Sunday, June 28, 2015

Age Appropriate Exercise Guidelines for Your Puppy

Here is a really great post from Puppy Culture on the amount of appropriate exercise for a puppy and ways to tire a pup without physical exertion. Remember, repetitive exercise (like walking for long periods) is not healthy for a puppy.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Barbet Best In Show Times Two!

Here are Micah's official show pictures from Greenwich, CT where he won two Best In Shows in two days! So proud of Micah and his owners Leslie Woodward and Lynn Vogt-Kinsey. They do a great job preparing and showing their Barbet, and the dogs are very much loved! These are lucky dogs!

Ch Hickory Tavern Secret Liaison
Ch Hickory Tavern Intl Intrigue x GrCh Neigenuveaux's Gambit CD RO2

Friday, June 19, 2015

New Canadian Champion Marlee

Can Ch Hickory Tavern Secret Entourage

While we have been busy raising our recent Barbet litters, Marlee has been in Nova Scotia with professional handler Allison Foley earning her Canadian championship! Big thanks to Allison and Todd for treating Marlee so well and giving her a good introduction to the dog show world. We are excited to get her home and hit some US dog shows.

Ch Hickory Tavern Intl Intrigue (Solene) x GrCh Neigenuveaux's Gambit RO (Bosch)

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Please Support the Barbet Club of America with Your Membership

Because of the instant access of Facebook, Barbet lovers are able to discuss heath, training and grooming, learn of Barbet news across the globe, and share pictures of our beautiful dogs. However, club membership is vitally important to our organization and growth in North America. We must have active club members who will help with Meet the Breed events, health and genetics committees, show committees, and who support and compete in the various venues that are available to the Barbet. Please support your national club by joining our AKC club! 

 National Barbet Club Website: Barbet Club of America 
 Facebook Page: Barbet Club of America

Barbet Pups on a Walk

Here we are out for a long walk last night. The pups are doing so great and really enjoy their farm explorations. These puppies are Nessa's Kit, Claire's Gris-Gris, and Claire's Blue Girl.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Last week we loaded up the RV and hit the road to Kalamazoo, MI where we met up with Lynn and Leslie at the UKC Premier show. We had so much fun showing our Barbets, and at the end of the week, they both took their new pups home. Only 3 puppies are still with us.
Hickory Tavern Finally Friday (Claire's Green Girl) with Lynn
Hickory Tavern Fools Rush In (Nessa's Purple Girl) with Leslie

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Daniel and William picked up Flambeaux early this morning and flew home to New Orleans.
Hickory Tavern Foolproof (Nessa's Orange Boy)

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

ShowSight Spinone Miffy

My sister Jan's lovely Spinone is the #3 Spinone and #1 Bitch in the US with very limited showing!

Marcel, now living with Sam and Emma
Hickory Tavern Final Fore  (Claire's Red Boy)

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Back to Back Barbet Bests In Show!

Micah -- Hickory Tavern Secret Liaison
Hickory Tavern Intl Intrigue x Neigenuveaux's Gambit
What a weekend this has been!! From the thrill of watching a new Triple Crown winner, spending wonderful time with the puppies around the farm, sending home three pups with their lovely new owners, and having our Solene's boy Micah win TWO Bests In Show! Leslie Woodward has given such a fantastic home to Micah. She loves this boy so much and takes beautiful care of him. As much as I love going to the shows, I'm really enjoying hearing how well these two are doing without me! I'm so proud to have bred this beautiful boy!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Barbet Best In Show Today!

Micah -  Hickory Tavern Secret Liaison    born 4/11/14
Hickory Tavern Intl Intrigue x Neigenuveaux's Gambit
Super proud of our boy Micah, owned by Leslie Woodward and Lynn Vogt-Kinsey, for winning Best In Show at the big AKC FSS Show today in East Norwalk, Connecticut. Micah is just 13 months old and has a big future ahead of him!! Micah is from our last year's litter of our Solene bred to the beautiful Bosch, owned by Francois Menard of Quebec.
Fia is staying nearby with Angie, Leonard, Liam, Kate, and Jack
Hickory Tavern Final Grade (Claire's White Girl)
Magic is happy to be headed to New Jersey with Denise & Family
Hickory Tavern Fin (Claire's orange girl)
Beau hitched a ride with Magic to his new home with Donna and Stephanie
Hickory Tavern Fool For Brookberry (Nessa's Red Boy)

Remi with Kari, Fin & Jonathon (we missed you, Franklin!)
Hickory Tavern Fool For The Water (Nessa's Light Blue Boy)

Yesterday saw the departure of two more pups, including the first of Claire's litter to head to his new home. These pups are lucky to find such wonderful families to spend their lives with. I'm happy that both of these boys now live very close to us and will come back to visit and play.

Dallas and Sarah
Hickory Tavern Final Flag (Claire's Yellow Boy)

Friday, June 5, 2015

Barbet Kit

One of the reasons we can let our puppies go to their new homes is because we also get a new puppy! Our keeper is this girl, the green collared girl of Nessa with the white front paw. She was my initial favorite of the litter, but I'm not sure that I love how this white foot will look in the ring. For quite a while, I thought I'd keep a different pup, but this one kept catching my eye, over and over, until it finally hit me that this girl needs to stay, even with her uneven markings. Her broad head and muzzle are things I was trying to improve from Nessa, and her fearless attitude around the farm makes her a favorite. We named her Kit because the two white footed puppies were often referred to as "the kitty feet" pups, so she got called 'Kitty' a lot! We've shortened it to 'Kit' and we are super happy to have her with us.

Hickory Tavern Fool For Paris
CH Nuphar's Gift-Wrapped x GrChEx Flacon d' Paris of Neigenuveaux