Monday, December 22, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

New UKC Barbet Champion!

Announcing the second UKC champion for Solene and Bosch! Congratulations to Maggie - Hickory Tavern Secret Garden - owned by Mark and Renae Bertagnoli, Lynn Vogt-Kinsey, and Leslie Woodward. We are proud of our babies! Maggie also won a Group 2 out of 25 entries!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Christmas Pictures 2014

We love getting holiday photos of our puppies!

Bodhi, just over a year old. Bodhi is a Claire/Obie puppy

Charley at 8 months with his "brother" Tyler. Charley is a Solene/Bosch puppy.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Isabel Descutner - A Cappella Medley of Disney's Frozen

Isabel's latest video is an arrangement of Disney's Frozen that she arranged, recorded, and edited. She did this entire video herself over her Thanksgiving school break. The progression of her skills with every video is fun to watch!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Get Your 2015 Barbet Calendar!

Every year the Barbet Club of America produces a calendar filled with images of Barbet who live in the United States. Funds raised help to pay the operating costs of the club and to educate prospective owners. Order yours today (and join the Club while you're at it!!) The club appreciates the support of Barbet owners through North America.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Bosch Wins Best of the Best

Bosch and Francois winning Best of the Best in Brampton, Ontario

"At the Maple Leaf Kennel Club (UKC) event Bosch and I ended up in Rally with two first places and one second place with an average of 97% in Rally Obedience 3 (Excellent). In conformation, one third place, three second places and one first place.Three Top Dog Award. One Best in Show and one Best of the Best in Show." -- Francois Menard

Congratulations to Francois and Bosch for their wonderful weekend! Bosch is the father of Solene's April litter: Micah, Clovis, Charlie, Maggie, Libby, Marlee, Ernie, Clea and Teddy. This litter has excellent uniformity, temperament, size, and bone. We are very happy with our Bosch pups!

In addition to his nice performance in Rally, Bosch won Best of the Best, which is a UKC competition between all dogs who won Best In Show over the weekend. Fantastic!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Alabanza, Captain

This has been a rough summer for us, culminating in the death of my father earlier this week. My parents gave me a great life, providing me with a beautiful home, horses and dogs to treasure, and a lifetime of wonderful memories of our travels together, our life on the farm, and the tremendous impact that they have had on my children. Everybody knew my father. His connections traveled far through the country, and often when I meet a person, it seem that they had worked for my dad, or knew of his antique toy collection, or had met him at a historical construction equipment show, delivered a tractor to the farm, or sold him a piece of equipment. I never heard a negative word about him. He was interested in people, and he enjoyed his many friends, old and new. I wish everyone could be as lucky as I have been to live in this family.

I have not been good at keeping up with correspondence throughout his illness and if I missed responding to your inquiry, I am sorry. In fact, most people did not even know that he was sick. At this point, I am feeling drained, and have decided not to breed Claire this fall.

Louis McClurg McMaster
December 3, 1928 - August 18, 2014

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Solene and Marlee

Here's momma Solene with Marlee, the puppy that we kept from her litter sired by Bosch. We are excited to see what her future will be!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Another California Girl

Clea is from the Solene-Bosch litter, and she is learning to swim with the help of her Golden Retriever friend. Clea lives in Beverly Hills with Neil and Danielle :)

Thursday, June 26, 2014

In The Heights "96,000" Cover by Isabel Descutner

Isabel is a huge help to me with the dogs but her true love is musical theater and video production.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

California Barbet Girl

Silly Annique is now 9 months old and having quite the time in Santa Barbara, CA. She enjoys her time playing outside, and especially loves the plumbago bush in her yard! Annique is from our Claire-Obie litter and she looks so much like Claire!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Micah -- Mr Blue -- Barbet Puppy in Vermont

Micah, our beautiful blue collared male, is now living in Vermont with Leslie and Jeff, co-owned with Lynn, and he will be shown in the AKC, CKC, and UKC when he is old enough. He is such a sweet pup who was a joy to travel with when we went to Michigan two weeks ago. He handled the dog show site so well, then went off with Leslie to start his new life. I am so happy to know that I'll meet up with them at shows and see his progress. For now he is enjoying his summer days with Les, Jeff, and Brigie.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

My Three Musketeers

Dark Green Girl

Light Green Girl, now Marlee, staying with us

Hi Max!! Can't wait to meet you!  -- Your New Pal Ernie

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Puppy Visitors

Today the puppies had some smaller visitors and they all had a great time together. The girls remarked that this litter was very friendly and didn't bite as much as our litter last fall :)

Seven Weeks

Tan Collar Male

Tan Collar

Blue Collar Male

Yellow Collar Male

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Al Fresco Lunch

Red Collar Brown Boy

Light Green Collar Brown Girl loves her lunch

Light Green Girl again

Red Collar Brown Boy again

Blue Collar Black Boy

Orange Collar Brown Girl

Monday, May 19, 2014

Barbet Puppies at Five Weeks

Isabel loves playing with the puppies after school

Red Collar Brown Boy

Lilac Collar Black Girl
Light Green Collar Brown Girl

Light Green Collar Brown Girl

Black Collar Black Boy

Blue Collar Black Boy

With outside time over, the pups follow Isabel back to the house

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Miss Madison

I stopped by to visit with Madison, a 9 month old puppy from our last litter (Hickory Tavern Dior On Madison, Claire x Obie). She is a wild and silly girl who is really growing nicely. Next month she'll be going to the Premier dog shows with us in Kalamazoo, MI. It will be fun to show our puppy!