tuesday, June 16th. She has been a pure joy from the moment I took her out of Tara’s arms that morning, bonding closer and closer every day. She enjoys chasing us around the house, playing tug of war and cuddling. Of course everyone who sees her wants to cuddle her in their arms. Se is used to her crate already and goes inside to sleep at night and at intervals during the daytime. She is pretty sneaky though. Both times we have left her at home alone we have come home to find her on the other side of the barricade. I’ll have to outsmart her next time.
Sophie loves all the people she meets. I am sure she will be a wonderful pet therapy dog. She begins obedience training today. As usual, God plans very well. The trainer has experience in pet therapy and will help Sophie and I get the certification we need.
Thanks “boys” for loving and caring for my Sophie until I could come and take her home. 🙂
Deb Cook June 20, 2009 Bartlesville, OK

Date: 6/10/2009, 1:59 pm, EDT
Name: Tami

I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful addition to our family. Daisy is just a doll. She made the long trip home just fine. Couldn’t hardly keep my eyes on the road for looking at her. Sleeps with us every night!!! Couldn’t stand to hear her pitiful cry in the crate. I know I have started something, but just couldn’t help myself. She is precious and I couldn’t ask for anything more special.
Thank you again.
Tami Lewis

Date: 6/8/2009, 5:44 pm, EDT
Name: Andrea

Tara and David,
We are so thrilled to have one of your bichons! Your facilities are amazing and Jaeger is the sweetest puppy ever! We loved him immediately! Everyone who meets him falls in love with the little booger! Thanks again!

Date: 5/30/2009, 11:59 pm, EDT
Name: Freida Wallace

We picked up our Bichon on May 29 and named her, Macee. This is my first complete day with her and she has been very playful and sweet. The Grand Kids love her and my four old Bichon Mix is treating her well. This was my first time buying a dog from a breeder, but it was a very pleasant experience and I would recommend the Bristers to anyone.

Date: 5/26/2009, 10:54 am, EDT
Name: Megan

I purchased a bichon from Tara and her family this past weeked. Our little Bella is doing terrific. She is so sweet and playful. Our 6 year old Bichon is getting used to her but I think they will be buddies very soon…thank you for the wonderful care you gave our puppy prior to us picking her up. My niece wants a Bichon now and I’m so happy to have found such a wonderful, caring breeder. Thanks for everything – I will send pics to your email address.

Date: 5/25/2009, 1:14 pm, EDT
Name: Jennifer, Shaun, Sarah, David, and Kayla Wood

Dear Tara and David,
Just wanted to let you know we made it home safe and sound, and fell in love with little puppy immediately! The kids are pleased as punch and we are still trying to think of a name that’s as special as this little pup dog. Hard to do! Nothing seems to be cute enough! I was so impressed by the way you take care of your animals, and equally impressed with your kennel. I can tell you really love what you do, and your kennel has a great energy about it.. I will let you know puppy’s name when we pick one, and I’ll send some pictures soon.
Thank you so much for helping us find a beautiful healthy Bichon puppy.
Jennifer Wood of Midlothian, Tx.
P.s. Kayla is showing no sign of allergies Yea!

Date: 5/25/2009, 1:01 pm, EDT
Name: Heather

Our bichons,Teddy and Snuffy, turned one today. We are so happy that they are a part of our family. They are happy and playful companions. April 28, 2009 Rockwall

Date: 5/25/2009, 12:58 pm, EDT
Name: Natasha and Alberta Johnson

It has been exactly two weeks since we picked up our black female Scottie (Madisyn aka Madi). She is soooo adorable and has been and absolute joy. Madi is very playful, running from us when we go to get her. From day one she has slept through the night in her kennel. Our veterinarian was very impressed with her. Said she was very healthy with a beautiful coat. Scotties are rare in this area so we would recommend the Brister’s to anyone in search of one. March 31, 2009 Lubbock, Texas

Date: 5/25/2009, 12:56 pm, EDT
Name: Jay and Karen Scheumack

We picked up our Scottie male and female 3 days ago and are really pleased. We have a black male (Doogie) and wheaten female (Kenzie). Beautiful puppies and soooo smart! We lost our cairn terrier just over 4 years ago after being her parents for 14 years. It took us a while to dive in again but choosing litter mates was a good choice and we are so glad we did. March 10, 2009 Round Rock, Tx

