Monday, January 23, 2017

Congratulations to Barbet Addie and Michele!

It's so much fun when our puppy owners tell us about their new achievements with their beautiful Barbet. Last night, Michele let me know about Addie's exciting AKC Rally weekend. In the first rally trials ever for both of them, Michele and Addie earned the title of Rally Novice at the Atlantic Ocean Classic in Wildwood, NJ. Addie also placed high in the classes! We are so proud! Addie is almost two years old and is from our Nessa (Nuphar's Gift-Wrapped), sired by Murdoch (Can Gr Ch Ex Flacon d'Paris of Neigenuveaux). This litter was born on April Fools Day and all of the puppies have 'Fool' in their names :)

Congratulations to Hickory Tavern Fools Gold RN CGC and owner Michele Henry!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Visit Us At Meet the Breeds

February 11 we will be in New York City for the AKC's popular Meet the Breeds, held immediately before the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. This is always a fun day, filled with dog lovers who are anxious to meet new breeds and visit with old favorites. A hands on event, Meet the Breeds gives visitors a great opportunity to speak with owners and learn what each breed is really like. For more information, see AKC's Meet the Breeds page.

Marlee Meets A New Friend

The New York Crowd Is Almost Overwhelming

A Rare Quiet Moment for Marlee

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Barbet Now At Regular AKC Shows!

Leslie introduces Micah to a new friend
Micah, Can Ch Hickory Tavern Secret Liaison CM, won Best in Miscellaneous last weekend in Tallmadge, OH, during the very first weekend that Barbet were shown in AKC Miscellaneous. Thanks to judge Bill Sahloff. We are so proud of Micah and the wonderful home given to him by owners Leslie Woodward and Lynn Vogt-Kinsey. Micah is Marlee's big brother, and he is a sweetheart. Sister Meg just had her first litter of puppies in Wisconsin. This litter of Bosch x Solene just keeps getting better.

AKC National Championship Wrap-Up

Second Place for the Barbet booth in Orlando
AJ Arapovic, Judy Descutner, Lynn Byfield, Barb Gresham

Marlee winning Group 2 in Orlando

Our last show of the year was so much fun.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Aquila Hits the Show Ring

Aquila (Hickory Tavern Wishes Come True) got to try out being a show dog today! He is one of the pretty puppies from Solene's litter sired by Thibault. Just 10 months old, Aquila had a wonderful time in the ring with his owner, Krissy. The American Barbet are lucky to have the world of AKC shows open to them now through the Miscellaneous Group!