Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Solene's puppies are almost here!

With a week to go, our sweet Solene is really showing her pregnancy. Her belly is huge and she looks like she'll be giving birth any minute! At this point, we just hope for a safe delivery for the babies and Solene. She still feels great and enjoys her time outside. Only a few more days until we meet her Pascal pups! This will be Solene's final litter. Her other two litters have produced beautiful puppies with special personalities and we're excited to learn what this litter brings us!

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Flynn Receives Her NADD Dock Diving Invitation!

Flynn got mail yesterday -- her formal invitation to the NADD Dock Diving National Championships! We are so excited that she'll be participating in Orlando. Good girl Flynn! 2018 is the first year that a Barbet will compete in Orlando. Best of luck to Flynn and Astrid!

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Recent Dog Show Photos and Ads

Canine Chronicle Nov/Dec

Roger winning a 4 point major under Rita Biddle Esq in Wilmington, OH 

Dana winning Best in Open Show in West Friendship, MD under judge Priscilla Gabosch. This win finished her Certificate of Merit title.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Barbet Grooming Chart

Often I am contacted by groomers who wonder just how the Barbet is to be trimmed. I created this drawing to help but over the years I've found that hand scissoring is the only way to achieve the correct coat on the Barbet. Longer on the top of the head, shorter on the neck and back, long on the legs, shorter on the belly...it's been a lot of trial and error to come up with the trim that I'm happy with on my dogs but I do feel like my dogs are now consistently presented with an easy and attractive cut.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Dana Wins Two Bests in Show!

Hickory Tavern Former Child Star CM

Dana hit so many milestones this week. She won Best in Show at both FSS Shows in West Friendship, Maryland to finish her Certificate of Merit title in three short weeks from the puppy class!  We are so proud that Dana is our tenth homebred CM winner and is also the third generation of CM dogs that we have bred. We are really excited about the future of our Barbet.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Roger's PWCCA National Win Pics

We are still over the moon with Roger's results at the Pembroke Welsh Corgi National Specialty. He won both his Regular and Sweeps classes, plus Best of Opposite in Sweeps! Our sincere thanks to judges Andrew Carter and Shannon Stone and our forever gratitude to legendary breeder Anne Bowes of Heronsway Corgi fame for sharing Roger with us.

Heronsway Run for the Roses at Hickory Tavern

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Pembroke Welsh Corgi National Specialty 2018

A national specialty is such a wonderful event. An entire week where the spotlight is on the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is heaven! This year we were so fortunate that the PWC National was held in Wilmington, Ohio at the spacious Roberts Centre. We were able to squeeze it in between dog show weekends for Dana and Beth and picking up Russell from Justin at the Wine Country shows in Romulus, NY.

Our handsome puppy Roger started with a bang by winning his Sweepstakes class in a large entry that was judged by Shannon Stone. Shown by his breeder Anne Bowes, Roger then went on to Best of Opposite in Sweeps! Roger had not seen Anne since December, but his little butt never stopped wiggling for her!

Heronsway Run for the Roses at Hickory Tavern

First, 15-18 Month Dogs

Best of Opposite, PWCCA Sweepstakes!
The next day, Roger showed in the regular 15-18 dog class and again he placed first under judge Andrew Carter of Saddle Lane! It was so much fun to watch him out in the ring with Anne. Truly we are fortunate for her to have shared Roger with us. Thank you, Anne!

Anne & Roger, 1st in Regular 15-18 Dogs

Anne making Roger look great!

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Barbet Puppies on the Way!

We are so pleased that after missing on the last two attempts, Solene is now safely in whelp to Pascal. These two beautiful Barbet met up in Arlington, VA in early September and Solene is now carrying a large litter. Our fingers and toes are crossed that everything goes well!

Litter Pedigree: https://pawpeds.com/db/?a=p&ids=3:1061709;2:1113310&g=4&p=bar&o=ajgrep

Pascal. Yes, he really does have a black dot on his tongue!