Monday, October 23, 2017

Incredible Roger Wins 3 Best Puppy in Show!!

We have had an unbelievable weekend with little Roger. On Friday he won Best in Show at the Upper Potomac Valley KC in Cumberland, MD under judge Faye Zahorchak, then on Saturday he won Best in Show in a huge puppy show in Wilmington, Ohio under judge Wendy Willhauck! In his first 3 shows, he won 3 Best Puppy in Show awards! He also won his Certificate of Merit from the 4-6 month classes. What a thrill! Roger's baby puppy career is now over and we will be training for his debut in the 6-9 puppy classes in Florida. 

Heronsway Run for the Roses at Hickory Tavern CM

GCHS CH Nchanted Concerto x Ch Heronsway Younger Than Springtime

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

New Homes for Puppies!

Hickory Tavern Full Throttle

Our wonderful and lively Margot has gone to live just 20 minutes from us with her new family, Steve and Maggie. Now called Josie, we have a special fondness for this clever and bold girl. We are really looking forward to seeing what her future brings.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Barbet Family Successes

In the past 8 years, we've made so much progress with our Barbet. Breeding Claire (Neigenuveaux's Ermagarde) to Bango du Pre de Redy gave us the wonderful Solene (Hickory Tavern Intl Intrigue CM), who became the first female AKC CM winning Barbet. Her son Micah (HT Secret Liaison CM) was the first American bred Barbet to win a CM, Marlee (HT Secret Entourage CM3) the first to go beyond a CM with her CM3, and today Meg (HT Secret Garden CM) finished her CM with 3 Best in Open Show awards. To have Mama Solene and 3 of her kids in the first 10 Barbet recognized by the AKC for their Certificates of Merit has me feeling very grateful for the wonderful people I've shared this breed with. Thanks to Anne Plomp, Renate Zuber Morgenthaler, and Margrit Zbinden for getting us started with Bango, and to Lynn Vogt-Kinsey and Leslie Woodward for always presenting Meg and Micah so beautifully. This litter was sired by Bosch (Neigenuveaux's Gambit), and his contribution is invaluable. We only wish that Francois Menard was here to see this, as we know he would have been so proud. Here's to the future of the Barbet in America!