Monday, March 26, 2018

Barbet Flynn is Two Today!

Happy birthday to this beautiful little lady! Flynn and her siblings Seven, Penny, Aquila, Penn, Hamish, and Willow are two years old today. These pups have the most wonderful temperaments - outgoing, confident, and fun! Thanks to Anne Plomp and Marian Vos for sharing Thibault with us for Solene's second litter. We are so very pleased with how Flynn is growing up. She's delightful!
Hickory Tavern Wish Upon A Star CM - Flynn 
(Nuphar's Four Leaf Clover x Can Ch Hickory Tavern Intl Intrigue CM)

Very proud of Flynn's Best in Miscellaneous win last weekend in Louisville, KY, under Bill Shelton 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Solene is #1 Barbet in UKC for 2017

With her Best in Show win at the United Barbet Club Specialty, Solene sealed her position as the #1 Barbet in UKC for 2017. Her half sister Alainn, Hickory Tavern Finally Friday, was just one point behind in the standings. Alainn is owned by Lynn Vogt-Kinsey and Leslie Woodward. We're proud of our girls! As the #1 Barbet, Solene received her invitation to compete in the UKC Top Ten show this June in Kalamazoo. 

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Roger's First AKC Points

Roger won his first points this past weekend in Tallmadge, OH at the Barkarita dog shows. Thanks to judge Joan Luna Liebes for such a pleasant show experience.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Starting Your Puppy the Wildrose Way

My son Sam has a field-bred Labrador who he is currently training and I bought him the book Sporting Dog and Retriever Training The Wildrose Way: Raising a Gentleman's Gundog for Home and Field for Christmas. Wildrose has a big program in the retrieving world and although the gundogs are not my primary focus, I have a huge appreciation for the work that they do. Much of the basic training that Wildrose covers can apply beautifully to a well-raised Barbet puppy. I highly recommend this book. Wildrose also has a new line of short puppy training videos, with another released each week, added to their extensive video library. Check out these links for a great perspective on raising a well-mannered sporting dog.