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.
Then here are their individual portraits…
On the evening on Thursday March 3rd, 2016, we welcomes 8 new Barbet into the world! The parents are CKC Ch. Ginkgo de Cleo Ellis NA (Ellie) and CKC Ch. Barbochos Rick’s (Theo). There are 4 females and 4 males. Most are black but there are 2 brown males. All are spoken for. Their “K” kennel names and color ribbons will be coming soon! First time mom, Ellie, and pups are doing very well!
In early February I headed to New York City to partake in the Meet the Breeds at Westminster with the Barbet Club of America. Dena and Nick, the owners of Ginkgo de Isis Indigo (Indy) graciously let me stay with them and borrow their well mannered Barbet pup Indy for the show. Check out the Barbet Club of America’s facebook to see photos of that event.
Since Dena posts many gorgeous sunrise images on her instagram account: Pet Rivals,I knew there was a great photo opportunity to be had!
That morning, despite the -10 wind chill, Dena and I took Indy outside for some sunrise Barbet portraits. A duck was loitering for bread crumbs and Indy went after the fowl. Even though Indy was going to be at the Meet the Breeds in a few hours, I was beyond excited to see her natural instinct at play. The resulting photos are some of my all time favorite Barbet images, too!
Indy is from our Summer 2015 CKC Ch. Treasures Biscay’s Sapphire RN x CKC CH Quaciendas Thunus Georgii “I” litter.
This past weekend we took a mini road trip to Champaign, Illinois to have a puppy play date. Left to right: Ivory (2015 summer Isis x George litter), Gaia (2014 fall Cleo x George litter), Cinna (from France), Allora (from the Netherlands), and Chester (Jupitor from J 2015 fall Carolina x Cinna litter).
It is very interesting to see the similarities as well as differences of them all. Thank you Susan for having us all visit!
A very happy 1st Birthday to our handsome H boys Hudson and Huron. Now Gawain and Harrie, the two are great examples of the breed. They are very smart and kind Barbet males.
Thank you Paula / Biscay Water Dogs for letting us use the very special Ursus to sire this litter!
Although a few weeks behind, we hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season.
Love, Stacy + Walter and the two new kids on the block Quinn and Alora.
I’m super proud to share CKC CH. Ginkgo de Teacleopatra Ellis NA has earned her Novice Agility title! This makes her the second Barbet to earn the Novice Agility Title in America and the first female Barbet to earn this title. Lynn Parker has been training Ellie for years and we are super proud of their achievement together. We love to see how multi talented the Barbet breed is!