Our Barbet

CKC CH. Cinna Di Barbochos Reaiu De Prouvenco CM CGN CGC: born June 17, 2007, Cinna was imported from France in spring 2008 from Breeder Mme Petre in Tarascon, France. While there we attended the Bourg en Bresse show where Cinna won best male puppy and lost best Barbet puppy to his sister, Cybelle. He is 1 of 8 puppies.

Cinna is registered with the SCC (French Kennel Club) with a 3 generation Export pedigree, as well as CKC, AKC FSS, and UKC registered. He is brown in colour that gets golden highlights during the summer and has amber eyes

He is a goofy, sweet, social male and the “Barbet Ambassador” for American Barbet. He is great with every visitor including the courier/postal service man.  When not greeting guests he likes to curl up at our feet.

Cinna is a registered therapy dog with Love on a Leash. He volunteers in Indianapolis with their Healing Paws chapter at primary schools and universities.

Nicknames: Cinna-mon, Cin
CERF: BA-EYE5/70M-VPI Normal
Height: 57.15 cm/22.5 inches
Weight: 24.94 kgs/55 lbs
Titles: CKC Champion, Canine Good Neighbor certificate, and Winter 2013 Canine Good Citizen!

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Ginkgo de Xelaju Amelia (Lia): born January 14, 2009 was born out of our own second litter and the moment she emerged we knew there was something special about her.  Daughter of our beloved Xela and Cinna she leads a charmed life.  Spoiled rotten, her one white paw and small stature have the uncanny ability to charm people (especially her humans)  and allow her to get away with anything.  She is 1 of 6 puppies.

She is exceptionally smart and driven.  She knows what she wants and expects her people to give it to her.  She exhibits creativity in her play and can be trouble maker but only if she deems in necessary.

She thinks she should be the head of the household and often takes on challenges that far exceed her size.  She likes to be in control and wants to be the one to approach new people.  When she knows you she will often greet you by wiggling her entire body across the distance between you before curling up in your arms.  I don’t know how she learned to do this but her preferred position is to lounge on the back of the couch often draping her legs over my shoulders. Lia is spayed and our beloved pet. We will continue to work on various training with her as she enjoys learning.

Nicknames: Lia, Princess Lia, Wiggles

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CKC CH. TeaCleoPatra Biscay’s Sapphire CGC (Cleo): born September 26, 2009 in Ontario, Canada was imported to America in winter of 2010 from Breeder Paula Ballak of Biscay Water Dogs. She is 1 of 10 puppies and sibling to Isis (see below). Cleo is registered with the CKC and AKC FSS. She was the only brown colored female in her litter and she has amber colored eyes.

She is a love bug, mellow, and happy girl. Cleo has retired from shows and is a full time PTSD service dog in Florida.

Her litters were the  Thanksgiving November 24th, 2011 “C” litter, the May 6th, 2013 “E” litter, and the October 19th, 2014 “G” litter.

Nicknames: Cleo, Baby bear
OVC: Normal Hips 0044300 and Elbows 0044300
CHIC: 88891
CERF: BA-EYE7/42F-VPI Normal
Height: 53.34 cm/21 inches
Weight: 20.41 kgs/45 lbs
Titles: CKC champion December 2013, CGC certificate.

AKC-BIS CKC CH. Treasures Biscay’s Sapphire RN (Isis): born September, 26., 2010 in Ontario, Canada was imported to America in winter of 2010 from Breeder Paula Ballak of Biscay Water Dogs. She is 1 of 10 puppies. Isis is registered with the CKC and AKC FSS. She is solid black in color and has brown eyes.

She is a very smart and driven girl. She excelled in Rally as well as retrieving various objects on land and water.  She earned her CKC championship in the Spring of 2013.  She also has been involved in Dock Dogs with her dad Anton, and cousin Finley. She was the first Barbet to earn a Best in Show at the Louisville AKC FSS Open Show. She is now retired and living back in her Canadian homeland.

Her litters were the June 7th, 2012 “D” litter, April 7th, 2014 “F” litter, and May 18th, 2015 “I” litter.

Nicknames: Icey, Ice cube
OVC: Normal Hips 0044300 and Elbows 0044300
CHIC: 88890
CERF: BA-EYE7/42F-VPI Normal
Height: 53.34 cm/21 inches
Weight: 20.86 kgs/46 lbs
Titles: CKC champion Spring 2013, Rally Novice Title (November 2013), and Dock Dogs Novice title.

CKC CH Ginkgo de Cleo Carolina: born November 24, 2011, Carolina was born in our home out of our own forth litter.  Daughter of our “Momma Bear” Teacleopatra Biscay’s Sapphire and Nelum-Himalis Disque d’Or She is 1 of 11 puppies. She was the pick of the litter and resides in Louisville with our friend Dianne.

Carolina’s litters were the January 17th, 2015 “H” litter, and the August 23rd, 2015 “J” litter.

Nicknames: Cara
OFA: Excellent BA-64E24F-VPI
Height: 21.5 inches 54cm
Weight: 46 pounds
Titles: CKC Champion summer 2014
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CKC CH. Quaciendas Thunus Georgii: born February 12, 2012, to breeders Alex and Greet in Holland of Quaciendas Kennel whom own Cinna’s sister, Cybelle. Thunus was 1 of 7 puppies. Thunus was imported by us, Stacy and Walter Able, in early April. He resides in Alexandria, Virginia with Walter’s sister, Nancy, who had owned Dyna. Thunus made his celebrity debut on the front page of the Wall Street Journal on 2012’s Memorial Day Weekend. He is a sweet, happy little guy who is super playful. His owners hope to pursue therapy dog work with him.

