Barbet Puppy Update

The Ginkgo “I” team is nearly 4 weeks of age and doing great. They are exploring their world more each day. Mom, Isis, is doing an amazing job at caring for them. Half sibling Gaia is desperate to play with them.

Their I names are:
Green ribbon female:Ila
Pink Ribbon female: Iris
Purple Ribbon female: Indigo
Dark blue ribbon male: Indy
Light blue ribbon male: Inca
White/gray ribbon female: Ivorypuppies 2 weeks-9 puppies 2 weeks-14

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Isis and George’s Barbet Puppies were born!

Isis x George’s six beautiful Barbet puppies were born May 17th, 2015 in the wee hours of the morning. There are two boys and 4 girls. Some have white markings on their chest emulating George’s coloring. We had thought there would be a few more as Isis’ belly was rather round, but these six were all born a healthy size.

Ginkgo I-11

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More photos to come!

The puppies all have great homes!

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First UKC Barbet Grand Champion: Bric

It is hard to believe a few years ago my Barbet Lia had her one and only litter of puppies. From that litter there was quite a handsome little brown ball of sweet, kind joy whose became Bric. This chap has gone onto win several UKC and AKC FSS shows. I thought it only fitting to brag a little about his resume of wins:

Best of Breed
Top Ten Invitational
June 13th, 2012
Kalamazoo, MI

Best in Multi-Breed Show
Mid Lakes Australian Shepherd Club
May 16th, 2013
Peoria, IL

Best in Multi-Breed Show
Toy Fox Terrier Association
May 19th, 2013
Peoria, IL

Best in Multi-Breed Show
Kay-9 Petiquette
February 1, 2014
Geneva, IL

Best in Multi-Breed Show
Kay-9 Petiquette
February 2, 2014
Geneva, IL

Best in Show
Barbet Club of America Specialty Show
June 11th, 2014
Kalamazoo, MI

Best in Show
FSS and Miscellaneous Open Show
Berger Picard Club of America
July 26th, 2014
Waukesha, WI

He became a Grand Champion by winning Best of Breed on March 28th, 2015 at the One Paw Forward Show in Jackson, MI.

I couldn’t be more proud of my “grand” pup and his owners Lynn and Leslie. They’ve done great things in getting this guy out there in the dog world.

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Barbet Gaia wins Best Baby Puppy

This past weekend in Canada Will took Theo (Barbochos Ricks) and Gaia (Ginkgo de Cleo Grantham Gaia) to the Guelph CKC show. This was both dogs and human Will’s first time at a conformation show. Will even handled Theo in the ring for the first time, too.

Theo earned 4 points by getting winners dog twice. Then, Gaia at her first and last opportunity to partake in the baby puppy group, took home Best Baby Puppy!

Thanks to Ivan, Amelia, and Dave for handling Gaia! I was not able to attend as I had to hold down the fort while Walter is in Guatemala.

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Amelia and Gaia Video

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Huron and Hudson: Eight weeks of daily puppy photos

I’ve always wanted to photograph a newborn Barbet puppy daily to show how much they change in the 8-10 weeks they are with us. With the larger litters taking photos daily is low on the priority list. However, with our recent litter of Huron and Hudson, a daily photo was attainable and a great winter photography project.

Below is the slideshow of eight weeks of daily Huron and Hudson photos. In the series Huron is always on the left and Hudson always on the right.

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Barbet in Slow Motion

Around a foot of snow has fallen in the past week here in Indianapolis. Being snowed in,  we tend to have a lot of fun with our Barbet. The breed thrives in the powdery flakes. Every time we open the door to let them out they have such glee which we had to capture on slow mo video.

Below are our Barbet pack of Cinna, Gaia, Lia, Cleo, Isis, as well as Carolina who is the mom of Hudson and Huron.

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Huron and Hudson at 5 weeks of age

Having two puppies in a litter has been an amazing experience. The two butterballs are  the happiest Barbet pups we’ve ever had. Once they see their dog mom Cara or us humans their tails start wagging like mad. As always, it seems like time passes far too quickly as they are now 5 weeks old. Another novel experience will be both boys are are staying within 2 hours of us.

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We are so thankful to Biscay Water Dogs in letting us use Ursus di Barbochos Reiau De Provenco as the sire. This chap has traveled a long way and we are so thankful for the opportunity to preserve his historic lineage in America.

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Barbochos Reiau de Prouvenco Ursus x Ginkgo de Cleo Carolina’s Puppies were born

Mid day on Saturday January 17th, 2015 Barbochos Reiau de Prouvenco Ursus and CKC Ch. Ginkgo de Carolina’s puppies were born. There are 2 males, Hudson and Huron. The boys alongside their new Mom, Cara, are happy, and healthy. These two special boys are spoken for and not available.  More photos of these two handsome fellows will come in the weeks ahead.

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Two Barbet compete at the 2014 Eukanuba AKC FSS Open Dog Show

On December 12th, 2014 two grand pups from our spring “F” Barbet litter attended the Eukanuda AKC FSS open show on December 12th, 2014. Pups Flora and Fiona are offspring from Cinna and Isis.

It was the second AKC show for Barb with Fiona and first for Ellen with Flora . Fiona earned 2 Best of Breed and got a 2nd and 3rd in group (out of 8-9 dogs). I’m so thrilled to see our Ginkgo offspring participate in AKC events. It is SO important we Barbet owners in America get our Barbet involved. Kudos to Barb and Ellen on your participation.

I hope to attend next year’s show as to partake in the AKC FSS open shows as well as cheer on Barbet in agility, dock dogs, and conformation shows.

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Barbet Capri in Texas earned her Therapy Dog Title

We couldn’t be more proud of Barbet Capri and her owner Molly! The two have been volunteering through the years partaking in therapy visits. In mid December Molly and Capri had enough visits to earn their AKC Therapy Dog title. Capri will follow in her Uncle Tug’s footsteps as he was the first Barbet to earn a Therapy Dog title.

Congrats to Capri and Molly! We couldn’t be happier and more proud of all the work these two have done. Kudos!

Capri is from our 2011 Thanksgiving Cleo x Disco litter. Her sister, Carolina, also has a CKC conformation title.

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