Saturday, July 28, 2012
Here is Nessa all tired out from her visit to the Puppy Playground in Holland. The pups were all able to enjoy this special outing before they begin departing for their new homes. I am lucky that Anne takes such beautiful pictures of the puppies. Only two more weeks until Nessa travels to America!
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Thursday, July 19, 2012
|Nessa with her family in Holland|
Netherlands Barbet breeder Anne Plomp loaded up Alba and the pups and took them to a local dog park to experience new sensations. The puppies did great with their first car ride and they enjoyed their outing in new surroundings. All of these early experiences are very important to young puppies, and will help make Nessa's transition to America easier for her.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Today we are celebrating Claire's 3rd birthday! She and her 11 brothers and sisters have accomplished wonderful things and brought a lot of enjoyment to their lucky owners! Claire has changed a lot of things in our lives, and she continues to bring happiness to us every day with her wonderful, devoted personality.
In her first 3 years, Claire has earned show championships in 3 different registries (CKC, UKC and IABCA) and earned the first and only Best In Show awarded to a Barbet in the UKC. She won the breed from the classes at the Purina National, and finished 2011 as a Top 5 bitch in Canada in extremely limited showing. She was a wonderful mother to her special puppies, bred via frozen semen from Switzerland. Because of Claire, we have new friends all over Europe and North America who share our love of the breed.
Happy day, Clairissa!!
Monday, July 16, 2012
Sunday, July 8, 2012
It amazes me that Solene is already 6 months old. The time has flown by, and she gets prettier every day. Claire and Bango really are a nice combination of bloodlines, and I look forward to seeing another litter from these two in the future. Happy birthday to sister Hanna in Canada!
Saturday, July 7, 2012
I am so lucky to have gotten Claire as my foundation bitch. She is the smartest, sweetest, and happiest dog I've ever had. OK, everyone probably thinks this about their own dog, but in this case, it's true. Everyone who spends time with her just loves her. She is truly an ambassador for the Barbet breed.