Chmurnik sires his 2nd fawn litter!!!

Our CH Chmurnik z Gorki Podduchownej CGN has sired another litter of fawn puppies for breeder Tammy Allarie. He was bred to CH Wyllow Biscay’s Grand Opal in May and a lovely litter of 8 puppies was born on July 4th!!! 6 males and 2 females, the largest fawn litter of Barbet pups in North America. Stay tuned via breeder Tammy Allarie.
Wyllow and Chmurnik puppies

Dali passes her OFA hip & elbow clearances

Nappyroots Daisy OFA
Now it’s CH Nappyroots Daisy’s (Dali) turn to pass her health clearances! Yippee! We are 2 for 2 from the Netherlands breeding we did with Cousteau Von der Leibrucke and our CH Frankly Scarlet de la Serve de la Chapelle d’Alexandre back in 2012. Dali’s hips are FAIR (B/B) and her elbows are NORMAL. Dali had her OFA eyes tested in February and they also came back NORMAL so she has been added to the CHIC database. So now it’s official Dali will be having a litter later this year with BPISS CH Nappyroots Buju Banton CGN. Stay forward to more news about that in the coming months :D

The one and only beautiful Anne Keippila

Anne 4
Just in the beginning of June we were able to spend some good quality time with the lovely, Anne Keippila, whom is also the breeder of our CH Nelum-Himalis Daphne CGN. Anne flew all the way from Finland to spend almost a couple of weeks in Canada with good friends having good times. The above photo of Anne is my personal favourite, why I posted it first, since I’m especially intrigued by the perspective of trees and roots with a beautiful model.
Anne and I had the pleasure to have dinner with good friends, Paula, Chantelle and Amy who was taking the photo. We enjoyed dinner at Abe Erb’s after which point Anne and Paula came to catch up at our place and Anne had the pleasure to be reunited with Daphne.
Barbet breeder Anne and dinner with friends
Ula, Daphne and Anne
It was a momentous day for us to have one of our European breeders come for a visit and spend some good quality time getting to know all of our dogs. Plus I could not be more grateful that it was Anne who had made sure I had the best experience in Finland when I came to pick up Daphne and her brother Disco.
Luckily Chris was able to take Anne out in the area a few days later and captured these beautiful photos of such a memorable woman in our lives. Here is Anne and what Ontario is all about!!!
Anne 1
Anne 2
Anne at the tooth of time
We miss you and we love you!!! Thank you for the special gifts from Finland ;)

Danger passes her OFA hip & elbow clearances

Nappyroots Dirty Harriet OFA
Our CH Nappyroots Dirty Harriet (Danger) from our November 28, 2012 Frankie X Cousteau litter passed her health clearances. Always a good day when our Barbet are healthy and pass their OFA hips and elbows. Woot woot! Danger’s hips are GOOD (A/A) and elbows are NORMAL. Back in January she also cleared OFA NORMAL eyes so she has been added to the CHIC database. We look forward to the little ones Danger will have in the future :D

TreeBeard’s August & Angus puppies

On Saturday June 20th, TreeBeard’s, August and Angus puppies have arrived!!! August (CH CA, CH INT Poppenspaler’s Dea Augusta) gave birth to two lovely Barbet puppies. How perfect…a black female and a brown male, both are healthy and happy. The sire of the litter is our Angus (Nappyroots Mr Brown). We look forward to watching these two grow in the coming weeks. Congratulations Janet Black Evans from TreeBeard’s Barbets.
Treebeards August & Angus puppies

Denali

If you haven’t seen this video then you are missing out on a beautiful tribute to a very special friend! Ben Moon, photographer, put this video together of his pal who was always there for him. I have already seen this a few times and obviously will continue to watch this awesome short film many more times. If you think you love your dog then get ready to love your friend that much more ;)

Denali on Vimeo

What a day…in deed!

Today our Madzia (CH Satine Biscay’s Precious Pearl WC CGN) turns lucky number 7!!! She was born in the first Barbet litter in Ontario back in 2008. We love her to pieces and don’t know what our life would have been like without her. Here’s to you Madziabear and to many more healthy and happy years ahead of you :D Happy Birthday to all the Precious Pearl’s!

Here she is doing what she loves best…retrieving ;) We love you pretty girl!
Momma and her bumper
momma swimming
Momma in the sun

First of three Junior Hunt tests!

Yesterday in Puslinch, Ontario at the Mill Creek Retriever Club hunt tests, our Madzia (CH Satine Biscay’s Precious Pearl WC CGN) who is from the first Ontario born Barbet litter to Biscay Waterdogs, passed her first of three Junior Hunt test trials to get her Junior Hunt title. What a day it was for us. Six hours in the pouring rain for all the JH and SH trials to commence. I went through two winter coats that were soaked right through to the bone and…for the last day in May it sure was cold!

We earned our two land retrieves and went on to the impossible…two water marks, that were sure a ways away, for a Junior test…almost too far…
Junior Hunt test May 31, 2015 in Puslinch, ON.
The boat off in the distance of the stick pond was Madzia’s first retrieve about at least 40-50? yards away, and we’ve never trained with decoys in the water before, we don’t own any…and at this test they used three. My baby girl swam out to the second decoy and I thought oh no, she’s gonna bring back a decoy how embarrassing, at which point she just nudged it and kept swimming for her bird. YES! She delivered right to hand!
The Mallards
Another trialer, who's also a judge
Her second retrieve was about halfway across the pond and since she was tired she tried to shortcut it about 20 feet away from me to walk up along shore to deliver, but being a steep incline stick pond there was nowhere for her to come up, instead she got stuck on a big tree branch in the water, and not wanting to let go of her mallard she tried to unstick her bird or climb up over the tree. My 40lb girl was trying to get her, what would have felt like 20lb wet mallard up over a tree. She paddled what seemed like 2 mins in one spot to eventually get unstuck to only get caught up on another branch and finally came swimming up beside me to deliver once again to hand! I never had soooo many people congratulate us or say ‘good job!’!! After which we climbed up out of the steep incline and I had the next two men trialing tell me they would have never let anything happen to my dog! What comradery! I walked away, of course, bursting into tears I was so happy and proud, my baby girl, did what she loves to do…in an unexpected trial situation! Way to go Madzia, you are the BEST!
Recieving ceremonies, yeah its just a garage
Recieving ceremonies
At the receiving ceremonies we earned our first of three passes towards our Junior Hunt title!
Our Barbet Madzia passes her first of three Junior Hunt tests to get her Junior Hunt title.
Thank you to judges John Hamilton and Karen Jawdek for our first Junior Hunt honour and all those that helped out and supported us. Big thank you to the gunners…Paul Hunter, Jim Ouellette and Nigel Kay. What a great way to spend your weekend…out in the pouring rain :D

My Madzia is soon to be 7 years old on June 15th, 2015 and yes…she is still and always will be my baby girl. I LOVE you Madzia!!!