Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Introducing Rex: HickoryTavern Epic D'Northrock

HickoryTavern Epic D'Northrock
CH Northrock's Athos Pascal x CH Neigenuveaux's Ermagarde
Born April 6, 2016

We are happy to welcome the latest addition to our Northrock family of Barbets.  HickoryTavern Epic D'Northrock has come to us from breeder Judy Descutner at Hickory Tavern Farm.

Rex is a special puppy for us as he is by our homebred male CH Northrock's Athos Pascal and out of Judy's CKC/UKC CH Neigenuveux's Ermagarde.  The litter that these two Barbets have produced is lovely and I'm very pleased with the consistency and quality that we are seeing in the puppies thus far.  

We are grateful to Judy for the wonderful start Rex received. He is a happy and friendly pup who travelled really well on his journey from the States to Canada. Rex is co-owned with John Bonin and Cherise Berman and together we are going to have a lot of fun with this puppy.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

UKC Premier 2016

I have just returned from a trip to Kalamazoo, Michigan to participate in events at the UKC Premier dog show.  Lise Pomeroy and her Barbet Ellie (CH Northrock's Eau De Joy CGN) joined Summer (Nuphar's Soak Up The Sun) and I for a fun filled few days enjoying dog sports.  

We participated in conformation, lure coursing and rally-obedience events and Ellie tried dog diving.  In performance events both Ellie and Summer each came away with two legs towards a lure coursing title and one leg towards a rally title, qualifying in each new event they entered.

 Here is a video of Ellie lure coursing!

It was a joy to spend time with other Barbets and their wonderful owners and to finally meet some of the dogs and people in person.