Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Beginning of the Blog

A blog about my dogs is a difficult thing to start. If I start at the beginning, I would be a horse and dog obsessed child whose only dream was to own a horse farm and raise Collies. Through my teenage years I was lucky enough to have my parents haul me all over the country showing my horses. I got my first show dog, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi named High Flyer The Lamborghini, in 1984. While I was at a corgi specialty show I met my first Whippet, and I was completely smitten. In 1985, I purchased my first Whippet, Bo-Bett Pretty Prima Donna, from Quarter Horse legend Carol Harris of Ocala, FL. Many whippets have come and gone, but our current dogs still come from Carol.

In 2009 we brought a completely different and rare breed into the mix. French Water Dogs, known as Barbet, are gaining in popularity due to their enormous amount of joie de vivre and great appearance. We were lucky enough to get one of the top pick puppies from Neigenuveaux's first litter in Canada. Our foundation bitch, Can/UKC Ch Neigenuveaux's Ermagarde (Claire) has been a sensational addition to our family and we really enjoy the international aspect of the breed.

As I update the blog with more information, I will post on Claire's show career, our recent trip to the World Dog Show in Paris, France; the Whippet National in Lexington, KY; and the Barbet Club of America.  Let's get blogging!

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