Tracey has been such an amazing Barbet owner/member of our “Ginkgo” family. From our first conversations, she said she would be the first to title a Barbet in Agility in the AKC and a few years later, she accomplished her goal. I couldn’t be more proud of the two and can not wait to attend (and photograph!) a match in the winter. Eli is the first of our offspring to have titled in a non conformation show. His sister, Ellie, is sure to follow Eli’s paw prints in 2015 as Lynn has been working hard in training with Ellie in Rally and Agility. I’m so so proud of our “E” litter!
From Owner Tracey: “Our Boy Gingko De Cleo Easton “Eli” an offspring of Cleo & Chouffe started his agility and obedience training early (around 9 weeks old to be exact) has been progressing very nicely to say the least. Eli has just completed his Novice Jumpers with Weaves and his Novice Standard titles in record time. He has also completed a leg for each of his Open titles. All of which has been accomplished at a mere 17 months old! Not bad considering he couldn’t actually start competing until he was 15 months old. Near as we can tell, Eli is the first Barbet to not only compete in an AKC agility event but also to earn an agility title! Interest in Eli and this wonderful breed continues with each outing. We simply cannot thank Stacy and Walter enough for their confidence and support in entrusting us with this beautiful boy!”
photo credit: springfield photography