Barbet Lucy is living the good life in San Diego California. Like her brother, Eli, her owners report she is very athletic. They sent updated photos and being it is Halloween, she is appropriately dressed as a pumpkin. Hopefully she will get to trick or treat with her mini humans.
Barbet Eli, formerly Easton, is from our May 2013 Cleo and Chouffe litter. Eli is nearing 6 months of age and his owner, Tracey, has been taking him along with his dog sibling Jack to agility classes. Tracey reports “He’s the most advanced puppy in his class. Doing really well in obedience and agility.”
Check out Eli at work in agility class below. You can see in the images how happy Eli is which shows how much the Barbet love to learn and work.
Quaciendas Thunus Georgii, or Georgii to his family, is doing very well living in Alexandria, Virginia. This past weekend we had the opportunity to spend a few days with he and his humans as we were photographing a wedding in Washington DC. While there, I took some photos of Georgii, who is quite the diligent retriever. We look forward to bringing him to shows this winter in Canada.
Little Pierre, formerly Emrey, has a wonderful family in Oklahoma. His petite human owner even wrote a story about him which you can see above and her parents kindly let me share it with you. Enjoy!
In late July, Walter and I traveled with 3 Barbet pups in tow whom were going to their families on the east coast. Another item on our agenda was to partake in a AKC FSS Open show in Stafford, Virginia. There was an impressive entry of 7 Barbet whom competed in 5 AKC FSS/Misc shows. Two who participated, Taylor with Barbet Dawson, and my sister in law Nancy with Thunus were first timers to AKC Dog shows. I’m extremely proud of them as they each took turns handling their Barbet in the ring.
I showed Thunus, Isis, and Disco at various times and worked on improving my handling skills. Isis even won Best of Breed and Group three. The photos below were taken by Walter. Enjoy!
Congratulations to all who participated! Special thanks to The Barbet Club of America whom graciously sponsored the rosettes and trophies.
This past weekend was my local Kennel Club of Columbus Indiana AKC Show. I ring stewarded Sunday morning as well as entered Barbet Isis in the afternoon Rally Novice A. Isis and I earned second place with a score of 84 which is her second qualifying score. As always I was nervous but my training class and trainer were ring stewarding so it was wonderful to have a cheering section.
The judge commented on how happy Isis was during the competition. Through the course, Isis continuously wagged her tail and really enjoys having a job. We plan on continuing in Rally this winter as my photography schedule slows down and allows me to go to dog shows. You can see Isis on the right with her new ribbons which is the “hold” command we are working on currently.
Barbet Carlos, who usually resides in Brooklyn NY and is a son of Cleo and Disco’s Thanksgiving 2011 litter, went on a summer vacation recently. While on break, he was able to get some swimming in alongside the family who was dog sitting him.
Wedding Season part II (fall) is in full swing and so it goes that my American Barbet blog suffers. Fortunately, I have a great update video from a Barbet family in the midwest who owns Pierre (formerly Emrey). Piper, a golden retriever, is Pierre’s doggy sibling and at first wasn’t too sure what to do with the little ball of fluff. In a few short weeks she’s taken to him and you can see in the video below the two playing together.
Thank you Knudtson for sharing this video and keeping us updated on our grand pup Pierre.
This past weekend we had a special visitor, Maggie (aka Ginkgo de Isis Denver) whose family visits Indianapolis every summer. It was wonderful to catch up with her human family. They shared Maggie is a wonderful family dog, and was a wonderful temperament placement with them. She’s a sweetheart not to mention a wonderful retriever.
We were able to have Domino, who lives with Liz in Columbus Indiana, visit so the siblings could romp. Of course we had to get a family photo with mom Isis, dad Cinna, and siblings Domino and Maggie.
Meanwhile up in Wisconsin Ezzie, one of our Barbet puppies from our May 2013 Cleo x Chouffe litter, met up with her cousins Bric and Bella. Luckily there was a group photo, too!
Thank you to the Davis and Molenda families!
While we are in DC for a vacation of sorts, we brought along the last 3 Barbet puppies as it happens two will stay on the East Coast and one will head to California. The normal 10 hour drive turned into 16 as the puppies needed a break frequently. Raising these little balls of joy and fluff has been quite a joy. The cleaning can be tiring but that is a fraction of the laughs we incur due to their antics.
As each puppy left, I took a shot of them to document them as they left. Luckily the families have already given me updates on their progress in their new homes which helps us say goodbye knowing they are in such good hands. As the families send updates, I’ll post how they progress into adult dog hood.