Sunday, August 28, 2011

Head Shots

Sophie the Barbet

Quincy the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

I was looking though my photo files and came across these two head shots of Sophie and Quincy :0)  They made me smile so I thought I'd put them up on the blog. 

Friday, August 26, 2011

Canadian Dogs Abroad :0)

July 8th 2011 was the World Dog Show in Paris, France.  Florence Erwin entered Sophie's brother Ch Flacon de Paris of Neigenuveaux aka Murdoch.  He was expertly handled to his wins by Michel Raymond. Murdoch won the Junior Male Class and Best Junior.  Way to go bro! 

Murdoch along with another Canadian Barbet Ch Courailee Echo (bred and owned by Lyne Trudel) was mentioned in Dogs In Canada Magazine you can read more about it here    Here are a few photos of the Canadians from the show

If you are interested in seeing more photos of Barbets at the World Dog Show you've got to check out Stacy Able's blog  She is a talented photographer who travelled to France to attend the show.  She took many great photos and they are up on her site for everyone to enjoy!  Thanks again Stacy :0)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sophie Can Dive off the Dock!

While we were up north at the cottage we decided to take a video of Sophie diving off the dock.  Is a dock diving title in our future?.....Who knows...for now we will just keep on having fun in the water!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A Wet Water Dog is a Happy Water Dog!

We went to the cottage again for the civic holiday long weekend.  The weather was perfect and we did a lot of swimming.  Sophie was as usual a part of it all.  She really likes the boat rides - I think she likes the feel of the wind in her coat.  She is getting good at jumping off the boat and into the water when we stop for a swim. 

If you are wondering where our other dog was...Quincy stayed home with Daphne our cat.  I am grateful that my mom is there to look after them.  Quincy gets lots of attention and walks while we are gone.  I would like to be able to bring him with us but after our experience cottaging with him last year we have decided it is best for him to stay home.  The whinning and screaming that he does when we all go out in the water to swim is truly horrible.  Even when he is out in the water with us he is still noisy.  Also none of us want to deal with him barking at passing kayakers and fisherman *sigh*.  Sorry Quince....we love you but we do not love your noise :0(