Date: 5/25/2009, 12:54 pm, EDT
Name: donna hinnant

I can’t believe that my little JJ is a year old. I purchased him last April from the Bristers. He is still the perfect little boy, so full of fun. Thanks Tara for breeding such great pups. I’ll try to send you another picture soon. March 10, 2009 Richland Springs, Tx

Date: 5/25/2009, 12:52 pm, EDT
Name: Ann Conaway

Angus is doing great! He really livens up the place. Sophie and Gabi don’t quite know what to think of him. He’s to short and tall to be a mini-dachshund and not fast enough to be a squirrel! Thanks again for entrusting us with this little Scotsman. March 8, 2009 Texas

Date: 5/25/2009, 12:51 pm, EDT
Name: Pam Duncan

It has been a little over a week since we picked up our Bichon pup, Tinkerbell. She is absolutely everything we had hoped for. She is adorable, smart, playful and so loving. Thank you, Tara, for all the help and love you give to these babies! February 10, 2009 Nacogdoches, TX

Date: 5/25/2009, 12:49 pm, EDT
Name: O Garcia

We purchased a male Bichon from the Brister’s on 01/25/09. He is a wonderful puppy. He is playful, smart, and funny. Everyone who meets him loves him. January 31, 2009 Robinson TX

Date: 5/25/2009, 12:47 pm, EDT
Name: Patrick

We recently purchsed a male Bichon from the Bristers. The entire time Tara was very kind in answering all our questions. We found this expeirence very pleasant. We have had our male for almost a week now and so surprised on how smart, well adjusted, and adorable. We have told everyone just how great it was to purchase of Tara. Thanks for you help and making us feel so good about adding the new addition to our family. January 27, 2009 Ft Worth, Texas

Date: 5/25/2009, 12:45 pm, EDT
Name: The Johnson Family

We bought a puppy from the Brister’s for our eight year old daughter for Christmas. We bought a male and he has been nothing but the “best Christmas present ever” as my daughter says. We named him Buddy. He is so calm but very playful. He has been so easy to house train. He already goes to the door to ask to be put outside to go “potty.” He can play fetch, shake, and sit on command. Remember, we’ve only had him for five weeks. This is our first dog. We have had many cats but never a dog. Our daughter has begged for a dog for years. We have been looking for the right breed of dog for our family since both of my children have allergies. We’ve finally found the right breed and right dog for us. Thank you Tara! January 17, 2009 Ft. Worth, TX

Date: 5/25/2009, 12:43 pm, EDT
Name: Leela

I picked up Essie Saturday December 27th from Tara and the family. Essie is Snowflake’s sister, a small white Bichon Frise. She is beautiful, funny, and so precious. Essie enjoys exploring her new home and just loves Mica, my roommate’s adult Bichon Frise. Mica doesn’t know what to make of little Essie. Essie is doing a great job with eating, drinking water, going outside for her business, playing with her toys, and loving on me.
I searched many websites looking for a Bichon and I was impressed with the Brister Family website. I could tell the puppies are lavished with love and attention. When I arrived this was confirmed. Tara’s husband is a vet and takes great care of the puppies. Her sons do a fantastic job caring for and loving on the puppies. Tara worked with me as I went through the process of looking to buying. She has been very helpful in getting me ready for little Essie.
I’d like to thank the Brister famiy for breading these precious little doggies for families to love. Essie is a blessing. Thank you. December 28, 2008 San Antonio

Date: 5/25/2009, 12:40 pm, EDT
Name: Christine and Rana

Hi, I just got done taping my daughter with her new puppy Snowflake. The look on her face was priceless, she had no idea I had gotten her a Bichon frise. The whole experience was great. The Brister family was very welcoming, pleasant and very caring. You can tell when someone is in it for the money, but this family is in it for the joy and love of these little critters! I look forward to coming back for another puppy. I always do everything in 2’s. My daughter has a new freind now and I beleive I have made one with Tara as well. Win win situation! Thanks guys! December 18, 2008 Lewisville Texas

