Chihuahua Lola

It is with an extremely heavy heart to post that beloved little Chihuahua Lola has passed. She was my Clemson college dog, my travel buddy, snuggle champion, and had a huge personality. Her loss leaves a huge hole in my home and heart.

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Fall explorations with the Pied Barbet and Piper

Being originally from California, the change of seasons is still fascinating. This past week, since our J pack of puppies have gone to their new homes, we’ve been having lots of fun with our new Barbet pack members Quinn (Outdoors Durango), Allora (von der Leibrücke), and great grand puppy Piper (Zora Biscay’s Fairest D’Ginkgo).

Below are some photos of the three on adventures around Indianapolis. IMG_6851 IMG_7397 IMG_7444 IMG_7500 IMG_7510

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Happy Birthday Barbet G Litter

A very happy 1st Birthday to our CKC CH. Quaciendas Thunus Georgii x CKC CH TeaCleoPatra Biscay’s Sapphire (Cleo) litter born on October 19, 2014.Our “G” team litter consists of: Georgia, Henry, Indy, Maebel, Zelda, Atticus, Charles, Lily, and Gaia.

We are amused daily by Gaia whom we kept from the litter. Her quirks include, staring at squirrels for hours on end, she plays a mean game of frisbee, and she’ll put both paws on me when she feels I need a break form working. She has participated in some CKC shows this past summer and hopefully we continue in 2016.

We couldn’t be more thankful for their continued health and happiness. Here are some recent photos of our G pups.
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Away they go: Barbet puppies go to their new families

Having puppies is such a roller coaster of emotions for us. From our excitement to meet them when they are born, the worry we have about their growth and health, the laughter from their puppy antics, to the love we have for them is all so rewarding. To then bring this love to new families makes it all worthwhile.

This past weekend, our Ginkgo J pack went home with their new families. The smiles on the families faces melted our hearts and uplifted our spirits. We couldn’t be more thankful to add these new families to our Ginkgo Barbet pack.

This litter was particularly poignant as the day before the pack turned 8 weeks of age, our sweet little Java Bean passed away from pneumonia complications. We spent so much time, love, and attention in getting her through her hurdles. Her departure broke our hearts. We had thought she had finally gotten better and was growing at a normal pace. However, mother nature knew what was best. She will forever be missed as she brought so much light, laughter, and love to our lives. Rest in peace our sweet beloved little Bean.

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The last photo of our dear little bean. We miss you so much.

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Barbet Puppy Photo Update

Our nine Carolina and Cinna puppies are nearly 4 weeks of age now. Time seems to go by far to quickly when you have Barbet pups to care for. Soon the pack will start to ween as well as explore outside of their whelping box. We can’t wait to take photos of them exploring the falling leaves.


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A Barbet Boook: THE BARBET REVEALED. Getting under the curls of the ancient French water dog

To me, there is only one factual, non self promotional book, on the Barbet breed. The book is titled THE BARBET REVEALED. Getting under the curls of the ancient French water dog. You can order it from the Netherlands via their website. 

It is well worth it with gorgeous images of Barbet from around the world.

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An Ursus female pup comes to America

Meet “great grand puppy” Zora Biscay’s Fairest d’Ginkgo (now Piper) from CKC Ch. Ginkgo de Treasures Daytona x CKC Ch. Barbochos Reiau de Prouvenco Ursus. She came to us from Biscay Water Dogs and resides with us part time as well as with Marcia in Southern Indiana. We are so excited and honored to continue Ursus’ lineage with Piper.

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Two new Pied Barbet in America

On August 31st, our Ginkgo / American Barbet pack added two new Dutch members. Their family names are Quinn and Allora.

Quinn is from the Outdoors Kennel and his kennel name is Outdoors Durango
Allora is from Von der Leibrucke Kennel and her kennel name is: Kiki von der Leibrücke

We are having a blast with the pair! Thank you Astrid and Walda in trusting us with these beautiful pied Barbet babies.

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Welcome to the world Barbet Puppies

Carolina (CKC CH. Ginkgo de Cleo Carolina) x Cinna (CKC CH. Cinna Di Barbochos Reaiu De Prouvenco CM CGN CGC) welcomed 9 Barbet puppies into the world on Sunday August 23rd, 2015. There are 4 females and 5 males. Carolina is being a caring mom much like her mother Cleo was.

The puppies are marvelous. They are growing at a healthy rate and their eyes/ears will open soon. It is always a beautiful adventure in whelping and raising a litter of Barbet. All puppies are spoken for.

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A week of Canadian Kennel Club Dog shows

Here are some fun photos from my week up in Canada. Thank you to Judy Preston who borrowed my camera and took some shots of us in the ring. I would have much preferred to be behind my camera, but it was great fun to learn handling tips from the ever so graceful, talented Amelia Ballak.

Until next time Canada!

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