I’ll be the first to tell you, I’m not a great dog handler. I try my best but our dogs are lovable goofballs with me in the ring. We are taking handling classes at www.iotc.info/ which is helping!
It was as a great surprise Mr. Quinn earned a Best of Misc, with me, at the Mid Kentucky Kennel Club Dog AKC Show on Thursday March 16th, 2017. Outdoors Durango (aka Quinn) is from Astrid Singer in the Netherlands and we are very thankful to have him. He lives 10 minutes away from us with Susan Connor and four king Charles Cavaliers. Quinn competed with seven other dogs in the Misc category.
Fun times were had at the Indy winter classic show February 9-12th, 2017! Barb Lentz Gresham won Best of Breed and Best of Misc with Ckc Gr Ch Ginkgo de Isis Fiona on Thursday February 9th under judge Dana Cline. Outdoors Durango aka Quinn, from Astrid Vonck Singer in the Netherlands, won best of breed Friday with judge David Anthony, Saturday with judge Nancy Bodine, and Sunday with judge Deborah Anthony. Gaia earned her first AKC point on Saturday as well! Last but not least Biscay Water Dogs Astrid Biscay’s Prized Diamond earned her first point on Saturday with a Best of Opposite!
A huge congratulations to Barb Gresham and Ellen Rich who have Ginkgo sisters! Both have earned Best in Misc with their Barbet girls!!!
On January 28th Ginkgo de Isis Flora Ethelred won Best in Misc in the Greater Gainesville with judge Fred G Ferris. Flora also won a Best in Misc on January 29th at the Fort Meyers show under judge Barbara Dempsey Alderman. The Agent/Handler was Cassandra Carpenter.
On February 9th, 2017 Barb Greshman with CKC Gr Ch Ginkgo de Isis Fiona won a Best of Misc on at the Central Indiana KC under judge Dana Cline.
Yesterday we received Allora (CKC CH Kiki Von der Leibrucke)’s CKC championship papers. We were not entirely sure she fully champed as we were at exactly 10 points, but she did and we are happy to share the news. She earned all of her points in just two weeks of CKC shows. I handled her almost the entire time. I am super thankful to Amelia Ballak and Barb Gresham who helped out when needed as I was unable to show all three girls at the same time!
Being Allora loves people, we will start doing some therapy and rally classes this winter. We hope to take her to some AKC FSS shows in 2017/18 as well.
This summer was a blur of weddings and work but we managed to sneak away for a week for a few CKC shows. During these shows, our beloved Gaia was able to earn her CKC championship! She had earned 5 points during the summer of 2015 and finished up this year. She also earned some Grand Championship points which we was an added bonus. We are super thankful to Ivan Fabina and Barb Gresham for helping handle Gaia on most days as I was handling Allora. Our next steps with Gaia will be to take her to Rally and Therapy classes.
We are pleased and proud to announce that Ginkgo de Isis Fiona born April 7th, 2014 to CKC Ch Treasure’s Biscay’s Sapphire RN x CH CA CGN Cinna di Barbochos de Prouvenco Cinna CM CGC Thd is a NEW Canadian Kennel Club GRAND Champion!!
Fiona’s owner, Barb, was with her every step of the way. They both took the show ring and did our breed proud. Kudos to the pair! We couldn’t ask for better Ginkgo families for our grand puppies! Fiona followed her older sister CKC Ch Ginkgo de Treasures Daytona who also earned her CKC Grand Championship earlier this year.
Here are her CKC Champion and Grand Champion Photos!!
We are proud to share a video of one of Cliff’s first water retrieves. His owners Brad and Emma have been doing retrieving training throughout his puppy hood. Kudos to Cliff and his family! Keep up the great work!
Cliff (aka Jett) is from our fall 2015 litter from CKC Ch Cinna Di Barbochos Reiau Prouvenco CM THD CGC x CKC Ch Ginkgo de Cleo Carolina.
Paula with Biscay Water Dogs over the weekend completed Ginkgo de Treasures Daytona’s CKC Grand Championship! Daytona is our first Ginkgo grand puppy to earn such a title. A huge congrats and thanks to Paula for all her hard work in showing Daytona!
After 60+ therapy dog visits, including our training visits at the assistant living home, Cinna earned his THD (Therapy Dog) title with the AKC. His new official name is: CKC Ch. Cinna Di Barbochos Reiau Prouvenco CM THD CGC.
Since our therapy dog organization Love on a Leash offers a plethora of visit options, we had to painstakingly document each location which was well worth it! We are going to take a bit of a summer break (aka wedding photographer season begins for me this weekend) and get back to it this fall!
I can’t begin to describe how enamored I am with our Ginkgo K Barbet puppies. They are 5 weeks old today. Time always passes too quickly when puppies are around. We have been having a grand time watching this pack experience the world. One even brought back a tiny ball today!
Here is a portrait I took of them a few days back. It is a dramatic lighting set up as I was testing studio lighting set ups. I love the highlights that wrap around the puppies showing their coat texture.