Sunday, July 26, 2015

First American Bred Barbet to Earn AKC Certificate of Merit

Hickory Tavern Secret Liaison CM
3 Shows = 3 Best in Show ribbons. It doesn't get any better than that!!!

This handsome puppy is Micah, Hickory Tavern Secret Liaison CM, who just became the second Barbet to win an AKC CM title, and the first American Bred Barbet to do so. While we wait for his show photo from owners Leslie Woodward and Lynn Vogt-Kinsey, we can celebrate what a cute little guy he was at 4 weeks of age.

Micah has gone to 3 AKC FSS shows and has won Best in Show at all three, giving him the maximum of 5 points for each win to earn this title as quickly as possible. We are so proud of him and thrilled with the friendship that we have with Leslie and Lynn. We can't wait to see what the future has in store for him!

Hickory Tavern Intl Intrigue (Solene) x Can GrCh Neigenuveaux's Gambit, CD RE (Bosch)

Saturday, July 18, 2015

All of our 2015 Barbet Puppies are in new homes

Blueberry with Anthony, Heather & Family
Hickory Tavern Final Fantasy - Claire's Blue Girl
We bid a fond and bittersweet farewell to our puppies of 2015 with Blueberry going off to her new home in New Jersey this morning. Blue got to stay extra long with us, and we were all smitten with her calm, confident, and super sweet personality.  All of the pups are now in their own homes, with Kit staying here with us. What a wonderful group of pups they were. We wish them all happiness in their lives!

We have no plans to breed a litter until Solene is in season again, which we anticipate in January 2016.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Marlee Wins Best FSS

    Isabel and Marlee won Best FSS at the American Azawakh Show today in Madison, Ohio, along the shore of Lake Erie. We are thrilled to have Marlee back from Canada and are so pleased with her American debut! Marlee is just over a year old, and is the daughter of our Solene, bred to GCh Neigenuveaux's Gambit (Bosch), who also has titles in Rally and Obedience.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Barbet Marlee is Home with a Canadian Championship!

Can Ch Hickory Tavern Secret Entourage with Isabel
(UCh Hickory Tavern Intl Intrigue x GCh Neigenuveaux's Gambit)
Our Marlee is home after spending 3 months in Canada earning her Canadian conformation championship, beautifully shown by Allison Foley and her team. Marlee, who celebrated her first birthday while in the Maritimes, won 12 group placements in the always competitive Sporting groups. We're so happy to have her back and look forward to showing her in the US.

Marlee is from our last year's April litter of Solene and Bosch that produced so many beautiful quality puppies who have already won UKC Championships, AKC FSS Best in Shows, AKC CGC and now a CKC Championships. Thanks so much to all the owners of our wonderful pups who give them such great homes, excellent care, and much love!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

The final boy left us and headed to his new home in Atlanta with Brian and Margie. They both have lots of experience with heavily coated dogs and enjoy training for various dog events. Can't wait to meet up again with this beautifully bodied and very sweet pup.

Gris-Gris left for his new home in Atlanta with Brian and Margie (Claire's big light blue boy)
Hickory Tavern Final Approach

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Pups Celebrate No Rain Today!

This is the last walk together for these three pups. Gris-Gris goes off to Atlanta on Saturday, and Blueberry is visiting with a friend for the weekend. Our field walks are my favorite parts of the day.