Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Barbet Puppy School

Good boy, Bodhi! This 6 month old Claire/Obie boy was awarded Valedictorian of his latest training class as well as Best Personality and his young handler Best Trainer! Next up for him is a beginning Agility class. So proud of both of you!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Whippet Calla is 3 Today

Our stunning Whippet Calla is celebrating her 3rd birthday today. Although it's been a rough year for her with her leg injury, she is recuperating beautifully and is now enjoying more time outside. We feel so lucky to have her in our home; she is an absolute treasure.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Barbet Puppies On The Way!

Solene's puppies were seen via Ultrasound today at Dr Gardner's. As soon as she put the wand against Solene's abdomen, 4 puppies (the black areas) were immediately visible. Ultrasounds are used to confirm pregnancy, not as a definite method of counting fetuses, but we easily saw 5+ pups and are so excited to see what Solene and Bosch will produce.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Isabel's One-Woman A Cappella Disney Medley

Isabel made this video for a school project and I'm so proud of her! Everything you see and hear is her; the arrangement, the harmonies, the make-up and costumes, and the filming and video editing. Isabel has always been Disney-obsessed, and she has worked for months on this project. I hope you enjoy it!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Barbet Spay/Neuter Information

With our last litter reaching 6 months, veterinarians are eager to schedule the pups for their spay/neuter surgery. It's time to repost this information from last February:

When your puppy nears the 6 month age, many vets routinely schedule spay and neuter surgeries. Is it necessary? Is it even healthy? Conventional wisdom is really shifting to support research that sterilization is not in the best interest of your dog. Please check out some of these online articles.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Best In Show & Intl Grand Prix Champion Nessa

BIS Intl Grand Prix/UKC Ch Nuphar's Gift-Wrapped -- Nessa
This past weekend, I showed Nessa at the International shows in Washington. Our beautiful girl won her International Grand Prix championship, a Best In Show Grand Prix Champion, and a Reserve Best In Show. Pretty nice results for our young girl!