Date: 5/25/2009, 12:38 pm, EDT
Name: Licona Family

Thank you very much for our beautiful Bichon named Monet. We picked her up yesterday and already she’s brought such delight to our lives and warmth to our hearts. What a sweetie she is! Initially we could see how she was missing her brothers but it didn’t take long before she warmed up to us. Soon enough she began wagging her tail and showering our daughter with kisses. Monet enjoys playing, running, and follows our daughter everywhere. She also enjoys cuddling up with each one of us; how precious these moments are to us. We extend our most heartfelt gratitude to Tara and her sweet industrious boys for making this entire process such a memorable experience for our family. It’s not at all difficult to understand why the puppies are so content and healthy; as it all begins with the happy and loving home of the Brister family. Thanks again!!! November 15, 2008 San Antonio, TX

Date: 5/25/2009, 12:36 pm, EDT
Name: Wendy Wagner

Hello- I ran across your site as I am working on getting a Yorkie puppy for my parents. I decided to take a look at Scottie sites because that is what I have. My baby girl is now 11 y/o and I have struggled with decision to let her stay the Queen alone or get her a puppy. She is still very active and healthy and such a joy! I am curious, is there a strong link to Cancer in Scotties? I lost my other baby,Abigail, 2 yrs ago and I have seen others mention the same on several occaisions? Hope to hear from you. I am very interested in your Scottie pups when you have some available also. Great site! November 12, 2008 Palestine,TX

Date: 5/25/2009, 12:34 pm, EDT
Name: Dave Marrs

We picked up your 10 week Bichon Frise on Sunday, the 9th of November, and my wife named her Molly. Our Vet on Monday checked her out and said she was perfect! Monday Molly was quiet and didn’t eat – Tuesday she started eating and today she is running around – perfect lap dog.

Thanks ……. Karen & Dave Marrs November 12, 2008 Plano, TX

Date: 5/25/2009, 12:31 pm, EDT
Name: Becky Parsons

You have a beautiful family. I Love Bichon frise puppies. Iam trying to learn as much as I can about them. Thank You for an awesome website!!!! October 2, 2008 Alabama

Date: 5/25/2009, 12:29 pm, EDT
Name: Justin and Brandi Taylor

Brandi and I absolutley love “Manny”. You can tell the dogs at Brister are loved and taken care of extremely well!! Definitely worth the drive from Waco. I would reccemmend Brister to anyone who is looking for a new addition to your family. Thank you very much for helping us find our new dog!! We could not be happier!! September 12, 2008 Waco, TX

Date: 5/25/2009, 12:27 pm, EDT
Name: David & Trudy Busker

We picked our new black scottie up on August 1st.Murphy is a great little dog, he knew the doggie door from the minute he came in the house. He loves people and other dogs.Thanks Tara and David for your help and information.We highly recommend Brister family Kennels

David & Trudy Busker September 1, 2008 San Angelo, TX

Date: 5/25/2009, 12:25 pm, EDT
Name: Dale Crawford

My daughter & I lost our Scotties to cancer earlier this year. We both found puppies to replace them at Tara’s Kennel. They are absolutely fantastic!! I would recommend Tara to anyone!! August 23, 2008 Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Date: 5/25/2009, 12:23 pm, EDT
Name: Cynthia McCormick

Your website is beautiful. I am a Bichon Frise lover who just put my beautiful 17year old Candy to sleep 2 months ago. I am missing her immensely and loved looking at your dogs. August 22, 2008 Florida

Date: 5/25/2009, 12:21 pm, EDT
Name: Kerstin

We would highly recommend the Bristers. Our 8 week old Scottie arrived 2 days ago and he is just great. Our vet said that he is very healthy and a really nice looking Scottie. Barney loves playing with our other dogs and is sleeping well at night. He is very calm and great with the kids. What a great puppy!!!

Thank you so much!!!!!! August 6, 2008 Scottsdale, Arizona

Date: 5/25/2009, 12:20 pm, EDT
Name: Scott Faraci

omg thank you tara!!!! Our new 8 week old black scotty is so cute and playful with our 17 month old daughter. She had 2 accidents but on tile not carpet and now is using the doggy door. She’s adorable smart and just a sweetheart. Thank you again so much August 5, 2008 yuma AZ

