French Water Dogs

Our Barbet

CKC CH. Cinna Di Barbochos Reaiu De Prouvenco CM CGN CGC THD: born June 17, 2007, Cinna was imported from France in spring 2008 from Breeder Mme Petre in Tarascon, France. While there we attended the Bourg en Bresse show where Cinna won best male puppy and lost best Barbet puppy to his sister, Cybelle. He is 1 of 8 puppies.

Cinna is registered with the SCC (French Kennel Club) with a 3 generation Export pedigree, as well as CKC, AKC FSS, and UKC registered. He is brown in colour that gets golden highlights during the summer and has amber eyes

He is a goofy, sweet, social male and the “Barbet Ambassador” for American Barbet. He is great with every visitor including the courier/postal service man.  Cinna is a certified Therapy dog with Love on a Leash. We volunteer at local universities, schools, and at Eskenazi Health. When not greeting guests he likes to curl up at our feet.

Nicknames: Cinna-mon, Cin
CERF: BA-EYE5/70M-VPI Normal
Height: 57.15 cm/22.5 inches
Weight: 24.94 kgs/55 lbs
Titles: CKC Champion, Canine Good Neighbor certificate, Winter 2013 Canine Good Citizen, and he is the first Barbet to earn a AKC Certificate of Merit, as well as a THD AKC Therapy Dog title in 2016.

CKC CH. Quaciendas Thunus Georgii: born February 12, 2012, to breeders Alex and Greet in Holland of Quaciendas Kennel whom own Cinna’s sister, Cybelle. Thunus was 1 of 7 puppies. Thunus was imported by us, Stacy and Walter Able, in early April. He resides in Alexandria, Virginia with Walter’s sister, Nancy. Thunus made his celebrity debut on the front page of the Wall Street Journal on 2012’s Memorial Day Weekend. He is a sweet, happy little guy who is super playful. His owners plan to pursue therapy dog work with him.

Nicknames: Georg, Georgii
OFA: BA-74G28M-VPI Good
CERF: BA-EYE17/28M-VPI Normal
Height: 21.5 inches
Weight: 45 pounds
Titles: CKC Champion summer 2014
barbet french water dog photo georgiiCKC Ch. Ginkgo de Cleo Ellis NA (Ellie): born May 6th, 2013, Ellie was one of our pups from the across the seas dutch sired litter.  Daughter of our beloved CHC CH. Teacleopatra Biscay’s Sapphire CGC and CKC CH. Quaciendas Cristaline Chouffe, She is 1 of the 8 puppies. She is the pick of the litter and lives with Lynn in Missouri. Ellie trains and completes in agility competitions.

Nicknames: Ellie Belly
OFA: BA-104G27F-VPI Good
CERF: BA-EYE60/33F-VPI Normal
Height: 20 inches or 50.8 cm
Weight: 38 pounds or 17.23 kg
Titles: CKC Champion summer 2014.  Novice AKC Agility Title earned in December 2015

barbet ckc champ ellieCKC CH. Barbochos Rick’s (Theo): born July 30th, 2013, to breeder Jacques Cyr of Barbochos Tres Rivières in Quebec, Canada. Theo was one of 6 Barbet born to CH. Nelum-Himalis DISQUE D’OR CGN and Lola Montez. He was imported by Will Zollman to Indiana. We co-own Theo with Will whom resides in Indianapolis and also owns Ginkgo de Isis Derby from our 2012 litter. Theo is a smart, playful Barbet with natural bird retrieving instinct. His owner hopes to pursue hunting work with Theo.

Nicknames: Theo
OFA: BA-106G28M-VPI Good
CERF: BA-EYE57/28M-VPI Clear
Height: 23 inches or 58.4 2cm
Weight: 60 pounds or 27.2 kg
Titles: CKC Champion summer 2015

theo-webCKC CH. Ginkgo de Cleo Grantham Gaia CGN CGC: born October 19th, 2014, Gaia is daughter of our beloved CKC Ch Teacleopatra Biscay’s Sapphire CGC and CKC Ch Quaciendas Thunus Georgii. She is 1 of 9 puppies. Lady Grantham, aka Gaia, is the pick of the litter. She earned her CKC championship in the summer of 2016. Gaia is a certified therapy dog with Love on a Leash and visits Eskenazi Health, a local Indianapolis hospital, regularly. 

