Monday, February 24, 2014

AKC Barbet Breed Photoshoot

MBIS CH Hickory Tavern Intl Intrigue   "Solene"
Last year, we received a letter from the AKC requesting that we bring Solene to a breed photoshoot at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship. AKC had two photographers set up, and they shot many breeds for their archives. The event was very well organized and fit well into our show schedule. Today they sent us this beautiful portrait of our girl as a memento.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Barbet Mogley Earns His ADA Service Dog Certificate

I love getting puppy updates, and this one from Clay and Mogley has great news: Mogley is now a certified ADA Service Dog! Mogley works as a Diabetic Alert dog as well as being an awesome hiking partner for his wonderful owner. So proud of this fantastic partnership! Mogley is the orange collared puppy from our Claire-Obie litter of 2013. He is a wonderful ambassador for the Barbet breed.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Snow, snow and more snow!

This has certainly been an unusual winter for everyone in the Northeast but the Barbet are thrilled with all of the snow! Today is a picture perfect snowfall with huge flakes and happy pups.


Claire is at the lake with David this weekend, where we've had over 30" of snow this week!

Monday, February 10, 2014

The Announcement

Start the Countdown!

David and Solene hit the road to Montreal yesterday for her rendezvous with Bosch. Because Bosch lives so close to the Mont Tremblant ski area, David decided to take her so that he could enjoy a little time on these awesome slopes. Assuming all goes well, puppies will be due around April 15.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Solene is in season...finally!

It has been hard waiting for Solene to come into season. We are really looking forward to her first litter, when she will be bred to the beautiful Bosch (BIS Ch RO1 Neigenuveaux's Gambit). Bosch has multiple Best In Shows, and is the first Barbet in North America to win Rally titles in the AKC, CKC, and UKC. He is a sweet and correct dog, and I am anxious to hopefully have a litter in April loosely linebred on Bernadette, with Darwin and Bango as the grandfathers. Solene has also won multiple Best in Shows, in both the UKC and AKC, and the combination of these two dogs is something we've been anticipating for a long time!

Solene winning Best in Show at the AKC FSS/Misc show in Stafford, VA

Bosch and Francois after a successful weekend