Monday, May 21, 2012
Today was an awesome day. I was able to get some field training in with Sophie. I had a wonderful time out in the fresh air and sunshine and it is such a high to see the dogs doing what they were originally bred to do!
I am so thankful to all of the people who have worked to keep the Barbet in existance and to those who brought this breed to Canada. Because of their efforts I am able to enjoy working and living with the Barbet today. I am also thankful to my friends who made our training day so much fun. Love you guys! Here is some video that my friend Shannon took of Sophie doing a few singles on land. At the end she did a simple hand thrown double which went very well.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Yesterday I mentioned that the kids try to walk to school on Wednesdays regardless of the weather, well it sure was wet today! Although, I think my children enjoy the rain more than the sunshine as it gives a great excuse for using rain boots and umbrellas! The Barbets went along for the walk today and the rain certainly didn't bother these French Water Dogs. Their paws got pretty wet from the puddles and the wet grass but their woolly coats kept their skin nice and dry. Now they are both curled up and having a nap and I'm waiting for the rain to stop so I can get back to my gardening!
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Friday, May 4, 2012
I was supposed to be washing my floors this morning but procrastinated instead and went outside to play with the dogs! Here are a couple of photos I took of Coco with a pigeon. Barbets originated in France and were often used as hunting and retrieving companions. Some are still used in this capacity today.
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