About a month shy of 8 years ago, Josh Bandoch and Maria Rogacheva drove up from the States to pick up their puppy from me. Over the years our friendship has grown and Pascal (CH Northrock's Athos Pascal) has gone on to sire some really nice litters and contribute to the growth of the breed in the US and in Canada. Yesterday Josh and Maria drove to breeder Judy McMaster Descutner's home to pick up their second Barbet, Pascal's son whom they have named Pierre.
Please join me in welcoming Pierre, formally known as Hickory Tavern Celebration With Northrock to our Northrock family. Thank you Judy for your friendship and for choosing Pascal for your beautiful girl Dana (Hickory Tavern Former Child Star CM3) together these two Barbet have produced a very promising litter.
My heartfelt thanks to Josh and Maria (and Pascal). I'm so grateful for your friendship and for the beautiful partnership that has grown out of our mutual love and appreciation for this wonderful breed. May we have many more reasons to celebrate as the years ahead unfold.