Date: 5/25/2009, 12:17 pm, EDT
Name: Blythe

My husband, Will, and I got our first puppy from the Brister family just two days ago. He is an 8-week-old male wheaten Scottish Terrier! Obviously, we had him shipped – 22 hours is a long way to drive! But he arrived exactly as Mrs. Brister told us he would. And where we expected him to be rather shaken up, he was as relaxed as could be. And he’s been that way ever since! He is the cutest thing and has a wonderful temperment, which we attribute to the Bristers. He’ll play but not too roughly, and he sleeps very well through the night – only getting up 2-3 times. And boy, is he smart! We keep his food bowl up between feedings, and after only two days of being home, he plops down where his food bowl usually sits and stares at the bowl on the counter when he is hungry! Potty training is also going well – only 2 accidents in the house! We are just so pleased to have such a loving animal in our house! Thank you, Brister family. And I will surely recommend you to other puppy-seekers August 5, 2008 Shepherdstown, WV

Date: 5/25/2009, 12:14 pm, EDT
Name: Heather O’Connor

Thank you, Tara for our bichon named Teddy. He is a happy, playful, and healthy puppy that loves everyone. Teddy is adjusting well to his new family. Thanks again for this little furball! July 19, 2008 Rockwall, Texas

Date: 5/25/2009, 12:12 pm, EDT
Name: Kimberly Waltrip

I just love my new Bichon puppy, Bella! The Bristers run a wonderful family-based business. I liked the fact that her husband is an on-site vet! Thanks a bunch!!! June 27, 2008 Sugar Land, TX

Date: 5/25/2009, 12:09 pm, EDT
Name: Kristen Harrison

I bought my bichon, Bentley, from the Bristers a week ago and she is so sweet! She has easily adjusted to her new surroundings and my vet said she is in perfect health. Thanks Brister family! June 24, 2008 Waco

Date: 5/25/2009, 12:05 pm, EDT
Name: Marla Walker

We bought our little scottie in Feb. Her name is Abby and she makes us laugh. Our other dog, Lacy has adjusted to her. They are always playing & you can’t help but love her. Thanks again for a wonderful smart dog. May 20, 2008 Keller, Tx

Date: 5/25/2009, 12:03 pm, EDT
Name: Amy & Abby

Thank you Brister family for our adorable Bichon Scout. We have had him for 3 weeks now and he is a wonderful addition to our family. My daughter loves her new puppy and our two other (much larger and older) dogs are adjusting to this playful little furball.

Scout is very sweet and healthy, and our Vet said that he is one of the best looking Bichons that he has seen in a long time. It is obvious that your entire family puts a lot of care and effort into keeping a clean facility and raising well adjusted puppies. Thank you! April 19, 2008 Fort Worth, TX

Date: 5/25/2009, 12:01 pm, EDT
Name: Nikki Siddall

We received a wonderful puppy from the Brister Family Terriers, a Bichon Frise. His name is Oliver North Ballentine and we couldn’t be happier. April 16, 2008 Belton, Texas

Date: 5/25/2009, 11:50 am, EDT
Name: Shirley Shipman

Vern and I have already fallen in love with Barnabas. He is the joy
of our lives!!!! Thanks Tara for all the hard work-I know it takes
a lot of time and dedication to raise these wonderful puppies. Thank you! Thank you! And may God continue to bless you and
your family in a very special way.

Vern and Shirley Shipman April 14, 2008 Garland, Tx.

Date: 5/25/2009, 11:49 am, EDT
Name: Donna Hinnant

I just want everyone to know what a great experience it was to purchase my new little bichon boy, (JJ) from Tara. He is a wonderful little boy, playful, happy, and healthy. He loves to eat and play with my 10 month old Bichon female, (Jitterbug). I just got him Saturday and I can already tell that he is going to be the perfect baby that I was looking for. Anyone that is looking for a Bichon puppy should not be hesitant to give Tara a call. Their facilities are the best and with an in house vet their babies can’t be beat. Thanks so much for the great experience. I would love for anyone that has a pup from the Bristers to email me or send me pictures of your little ones. Donna April 13, 2008 Richland Springs, Texas

Date: 5/25/2009, 11:47 am, EDT
Name: Deborah Callan

Tara, I want you to know that the day I talked to you on the phone, I prayed that the puppy I was coming to see would be everything and then some. God answers all prayers! I not only took home everything and then some, but God blessed me with a new friend. I have had Sophie for about 4 weeks now and she has given me so much joy. I know that your husband was wanting to keep her, but I have to say I’m glad you didn’t. I want him to know that she knows how to go in and out the dog door, she can already sit up, and yes she is sleeping in my bed, with me and my husband. Just a little spoiled already. I wanted to send you pictures of her first haircut. Once again I just want to thank you again for the most wonderful puppy, she will be loved very much. After the lost of my first scotty Truffles, {11years old} Sophie brought back life in my heart. Thanks for everything, Deborah Callan April 2, 2008 Austin Texas

