Friday, August 30, 2019

Club Barbet Canada Versatility Award

Club Barbet Canada held their Annual General Meeting on Saturday August 24th.  I'm pleased to share that our special girl Summer received the François Ménard Versatility Award and trophy in recognition of her performance titles and championship.  

URO1 UKC/CKC CH Nuphar's Soak Up The Sun RN PCD CGN

I really can't thank Summer's breeders, Anne Plomp and Miska Aksular enough for this terrific Barbet who means the world to us.

My thanks to CBC for recognizing the talents of our versatile breed in offering this award.  The late François Ménard earned several titles on his dog Bosch (Neigenuveaux's Gambit) as they participated in CKC, AKC and UKC events positively promoting the breed wherever they went. It is in recognition of their participation in multiple venues that this perpetual trophy, donated to the club by longtime breeder Michel Raymond of Barbugaulois, bears his name. It was a wonderful weekend and a great opportunity to see so many nice Barbet and to visit with their owners.   

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Dog Show Weekend

Last weekend I headed out of the city to attend the Canadian Kennel Club shows at the beautiful show grounds of the Stormont Dundas and Glengarry All Breed Dog Show in Long Sault, Ontario. My travelling companion was Susan Luyendyk and we sure had a great time together and shared lots of laughs.  Seeing the beautiful dogs that were present and visiting with other Barbet owners and breeders was truly lovely.  It was great catching up with old friends and watching the young promising puppies in the ring along with some of the more seasoned show dogs.  Congratulations to all of the winners and participants at the show in the Barbet booster and over the course of the weekend.
Indy and Léa - photo credit Frédéric Langlois
I was so happy to be able to watch Léa presenting Indy, CH Northrock's Jedi at Patronum, in the ring.  The two of them are a beautiful team and it was such a thrill to see this special puppy again.  

Luna with handler Graeme Burdon - photo by F. Langlois
Equally delightful was getting to see Patronum Alohomora Bella Luna.  This pretty puppy is also a daughter of Northrock's Athos Pascal making her a half sister to Indy.  Both are such sweet puppies and I look forward to watching them mature.  

photo credit - Barbets Patronum 
I just love this photo of this super team celebrating their Best Puppy in Limited Breed Show win.  Thank you to judge Pauline Hewitt for the recognition.  Over the weekend Léa and Indy also collected six points towards Indy's Grand Champion title going Select Dog in the all breed shows on three separate occasions. My heartfelt thanks to everyone at Élevage Barbets Patronum.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Indiana is a CKC Champion

We are so happy to share the good news that Indiana (Northrock's Jedi at Patronum) is now a new Canadian Kennel Club Champion in only two weekends of showing! Huge congratulations to his family at Élevage Barbets Patronum. Indy is out of CH Nuphar's Soak Up the Sun by CH Northrock's Athos Pascal. What makes this title extra special is that Indy was handled to this title by Léa Harvey who at 9 years of age did an excellent job showing her six month old puppy.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Upcoming Litter Plans - Fall 2019

Marie has been bred to Mango and we look forward to welcoming their puppies at the beginning of October.

Thank you to Mango's owner Annick Lavallee at Barbet-Frankia for helping to make this breeding possible. 

We anticipate that these pups will have many of the wonderful qualities their parents possess, especially their outstanding temperaments.  If you are interested in a puppy for show, performance or as a loving companion please visit our website for more information about this breeding.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Boomer and Pascal Offspring in the Show Ring

We are delighted with the recent show ring success of some of the puppies sired by our Northrock males. Our sincere thanks to the breeders who have chosen to use our Barbet in their breeding programs.

Shane with Hickory Tavern Extravaganza in the ring.
Congratulations to Shane and her puppy Strava (Hickory Tavern Extravaganza) who went Best in Miscellaneous in Salem, VA under Jim Moses and then again under Terry DePietro. Strava also earned a few legs dock diving! What a pretty and fun puppy that is out of Hickory Tavern Intl Intrigue by Northrock's Athos Pascal. Congratulations to her breeder and owner.


Over the August long weekend in Sainte-Foy, Quebec, Northrock's Jedi at Patronum "Indy" (CH Northrock's Athos Pascal x URO1 UKC/CKC CH Nuphar's Soak Up the Sun CGN RN PCD) piloted by his young handler Léa, earned 7 points towards his CKC champion title his first weekend out as a six month old puppy.

Pretty Luna
His half sister Patronum Alohomora Bella Luna (CH Northrock's Athos Pascal x GCH Bleuzorange C Peawi Mystique) also did well earning her two point major and a collective 4 points towards her title. 

Litter mates Barbevoix Oana and Barbevoix Oslo sired by Northrock's All Night Boogie and out of Barbevoix Spezia dit Holala also made an appearance in the ring with Oana picking up a two point major  Congratulations to all! 

Another one of Boomer's kids also had a successful weekend at the dog show. At the Alberta Kennel Club Summer Classic, Ally (Wulymut's Noodle) picked up seven championship points towards her title. Ally is sired by Northrock's All Night Boogie and out of GCH Wulymut's Jelly Tot. Congratulations to her owners Dave and Suzanne Weeks and Heath Kenyon.