Gaia in Therapy Dog Training

This year has been non stop. Between photographing a story for the New York Times, traveling to Guatemala, Canada, California, Washington State and countless other work adventures, we are finally getting a chance to to take a breath and catch up.

While we have a little down time, we have started training Gaia in a therapy dog class following Love on a Leash‘s guidelines. She passed her Canine Good Citizen earlier in the year and hopefully by the end of 2017 she will be doing visits at Eskenazi hospital. I could not be more proud of her as she is following in the foot steps of her service dog mother, Cleo. We are so impressed with her jovial, happy, and loving attitude towards everyone she meets. Below are a few photos of her while she helped scope out locations while I was working on the NYT piece.Barbet Gaia American Barbet French Water Dog Gaia

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Ginkgo Sisters earn their AKC Certificate of Merits

A huge congratulations to Barb Gresham’s Fiona and Ellen Rich’s Flora! Both CKC Gr. Ch Ginkgo de Isis Fiona CGN CM and Ginkgo de Isis Flora Ethelred CM have earned their American Kennel Club Certificate of Merit. These two beauties are littermates from our 2014 Isis x Cinna litter. Fiona was handled by Barb Gresham and Flora was handled by Cassandra Carpenter. We could not be more proud of both girls’ achievements.

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Happy 10th Birthday to Barbet Cinna

HAPPY 10TH BIRTHDAY to the best dog I’ll ever be graced to have in my life: Cinna! Also happy birthday to his siblings that I know: Cigayle, Cythere, Cid, Cybelle (and the siblings I don’t know). Cinna was from the last litter bred by Madame Petre under the Barbochos Reiau de Prouvenco kennel name. I love you so much buddy!

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Barbet Quinn earns his AKC CM

We are super proud to share that Outdoors Durango (aka Quinn) has earned his Certificate of Merit (CM) with the American Kennel Club! Thank you Astrid from the Outdoors Kennel in the Netherlands for trusting us with this beautiful, happy, and goofy guy! He is our second Barbet to earn the AKC CM. I handled Quinn for most shows which was a learning experience for us both as Quinn is a goofy teenager right now! A huge thanks to handler Nicole Denny who handled him on the last weekend of shows as I was photographing weddings.

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Barbet Hunting: Cliff

Below are a few amazing photos of Ginkgo de Carolina Jett (Cliff) helping retrieve birds during a winter hunt. His canine parents are the lovely CKC CH. Ginkgo de Cleo Carolina and CKC CH. Cinna Di Barbochos Reaiu De Prouvenco CM CGN CGC THD.  He certainly gets his instinct from his aunt, Bibiche.

We are always SO thrilled and proud when our Ginkgo families train and work with their Barbet. From hunting, therapy, to agility, Barbet love to get out there and work with their families!
barbet cliff hunting photoThank you Brad and Emma for taking such good care of Ginkgo de Carolina Jett (Cliff)! We could not be more proud of him!

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Barbet Georgia earns a qualifying score in Obedience and Rally

Barbet Ginkgo de Cleo Georgia earned her first AKC qualifying scores for obedience and Rally this past weekend!!!

Jean Nelson and Georgia attended the Greater Racine Kennel Club Obedience Trial on March 25 – 26, 2017. The Rally judge was Janice Tesch. The obedience judge was Anna Lorenz. In Georgia’s second obedience run she took second place; the other two she qualified!

Georgia is from our fall 2014 CKC CH. Quaciendas Thunus Georgii x CKC CH. TeaCleoPatra Biscay’s Sapphire CGC (Cleo) litter.

Congrats to Jean and Georgia on their earning qualifying AKC Rally and Obedience scores!

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Barbet Ellie Titles in Agility!!!

A huge congrats to Lynn and Barbet Ellie (CKC Ch. Ginkgo de Cleo Ellis NA NAJ) on her “Q’s” (qualifying score) and new NAJ (Novice Agility Jumper) title this past weekend. They were entered at the Sunflower Kennel Club of Olathe, KS at the All Star Dog Sports in Blue Springs, MO.

On Friday Ellie earned a 3rd place Q in open standard as well as her 3rd place Q in Novice JWW (Jumpers with weaves) which earned her a NAJ title! They placed under Judge Candy Nettles.

On Sunday, Ellie and Lynn earned a Open Standard Q 2nd place!

We couldn’t be more proud of Ellie and Lynn!!

To watch Ellie’s JWW run check her out on youtube:

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Barbet Quinn earns his first Best in Misc!

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.

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Indy Winter Classic AKC Results with Fiona, Astrid, Piper, and Quinn

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!

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Best in Misc for Ginkgo Sisters!

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. Flora best of Misc Barbet Flora best of Misc Barbet AKC

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.

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Kudos girls! We couldn’t be more proud of you!

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