Date: 5/25/2009, 11:43 am, EDT
Name: Andrea & Phil

Tara we named our little Bichon Daisy. She is a doll and we LOVE her!!! She’s adjusting well and she’so smart! She loves our big dog Gus and they are becoming good friends which makes life easier! She’s super cuddly and becoming more playful by the day. She’s been a wonderful addition to our family!! We were really impressed with the operation you are running there. Thanks for taking such great care of the dogs! Andrea & Phil February 26, 2008 Texas

Date: 5/25/2009, 11:40 am, EDT
Name: harp family

Our new baby Daisy is doing great! Her “big brother” Cesar is so happy to have a friend! They play and follow each other around, it is so much better with two dogs than one. Cesar no longer barks or pesters me out of boredom; now he has Daisy to play with. The vet. said Daisy is very healthy. Thank you so much Tara and Dr. Brister for our new little girl. We all love her very much! February 17, 2008 arlington, texas

Date: 5/25/2009, 11:38 am, EDT
Name: Barry K

Everyone seems to be adapting well to our new addition. Our two adult scotties are welcoming their new fair haired much younger brother into the family. Kirby (couldn’t get the family to go along with Viking) is doing great, and he is already enjoying our San Diego weather. February 11, 2008 San Diego

Date: 5/25/2009, 11:29 am, EDT
Name: Sonia Lightsey

Lily (LeeLee) and Pistache turned a year old on 1/19/08. They continue to be the joy of my life. Lily has a very strong personality; she is the one who wakes me up every morning, demands attention and loves to sleep on top of the couch. Pistache is more reserved, but more affectionate; and simply adores his sister; in his eyes she can do nothing wrong! They play constantly, even when I first take them out of the crate in the morning (4:15 am); they are always happy to see you and be around you; they follow me everywhere. Thanks again the Brister family for such wonderful babies. February 1, 2008 Spring, TX

Date: 5/25/2009, 11:27 am, EDT
Name: Bob & Gigi Kaminski

Tara, We named our puppy Toby. He has gotten use to the collar and leash and is getting comfortable with being kenneled. Both of our college kids adore him. He is very affectionate and loves to be cuddled. He and our cat hit it off great and they love to play hide go seek. Toby has filled a special place in our home and hearts which had been empty since out first Bichon passed away. Thank you and David for allowing us to visit and be a part of your extended Bichon family. We will keep you posted on Toby and how he is doing. Bob & Gigi January 30, 2008 San Antonio TX

Date: 5/25/2009, 11:25 am, EDT
Name: Katie

My new Scottie pup, Stella, is so great! She is so smart and fiesty! She adapted to her new home immediately and is having a great time learning how to play with my 2 year old cat. She gets wonderful compliments everywhere she goes and the entire staff at my vet’s office was in awe of how good and adorable she was! January 18, 2008 Galveston, TX

Date: 5/25/2009, 11:21 am, EDT
Name: Lauren Satterlee

Whisky, our little Scottish Terrier is such a joy to have. He has been a fun,loving and alert little puppy. He got a clean bill of health and he is also learning very quickly. Thank you again for such a wonderful experience! January 7, 2008 Dallas, TX

Date: 5/25/2009, 11:18 am, EDT
Name: SaRatta Reeves

Hi Tara-

I am so pleased to say the Prada (my new bichon puppy) has settled in to her new home and of course she runs the house. The rotty we have (NIKKO) is over 100 pounds and will lay on the floor so she can play with him. You raised a very good litter and your facility was an A+, I don’t think I have ever seen one so clean and well organized. I will look you up when we decide to purchase another Bichon in the future.

Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving November 22, 2007 Dallas, Texas

Date: 5/25/2009, 11:11 am, EDT
Name: Karina


I love this new little addition to my family! I named her Cola (like the coca-cola bear) and she had a great trip home! The minute I got home, my daughter went CRAZY over her!! You should be proud to know that your wonderful animals bring such a joy to a family! Thanks for all the help and the long drive was definitely worth it =]

-Karina November 2, 2007 Texas

Date: 5/25/2009, 11:09 am, EDT
Name: Erin Apfel

Boomer came home nearly three months ago and I don’t know what I would do without him! He’s a beautiful, healthy bichon puppy and you can’t help but fall in love with him. Thanks to Tara and her family for being so helpful in answering all of my questions and for the amazing, sweet-natured dogs they breed! I will definitely send my fellow bichon-lovers your way. September 16, 2007 Flower Mound, Texas

Date: 5/25/2009, 11:07 am, EDT
Name: Jerry Howard

Good Morning Tara. We made it home and had a great trip with Crystal Valencia. That is her new name! Like it? She did so great. Slept all night with no crying at all. Slept all the way home except to potty. She is now in her new profession…selling J&J Trailers. That is what I do and I raised little Jake here too. He was such an asset to the business and I know Crystal will be too. She is busy exploring the new surroundings now. Thank you so much for raising such wonderful puppies. I was so impressed with your facility. My friend Ann is coming to see Crystal today and I have a strong feeling she will be calling you to reserve one of the little girls that was just born.

Good luck on your business there, I know it will continue to do very well.

Jerry Howard & Crystal Howard September 4, 2007 China, TX

Date: 5/25/2009, 11:02 am, EDT
Name: Darcie

Brister Family,
We are happy to have Appleton as a nice addition to our family! Thank you so much! 🙂 August 13, 2007 Washington, DC

Date: 5/24/2009, 1:17 pm, EDT
Name: The Garcia Family

Always a Scottie August 8, 2007 weatherford, Texas

Date: 5/24/2009, 1:16 pm, EDT
Name: Lola

We picked up our male wheaten scottish terrier a couple of days ago and have been so happy with him. He is lovable and very friendly. He is very smart and loves to be with us. We enjoyed working with Tara and her facility is A+++. We have taken our little guy with us all this week and everywhere we go everyone falls in love with him. We totally recommend this facility to anyone looking for an addition to their family! July 19, 2007 Tyler TX

Date: 5/24/2009, 1:15 pm, EDT
Name: Sharon Harris

Hello Brister Family,
We are very lucky to say that Michelle came into our family 18 months ago and is looking for a**ter. We have a lovely backyard(fenced) it is connected to a large home with a 15 year old girl waiting for next one. We will be watching.Lola July 16, 2007 Garland, Texas

Date: 5/24/2009, 1:13 pm, EDT
Name: Aimee and Allen Roby

I so appreciate the updates on your new litters! I am very anxious to have my own little Bichon; and look forward to the time, hopefully not too far away, when I can be home more. When that time gets closer I will be in touch!
I love reading all the success stories from your puppies’ new owners! July 15, 2007 0 Brandon & Shanda Carpenter Oklahoma Dog Is very happy, we took him for a check up and he is also very healthy. The Bristers put a lot of love and caring toward their dogs, and it really shows. Thanks for everything! July 7, 2007 0 Guy I applaud the level of devotion and quality of care given by the Bristers to these amazing animals. I was fortunate to adopt a wheaten male terrier a few months ago. He is without doubt a very intelligent, healthy and playful puppy. I couldn’t ask for a better friend! July 4, 2007 Celeste, TX

Date: 5/24/2009, 1:11 pm, EDT
Name: Linda Deahl

I enjoyed your website. It looks like you are people who love your dogs like I do.
We had 2 Scotties for a total of 18 years. Angus died at age 7 of a massive bacterial infection. He showed no signs of being sick. The vet said we probably couldn’t have saved him had we known he was sick. Clancy lived to be almost 14. He had a tumor in his abdomen. He was the sweetest Scottie that there could be.
We now have a long-haired dachshund. He’s a very good boy. When he goes to doggy heaven we’ll be too old to get another dog. I sure wish we had “time” to have another Scottie.
Best of luck with your puppies and thanks for having a beautiful website.

