Thursday, December 31, 2015

Monday, December 28, 2015

Spinone Miffy OH Win Pics from AKC/Eukanuba Week

Judge Karen Hynek awards Miffy OH Group 1

Miffy on the Move

Judge Karen Wilson awards Select and Best OH to Miffy
We are so honored to have Miffy win these honors in such incredible competition. Thank you!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Barbet Accepted into AKC Miscellaneous Status!

From the minutes from the December Board meeting – Barbet – Recommendation to Advance to Miscellaneous. The Board reviewed a Sport Services department recommendation to approve the Barbet to advance to the Miscellaneous. The Board of Directors approved the Barbet to be eligible for recording in the Foundation Stock Service® (FSS®) program with a Sporting designation in 2007. The Barbet Club of America has met the requirements of the Recognition of New Breeds Policy approved in January 2004 by the Board of Directors. Following a motion by Dr. Battaglia, seconded by Mr. Arnold, it was VOTED (unanimously) to advance the Barbet to the Miscellaneous Class effective January 1, 2017. The Barbet Club of America is designated as the Parent Club for the breed.

Congratulations to each and every one of the supporters of the Barbet in America. By joining the Barbet Club of America, registering your dogs with the AKC FSS, and competing in AKC events, you have brought our breed to this exciting level. Thank you!!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Miffy Best of Breed at Eukanuba

GCH Nodessa dal Podere Antico and Erica Sanden Cross with Judge Mareth Kipp after winning Best of Breed at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship in Orlando, FL. We are very appreciative of this honor for our sweet brown Dutch import with a full tail. Coupled with her Owner Handler Group 1 at Central Florida KC, Miffy's 2015 Eukanuba week was a dream come true.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Eukanuba/AKC National Championship Results

We are thrilled beyond words at our success in Florida last week. Our Barbet Solene won Best FSS at the Open Show under esteemed judge Pluis Davern, and Miffy the Spinone won the NOHS Sporting Group Thursday under Karen Hynek!! Show pictures to follow soon!!

Hickory Tavern Intl Intrigue CM
Winner of FSS Group, Orlando, FL

GCh Nodessa Dal Podere Antico
Winner of NOHS Sporting Group, Orlando, FL

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

AKC Dog Shows for the Barbet and other FSS Breeds

Last weekend we traveled to Baltimore, Maryland, to show at the American Kennel Club shows in Howard County. These were great shows for the FSS breeds as the shows were held concurrently with the regular AKC shows. Our rare breeds got lots of attention from the observers! We had fun with three of our puppies in the Puppy class, and Solene won Best of Breed. Both days she also won Group 2 in the FSS group. She earned the final points to complete her Certificate of Merit title with the AKC, and she is now the very first female Barbet to have a CM title. The other Barbet with CM titles are Stacy Able's Cinna and Solene's son, Micah.

Can Ch Hickory Tavern Intl Intrigue CM
Can Ch Neigenuveaux's Ermagarde x Bango du Pre de Redy
bred by Judy Descutner & Florence Erwin
Even more fun than any of this was sharing little Kate's first dog show weekend with her and her family. Her puppy Fia behaved beautifully, and no one watching would ever have guessed that this was Kate's first show. She'd never even been to a show just to watch!  Her poise in the ring proves that she has a wonderful future ahead of her with competitive dog events. She took great care of the puppies that she showed and they looked wonderful!
Kate & Kit in for Best of Breed
Kate & Fia on the down & back
Kate and her proud Dad
Kate & Fia
Congratulations, Kate!