Nicknames: Gaia the queen, Gaia bear
OFA Hips + Elbows: BA-128G24F-PI GOOD / NORMAL
Height: 19.5 inches 49.53 cm
Weight: 38 pounds or 17.23 kg
Titles: She earned her first 2 CKC points in August 2015, She earned a Best of Winners on November 28th, at the Caledon CKC show. Gaia completed her CKC Championship in the summer of 2016 and is over halfway to her CKC grand championship!

barbet photo french water dogs american barbet breederZora Biscay’s Fairest D’Ginkgo CGN (Piper): Zora Biscay’s Fairest D’Ginkgo: Zora aka Piper was born on June 22nd, 2015. She is a very special Barbet to us as she is the daughter of our CKC GR CH. Ginkgo de Treasures Daytona CGN, CGC. Daytona was from our summer 2012 “D” litter from our beloved Cinna and Isis (Treasures Biscay’s Sapphire). Zora’s litter was sired by the very special French/Finnish male Ursus Di Barbochos Reiau de Prouvenco. This is his last litter (he was 13 yrs old) and we are beyond thankful to Paula to carry on this important Barbet line.

Piper lives with a dear friend in Southern Indiana and visits often. She is a joyful, sweet, and smart girl,  like her mother and grandmother. We look forward to bringing Piper to CKC shows. Also we hope to have Piper follow in her mother Daytona and grandfather Cinna’s footsteps as a therapy dog.

Height: 19.75 inches / 50.165 cm
Weight: 38 pounds / 17.23 kg
Titles: Canine Good Neighbor + working towards Canine Good Citizen + Therapy Dog work.

barbet photo french water dogs american barbet breederOutdoors Durango (Quinn) CM CGN CGC: born July 4th, 2015, Quinn is handsome, happy fellow from breeder Astrid of Outdoors Kennel in the Netherlands. Quinn was 1 of 9 puppies. His parents are Outdoors Annelike-Rose and Compay II de la Serve de la Chapelle d’Alexandre. He and Allora were imported to America in late August 2015. Quinn resides in Indianapolis.

OFA: BA-142F24M-VPI Fair
CERF: BA-EYE86/16M-VPI Normal
Height: 22.5 inches
Weight: 56 pounds or 25.40 kg
Titles: AKC Certificate of Merit (April 2016), Canine good neighbor (August 2017), Canine good citizen (September 2017)

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CKC CH. Kiki Von der Leibrücke (Allora): Allora was born on the same day as Quinn, on July 4th, 2015. She is a gorgeous pied female from breeders Henk and Walda of Von der Leibrücke in the Netherlands. Allora was 1 of 8 pied puppies. Her parents are Babaloo von der Leibrücke and Flintstone von der Leibrücke. Allora and Quinn were imported to America in late August 2015. These two were the first Pied Barbet to come to the States with Allora’s brother, Laffey, to soon follow to New York.

While visiting groomer and Barbet breeder Ezia in Italy, she would use the phrase Allora often. Walter and I both thought it would be a great dog name one day. Considering, Allora’s grandmother Cocolina is from an Ezia breeding it seemed all the more special to use something Italian. In researching Allora, the phrase means many things pending how it is used. The Florentine article  best describes the many uses of the phrase. One such description being:”…. allora served innumerable purposes. It was ‘let’s see now’ and ‘let’s get to the bottom of this.’ Allora was ‘what do you think?’ and ‘where do we go from here?’”.

OFA:BA-146F25F-VPI Fair
CERF: BA-EYE96/24F-VPI Normal
Height: 20 inches or 50.8 cm
Weight: 42 pounds or 19.04 kg
Titles: Allora earned her CKC Championship in the summer of 2016!

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Ginkgo de Ellis Lexington (Harper): This brown female Barbet was born on December 2, 2016. Her parents are CKC Ch. Ginkgo de Cleo Ellis NA (Ellie) and CKC CH. Barbochos Rick’s (Theo). She is happy, spirited, and full of energy like her mother. This pup lives with friends in Southern, Indiana. Harper will be working towards her AKC certificate of Merit and already has her first Best of Misc on September 3rd, 2017 under judge Mr. William (Bill) P. Shelton with Handler Elizabeth Steltenpohl at the Northern Kentucky Kennel Club, Inc Dog show in Lexington Kentucky!


Ginkgo de Gaia Murray: Born April 9, 2017 to our beloved Gaia and Quinn, Murray is one of 6 pups. She is one of the few Pied (more white than black) Barbet in the States. Murray is full of love, happiness, and joy much like both of her parents. This gorgeous girl will hopefully attend some AKC shows in late 2017 and 2018. We also plan to pursue therapy dog work with her as well. Barbet French Water dog puppy