Date: 5/24/2009, 1:10 pm, EDT
Name: Susan Shovar

Bichons are among the very best companions God ever created. This morning we had to put our darling Harvey to sleep. He was 14 years old, and never ailed a day until 6 weeks ago. That is when the congestive heart failure, from which he was suffering, manifested itself. It was shocking how quickly he declined. We adored him. I can’t believe how such a small creature, our “l’il guy,” made such an impact on this family, and on our home. Please, please keep your pets properly vetted, within healthy weight guidelines, walk and play with them daily, and give thewm the LOVING discipline they crave.14 years down the line, when it’s the last thing you can do for them; when they can’t eat anymore, hold them close as you Dr. eases them into their new life. The scriptures say, “Man and beast you save, O Lord.” I’m sure that we’ll see him again…young and sassy, with his Bichon sashay back. Oh Harvey, how we all miss you. Our only comfort is that we gave you as good a life as humanly possible. May 10, 2007 Savannah, TX

Date: 5/24/2009, 1:08 pm, EDT
Name: Amy Woolsey

My husband and I are very interested in adding a Bichon Frise our family of two grown sons, and two grown Maine Coon Cats. We are looking for a breeder that we can visit and work with to find the puppy that would love our family. It has been many yea**ince we have had a puppy in our home and I am most excited to have reached the point where I am able to work from home and be there for a puppy. We want to add a member to our family, and are not interested in getting into shows I have so many questions and there seems to be so many “new” theories of raising pets. We have raised numerous dachsunds and one minature poodle.
We would like to visit with you all and begin the adventure of finding our new little member. April 29, 2007 Red Oak, TX

Date: 5/24/2009, 1:06 pm, EDT
Name: Linda Brank

We brought our little Bichon home almost a month ago, and everybody in our family loves her! Our Daisy is everything we hoped a Bichon would be. She’s sweet tempered, happy just to be with us, and highly responsive to training (even to the word “no”. She adapted very well to the crate training routine, and only had a few potty accidents during the first week or two. Until Daisy arrived, I had only HOPED having an indoor dog could be this easy! Hats off to Tara and her family for raising such great quality Bichons, and for being so accommodating and pleasant to deal with. Highly recommended!! April 17, 2007 Sachse, TX

Date: 5/24/2009, 1:05 pm, EDT
Name: Robin Rodriguez

My husband and I picked up our puppy, Scooter, yesterday. We are so excited to have her and love her to pieces. We’ve bonded so well already. Scooter doesn’t like me to be out of sight and will come to find me when I’m not where she left me. She loves going outside with our other dog, Dixie, and has fun rolling in the grass. Only one of our four cats has shown any interest in her. They’ll probably end up being playmates. Scooter likes to play tug with a soft toy, barking and growling with pleasure. She’s a little bundle of joy…and energy! Thanks, Tara!!! April 15, 2007 Fort Worth, TX

Date: 5/24/2009, 1:00 pm, EDT
Name: Sonia Lightsey

I just got my little bichon this last Saturday. She has the most wonderfull personality and is very playfull. Her and my son are already best friends. She wants to be near him at all times. I highly recommend Tara for anyone looking for a healthy, well socialized puppy. April 10, 2007 Houston, TX

Date: 5/24/2009, 12:58 pm, EDT
Name: Amber Snow

Hi, went to pick up my two pups last Saturday; their first week went very well considering they are alone all day; potty training for our little girl, Lily (pronounced LeeLee in French) is a little slow; our little boy Pistache (Pistachio in English) on the other hand seems to be doing a lot better in that domain; hmmmmmmm girls always more complicated :)They are soooooo adorable and cute that it is very hard to stay upset with them for a long time. They both have lots of personality and am not sure right now who will be the “boss.” Having two babies is challenging and lots of work; but well worth it!
Thanks Tara for those sweet babies. April 9, 2007 Austin, Texas

Date: 5/24/2009, 12:57 pm, EDT
Name: darla lane

Hi! We got our little puppy about 3 weeks ago, and he’s doing so well. We named him “Tuesday” and everyone loves him. He’s the friendliest dog, always wanting to say hi to other people and dogs. He’s almost house trained too! He goes outside about 2/3 of the time, and has waited by the door to go out once now. We’re so happy with him! April 8, 2007 river oaks tx

Date: 5/24/2009, 12:55 pm, EDT
Name: Marquerite Teal

heidi is doing fine .we love her so much.
her and baby are best friends. they get along together so well.thanks so much. have a blessed
Darla March 25, 2007 Lewisville, TX

Date: 5/24/2009, 12:54 pm, EDT
Name: Harvey & Karmen

I bought a female bichon from Tara about 2 and a half weeks ago, and I just love her. She is so happy, energetic, and playful. Also, I’m so impressed how pearly white her fur is. I would absolutely recommend Tara and her bichon’s to potential buyers. March 24, 2007 Near Santa Cruz in California

