Yesterday we received Allora (CKC CH Kiki Von der Leibrucke)’s CKC championship papers. We were not entirely sure she fully champed as we were at exactly 10 points, but she did and we are happy to share the news. She earned all of her points in just two weeks of CKC shows. I handled her almost the entire time. I am super thankful to Amelia Ballak and Barb Gresham who helped out when needed as I was unable to show all three girls at the same time!
Being Allora loves people, we will start doing some therapy and rally classes this winter. We hope to take her to some AKC FSS shows in 2017/18 as well.
This summer was a blur of weddings and work but we managed to sneak away for a week for a few CKC shows. During these shows, our beloved Gaia was able to earn her CKC championship! She had earned 5 points during the summer of 2015 and finished up this year. She also earned some Grand Championship points which we was an added bonus. We are super thankful to Ivan Fabina and Barb Gresham for helping handle Gaia on most days as I was handling Allora. Our next steps with Gaia will be to take her to Rally and Therapy classes.
We are pleased and proud to announce that Ginkgo de Isis Fiona born April 7th, 2014 to CKC Ch Treasure’s Biscay’s Sapphire RN x CH CA CGN Cinna di Barbochos de Prouvenco Cinna CM CGC Thd is a NEW Canadian Kennel Club GRAND Champion!!
Fiona’s owner, Barb, was with her every step of the way. They both took the show ring and did our breed proud. Kudos to the pair! We couldn’t ask for better Ginkgo families for our grand puppies! Fiona followed her older sister CKC Ch Ginkgo de Treasures Daytona who also earned her CKC Grand Championship earlier this year.
Here are her CKC Champion and Grand Champion Photos!!
We are proud to share a video of one of Cliff’s first water retrieves. His owners Brad and Emma have been doing retrieving training throughout his puppy hood. Kudos to Cliff and his family! Keep up the great work!
Cliff (aka Jett) is from our fall 2015 litter from CKC Ch Cinna Di Barbochos Reiau Prouvenco CM THD CGC x CKC Ch Ginkgo de Cleo Carolina.
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.
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!