Friday, May 24, 2013

Barbet Puppy Napa Moves to Hoboken

We've had a busy week and I'm a bit behind in posting. Last week the time finally came for our beautiful puppy Napa to move on to her new home in Hoboken, NJ, where Brian and Courtney have been waiting for her for a very long time. We have all grown so attached to Napa, and parting with her was even harder than it usually is when our puppies leave us. Fortunately, we will see her often, and Brian and Courtney have many plans for training and competing with her. 

Brian and Courtney with their new little girl, Napa

Napa now has her own Facebook page where you can follow her adventures in the city.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Enjoying Spring at Hickory Tavern Farm

 Beautiful Calla Lily
 Napa and Ava exploring the farm. Ava is always a wonderful nanny to the puppies.
 Solene enjoying the river ducks in Pittsburgh during the Pittsburgh Marathon
Stunning Napa at 9 weeks

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Barbet Puppy Fun

Yesterday we had some lovely visitors who came to visit the Barbet (and brought us delicious chocolate chip cookies!). Baby puppy Napa enjoyed a special moment with June, who had just turned 2 the day prior.

Although having a singleton puppy was not ideal, I cannot say enough about sweet Solene's devotion to her little sister. From Napa's early weeks through the present, Solene has always played at the appropriate level and Napa has a positive, confident attitude toward every new encounter. I am so proud of this girl.

Hickory Tavern Farm Barbet
Here is Napa on the left and Solene on the right when they are both 8 weeks old. I am so pleased with the quality and consistency that we got from using Bango du Pre de Redy as the sire of Claire's litters. Although sadly small in size, her litters presented us with a wonderful next generation to further the advancement of Barbet in America.