Date: 5/24/2009, 12:53 pm, EDT
Name: Melinda

Tara is the sort of person we wish our politicians would emulate. Doing business with her was a pleasure and secure. “Straight shooter” is an appropriate description and it fits the Texas location. She treated us, our questions and our worries as if we were the only folks on earth and she had nothing but time for us. Great person, great dog, great experience. Trust me, you will do well to trust her. February 21, 2007 Upper Marlboro, MD

Date: 5/24/2009, 12:51 pm, EDT
Name: Terry

I just wanted to let everyone know that I received a wonderful Bichon from Tara. When he arrived at the airport, he was sooo fluffy and looked like a Polar Bear. So, my kids named him Benny Bear. He is our first puppy. He loves everyone. He is very active and loves to play in the yard (and in the house) with the kids. He loves to chase them. And he loves to be chased. He loves to smell stinky slippers and chew on my husband’s socks. We love Benny Bear and we are very pleased that he came from such a good home. Thanks Tara! February 19, 2007 California

Date: 5/24/2009, 12:51 pm, EDT
Name: Sharon

I have been blessed to live with four Scottish Terriers over the last 25 years. Today, Nessie, my 13 year old female and William, my 2 year old male are the joy of my life. There is no better or more loyal companion. Within the next year I hope to add another Scottie to our happy home. February 2, 2007 Dallas

Date: 5/24/2009, 12:50 pm, EDT
Name: Trish Bailey

I am so inlove with my new Bichon Lilly Belle. She is an adoraable fluff ball..with attitude. I would most certainly buy another puppy from Tara if I had the urge… she was most accomdating and helpful. Sharon Levine, Dallas January 14, 2007 Ft. Worth

Date: 5/24/2009, 12:48 pm, EDT
Name: Jennifer

Hey, Tara, I wanted you to know that we LOVE our little girl. I call her my Tanzmanian She-devil. She is a handful and has so much personality. Thankyou so much. January 12, 2007 San Angelo, Tx

Date: 5/24/2009, 12:46 pm, EDT
Name: Alison Weiss

The site and Tara a great she is very informative with any questions you may have. I got my bichon (Domino) at 8 weeks of age and he is just the best little guy. He is very sweet,loving and just has the best little personality. Tara gets the puppies off to a good start and has them well adapted especialy if their new famliy has small children. January 11, 2007 Southlake, Texas

Date: 5/24/2009, 12:44 pm, EDT
Name: Theresa & Ward Harris
Our bichon puppy is the best. I highly recommend Tara for finding puppies who are highly socialized, sweet tempered and easily trained. Our vet said that our puppy exibited none of the characteristics associated with over breeding. If you wait to pick-up your puppy until he/she is over 14 weeks old…you’ll get an almost completely potty trained puppy! January 10, 2007 Dallas, Texas

Date: 5/24/2009, 12:43 pm, EDT
Name: Diane Ragan

Well I think we got the best of the Scotty litter. Molly is so cute and at 8 weeks is learning quickly. She is very healthy and I would recommend the Bristers to anyone looking for a new addition. Thank you Tara and David. January 2, 2007 Louisiana

Date: 5/24/2009, 12:42 pm, EDT
Name: Paivi Impola

I bought a scottie from Tara and she is beautiful. The Vet said that she is healthy. She is the finest scottie I have had. I recommend Tara if you want a good puppy. Diane January 2, 2007 Flower Mound, Texas

Date: 5/24/2009, 12:39 pm, EDT
Name: Bruce & Rebecca

got a wonderful female Bichon puppy from Tara Brister!Rosie is a joy to have;she has a good personality,she’s well behaved, very healthy and easy to train! If you are searching for a good breader just contact Tara Brister! December 30, 2006 Texas

Date: 5/24/2009, 12:21 pm, EDT
Name: Susan

What a wonderful Scottie our little Mackey is turning out to be-We are so pleased with him and our vet is also-he is a very healthy and happy little guy- Ya’ll keep up the good work!!! Rebecca December 22, 2006 Florida

Date: 5/24/2009, 12:18 pm, EDT
Name: Nikki Kay

Tara is a joy to buy from!! Our little Scottie girl is adorable. Most well-adjusted puppy we have ever had. Thanks so much!!! December 21, 2006