|Judge Jim Bricknell awards Solene BOS Sweeps|
|Judge Dr Francisco Chapa placed Solene First in the Jr Puppy Bitch Class|
This past weekend, an historic event was held in Long Sault, Ontario, near Ottawa. Club Barbet Canada sponsored the First National Specialty for the Barbet in North America. With an entry of 34 dogs from Quebec, Ontario, and the United States, the competition was the largest group of Barbet ever assembled in North America. When the Specialty was first announced, Solene and her sister Hanna were just a few days old. Now at close to 8 months, they were both old enough to compete in the Specialty weekend. Solene won her Jr Bitch Sweeps class, and BOS in Sweeps to Florence Erwin's lovely male Bogart. In the Regular classes, she won the Jr Puppy Bitch class. Her sister Hanna, owned by Veronica Matthews and Florence Erwin, won WB and Best Puppy twice during the weekend. I was really proud of my girls!