Fabel-Mi Japanese Chin ~ Beauty Without Compromise

About Us

James Dalton holding Quake and MiMiFabel-Mi Japanese Chin and Fabelhaft French Bulldogs

We are a small but extremely successful kennel of Top winning French Bulldogs, Afghan Hounds and Japanese Chin located in beautiful Southern Ohio.

All of our dogs are family members and live in our home with us. They are first and foremost beloved companions and  becoming top show dogs is just an added bonus! Our goal is to breed beautiful, correct, healthy and happy babies who will be an important addition in the lives of the people who choose a Fabel-Mi Japanese Chin as a loving friend and companion who can be NUMBER ONE in the ring or on the couch! Most of our babies go to people who do not wish to show but are simply looking for a very beautiful healthy companion, properly raised and socialized by a reputable breeder.

Founded in Ireland by breeder/owner/handler James Dalton in 1974, The FABELHAFT name has always been synonomous with wonderful type and quality. We have bred and owned many Top Winning and Record Breaking dogs through the years for ourselves and other people and made many friends and admirers along the way.

FABELHAFT Champions have taken many top awards inculing BEST IN SHOWS, SPECIALTY BEST IN SHOWS, NATIONAL SPECIALTY and WESTMINSTER BEST OF BREED and GROUP Wins and been very successful not only in the USA but around the world. We have owned and bred Top winning Champions in many countries including Australia, Canada, Ireland, Japan, Scandinavia, Brazil, Venezuela and the United Kingdom.

In 2010 James was smitten by the elegance and charm of the Japanese Chin. After a chance encounter with an old friend, Mimi, BISS GRAND CH. PEM WE-SYNG LUCKY MI, joined the family. She was soon joined by MULTI GROUP & SPECIALTY WINNING AM/CAN CH. MIDWOOD MAGNITUDE and upcoming star, CH. DESERTJADE FABEL-MI FIREDRAGON.

Japanese Chin in the Fabel-Mi Garden

The Legacy of Fabelhaft

Fabelhaft French Bulldog Souffle in the GardenIn 2004 our Afghan Hound Multiple BEST IN SHOW, Multiple SBIS and WESTMINSTER BEST OF BREED winner AM.CAN.CH.FABELHAFT ZOOT SUIT, co-owned Ken and Lyn Valamaki, achieved the same status…NUMBER ONE!

Our French Bulldogs are consistently Top Ranked in the United States and Canada and achieved NUMBER ONE status in 1997. Multiple group and FBDCA and Westminster AOM winner CH. JUSTAMERES DUNKIN F’R APPLES, co-owned with Ann McCammon, again in  2005.

BEST IN SHOW, Multi SBIS, Multi Group Winning, FIRST EVER FBDCA TOP TWENTY winner AM.CAN.CH. FABELHAFT ROBOBULL INFERNO, co-owned with Shelley St. John. In2006 and 2007 Multi BIS, BISS AM. CAN. CH. FABELHAFT TOO HOT TO HANDLE was the #1 French Bulldog Breed and All Breed in USA, FBDCA National Specialty Winner – 2006 and in 2007 Award of Merit Winner at FBDCA National and Independent Specialties. TONY also was awarded seven All Breed Best in Shows.

In 2010 Multi BISS, BIS CH. ROBOBULL FABELHAFT I’M ON FIRE was awarded the history making Group First win at Westminster Kennel Club.

James has served as President of the FBRN (French Bulldog rescue Network) a wonderful organization dedicated to the protection and well being of the French Bulldog and on the Board of Directors for theFBDCA (French Bulldog Club Of America).

James also has had the honor of Judging at the FBDCA national specialty show and looks forward to further judging assignments both in the USA and abroad.

OBI in the Fabel-Mi GardenFabel-Mi Japanese Chin has been a wonderful adventure and it has only just begun! In 2011 our first Chin, MIMI, Multi BIS, JCCA BISS GrCH. PEM WE-SYNG LUCKY MI won the Japanese Chin Club of America Regional Specialty.

In 2012 MIMI, Multi BIS, JCCA BISS GrCH. PEM WE-SYNG LUCKY MI has achieved levels that we could have only dreamed of before. MiMi, as of today, has been awarded thirteen, yes THIRTEEN, Best in Show wins (and one Reserve Best in Show), tying the record for the Top Winning Japanese Chin of All Time! Presented to perfection by the esteemed Chin Handler and friend, Nancy Martin, MiMi continues to enchant and enthrall judges and spectators alike.

MiMi is truly a once-in-a-lifetime dog.