Nicknames: George
OFA: BA-74G28M-VPI Good
CERF: BA-EYE17/28M-VPI Normal
Height: 21.5 inches
Weight: 48 pounds
Titles: CKC Champion Summer 2014

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CKC CH Ginkgo de Cleo Ellis (Ellie): born May 6th, 2013, Ellie was one of our pups from the across the seas dutch sired litter.  Daughter of our beloved Teacleopatra Biscay’s Sapphire and Quaciendas Cristaline Chouffe She is 1 of the 8 puppies. She is the pick of the litter and lives with Lynn in Michigan. She is working towards her CKC and UKC titles. Eventually she may partake in agility competitions, too.

Nicknames: Ellie Belly
OFA: will be done in 2015
CERF: will be done in 2015
Height: 20 inches
Weight: 39 pounds
Titles: CKC Champion Summer 2014. Working towards titles in UKC, Agility, and Rally.

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CKC CH. Barbochos Rick’s (Theo): born July 30th, 2013, to breeder Jacques Cyr of Barbochos Tres Rivières in Quebec, Canada. Theo was one of 6 Barbet born to CH. Nelum-Himalis DISQUE D’OR CGN and Lola Montez. He was imported by Will Zollman to Indiana. We co-own Theo with Will whom resides in Indianapolis and also owns Ginkgo de Isis Derby from our 2012 litter. Theo is a smart, playful Barbet with natural bird retrieving instinct. His owner hopes to pursue hunting work with Theo.

Nicknames: Theo
OFA: BA-106G28M-VPI Good
CERF: BA-EYE57/28M-VPI Clear
Height: 23 inches or 58.4 2cm
Weight: 60 pounds or 27.2 kg
Titles: CKC Champion summer 2015

theo-webCKC CH. Ginkgo de Cleo Grantham Gaia CGN: born October 19th, 2014, Gaia is daughter of our beloved CKC Ch Teacleopatra Biscay’s Sapphire CGC and CKC Ch Quaciendas Thunus Georgii. She is 1 of 9 puppies. Lady Grantham, aka Gaia, is the pick of the litter. She earned her CKC championship in the summer of 2016. We hope to partake in agility, rally, and therapy dog work with Gaia as well.

Nicknames: Gaia the queen, Gaia bear
OFA Hips: BA-128G24F-PI GOOD
Height: 19.5 inches 49.53 cm
Weight: 38 pounds or 17.23 kg
Titles: She earned her first 2 CKC points in August 2015, She earned a Best of Winners on November 28th, at the Caledon CKC show. Gaia completed her CKC Championship in the summer of 2016 and is over halfway to her CKC grand championship!

barbet photo french water dogs american barbet breederZora Biscay’s Fairest D’Ginkgo: Zora Biscay’s Fairest D’Ginkgo: Zora aka Piper was born on June 22nd, 2015. She is a very special Barbet to us as she is the daughter of our CKC GR CH. Ginkgo de Treasures Daytona CGN, CGC. Daytona was from our summer 2012 “D” litter from our beloved Cinna and Isis (Treasures Biscay’s Sapphire). Zora’s litter was sired by the very special French/Finnish male Ursus Di Barbochos Reiau de Prouvenco. This is his last litter (he was 13 yrs old) and we are beyond thankful to Paula to carry on this important Barbet line.

Piper lives with a dear friend in Southern Indiana and visits often. She is a joyful, sweet, and smart girl,  like her mother and grandmother. We look forward to bringing Piper to CKC shows. Also we hope to have Piper follow in her mother Daytona and grandfather Cinna’s footsteps as a therapy dog.

OFA: will be done in summer 2017
CERF: will be done in summer 2017
Height: still growing
Weight: still growing
Titles: will be working towards CKC championship and Canine Good Neighbor + Canine Good Citizen.

barbet photo french water dogs american barbet breederOutdoors Durango (Quinn) : born July 4th, 2015, Quinn is handsome, happy fellow from breeder Astrid of Outdoors Kennel in the Netherlands. Quinn was 1 of 9 puppies. His parents are Outdoors Annelike-Rose and Compay II de la Serve de la Chapelle d’Alexandre. He and Allora were imported to America in late August 2015. Quinn resides in Indianapolis.

OFA: will be done in summer 2017
CERF: will be done in summer 2017
Height: 22.5 inches at the withers still growing
Weight: 56 pounds or 25.40 kg
Titles: will be working towards CKC championship


CKC CH. Kiki Von der Leibrücke (Allora): Allora was born on the same day as Quinn, on July 4th, 2015. She is a gorgeous pied female from breeders Henk and Walda of Von der Leibrücke in the Netherlands. Allora was 1 of 8 pied puppies. Her parents are Babaloo von der Leibrücke and Flintstone von der Leibrücke. Allora and Quinn were imported to America in late August 2015. These two were the first Pied Barbet to come to the States with Allora’s brother, Laffey, to soon follow to New York.

While visiting groomer and Barbet breeder Ezia in Italy, she would use the phrase Allora often. Walter and I both thought it would be a great dog name one day. Considering, Allora’s grandmother Cocolina is from an Ezia breeding it seemed all the more special to use something Italian. In researching Allora, the phrase means many things pending how it is used. The Florentine article  best describes the many uses of the phrase. One such description being:”…. allora served innumerable purposes. It was ‘let’s see now’ and ‘let’s get to the bottom of this.’ Allora was ‘what do you think?’ and ‘where do we go from here?’”.

OFA: will be done in summer 2017
CERF: will be done in summer 2017
Height: 20 inches or 50.8 cm
Weight: 42 pounds or 19.04 kg
Titles: Allora earned her CKC Championship in the summer of 2016!