Congrats to CH Ginkgo de Amelia Bric Anum Chara on his Best in Show

Congratulations to CH Ginkgo de Amelia Bric Anum Chara on his Best in Show at the United Barbet Kennel Club UKC 2014 Premier Specialty. Bric is owned by Lynn Vogt-Kinsey and Leslie Woodward and is the offspring of Ginkgo de Xelaju Amelia (aka Lia) and Sir Duke Biscay’s Royal Ruby aka Jacques. Handled by Leslie, Bric came from the Champion class. The Reserve Champion went to CH Nuphar’s Gift Wrapped to HTF, owned and shown by Judy Descutner. Best Male and RBIS was won by Poppenspalers Ichiban, owned by Florence Erwin and Veronica Matthews, and shown by Veronica. Judge: Sharon Griffin.

bric and leslie

CH Ginkgo de Amelia Bric Anum Chara, Best in Show at our 2014 Premier Specialty

We wish we could have attended. Hopefully next year. Congrats to all participants for participating.

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Cinna x Isis “F” pack Barbet puppies at 8 weeks of age

It’s been a hectic few weeks. We bought a new house in Indianapolis, moved with the puppies, and wedding season started. I can’t recommend anyone undertake all of that at once. However, the new home is much closer to the airport; therefore, much easier for puppy families to pick up their Barbet puppies. So, it all works out in the end.

The pups from this litter went to: New York City, Twin Cities, Detroit suburbs, San Francisco area, Zionsville Indiana, Palm Beach Gardens Florida, Wilson North Carolina, and Brwn Mawr Pennsylvania.

Here are their photos from right before they went home. In my next post I’ll share their images with their new families.

Starting out with a Barbet yawn from Finn:

puppy yawn-- finn
Fae aka Scout


Florin aka Fiona

Fenway aka Indi

Fulton aka Fin

Felicity aka Piper

Flora

Firenze aka Charity

Falcon

Finn

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Cinna and Isis’s Barbet puppies at 5 weeks of age

Cinna and Isis’s Barbet puppies are 5 weeks of age now and full of life. They seem to be doubling in size every week now. Luckily, Walter has returned from his voluntourism trip, and is helping me with the rambunctious pack. Here are some updated photos of our pack of 9.

















 

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AKC FSS GBGVCA Open Show in Kanses City Missouri- Official Photos

Official show photos have come back from the The Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen Club of America four AKC Open Shows, for all AKC Miscellaneous and Foundation Stock Service Breeds. The show was held March 13 -16, 20 in Kansas City Missouri.

Barbet Show AKC FSS PhotoI am SO very proud of Lynn with Ellie. This was Lynn’s first time handling and the team did magnificent together. By day 4 they both looked fantastic out there. Kudos to you Lynn (and Thank you!).

Barbet Show AKC FSS Photo

Here I am above with Cinna. He was such a rock and therapy dog for me that week as my father had passed away suddenly. Barbet are so wonderful in times of grief as they really understand what the human needs. Of course I am proud of his wins but I’m more thankful to have him as my best friend.

Special thanks to Paula/Dave/Lynn in traveling from Detroit and outer Toronto area to attend this great show. Also in putting up with me!

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Barbet Puppies: Isis and Cinna’s pups at 4 weeks of age

Time is flying by as it always does watching puppies grow into little dogs. Isis and Cinna’s Barbet puppies are now 4 weeks old and full of life. They wake up wide eyed and ready to play. Teeth are starting to come in, so soon we will be giving them puppy mosh.

Here are their 4 week photos. No easy task, as my photo assistant, Walter, is away in Guatemala.









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Happy Birthday to Ginkgo de Cleo’s “E” Litter

One year ago we welcomed Cleo’s second litter into the world. It was quite the litter being we had used Chouffe, a dutch male, as the sire.  To my knowledge, everyone is doing well and I hope to post updated litter photos of them all shortly.
Cleo "E" litter | Barbet Puppies by Stacy Able Photography

Here is Essie enjoying her 1st birthday at the lake:

Barbet dog photo

Handsome brother Webster with his birthday hat:Barbet Webster

Lucy strutting her stuff:

barbet in america :lucy

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Ginkgo de Isis F Litter now have their kennel names

Our Ginkgo “F” kennel names have been assigned to Cinna x Isis’s litter born April 7th, 2014. Without further ado, we are happy to introduce:: Finn, Felicity, falcon, fenway, firenze, flora, Fulton, fae, & florin. Our theme as always are places from literary and actual cities, states, etc.

Barbet puppies in America

American barbet puppies F litter

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Barbet Puppies Have Arrived!

Cinna and Isis’s Barbet Puppies have arrived! They were born April 7th from 5am to 2pm. In total we have 9 Barbet puppies with 5 girls (4 brown, 1 black) and 4 boys (2 brown, 2 black). Everyone is doing well and gaining weight nicely. Isis is being such a wonderful mom with natural instincts kicking in like we’ve never seen before in her. Below are photos taken when the pups were 2 days of age.











All of the puppies are spoken for. Check back soon for more photos!

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Barbet participate in AKC FSS GBGVCA Open Show in Kanses City Missouri

What a fun and interesting weekend we had in Kansas City, Missouri as part of The Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen Club of America four AKC Open Shows, for all AKC Miscellaneous and Foundation Stock Service Breeds. The show was held March 13 -16, 2014 in conjunction with the Heart of America Clusters part of the Heart of the America Kennel Club, INC.

Cinna, Disco, Cara, Daytona and Ellie were all entered in the AKC FSS Open shows held by the GBVB Club of America. Paula with Biscay Water Dogs traveled 15+ hours to attend. Lynn Parker with Gingko de Cleo Ellis (Ellie) traveled 12+ hours from Detroit as well. It was Lynn’s first time handling, too and I’m very proud of her and Ellie.

All 4 days, Cinna won Best of Breed, and 2 of those days he went on to win Best of FSS and placed 2nd in Group overall. I handled Cinna and Cara and gained a bit more confidence in handling at shows but still have a long way to go.

Cara won BOS day 1, Daytona won BOS day 2 and 3, and Ellie won BOS day 4.

It was a great time learning and taking part in this show as everyone at the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen Club of America were so helpful and nice. Not to mention the weather was wonderful too!

Barbet French Water Dog AKC FSS Open Show

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Barbet French Water Dog AKC FSS Open Show

 

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Barbet puppies make canvas art

Last summer, Can CH Teacleopatra Biscay’s Sapphire (aka Cleo) and Quaciendas Chouffe Cristaline produced an across the ocean litter of 8 Barbet puppies born May 6th, 2013. Throughout our 10 years of Barbet adventures, I have tried to creatively capture the puppies and adults dogs personalities on film. However, this batch of Barbet puppies, in addition to taking their weekly portraits,  we decided to let the puppies create their own paw print art.

With help of Audra and Leah, the Barbet puppy canvas art came alive. We started with each puppy, cleaning their paws, and trimming their toe/paw hair to get a clean paw print. Then, we used child safe paint, carefully painted the puppies paws, and let the fun begin.

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