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6th Annual BCA Calendar Fundraiser

Posted on Nov 25, 2014 in Club News, Fundraiser

The calendar fundraiser and membership dues are the Barbet Club of America’s main sources of income. The revenue collected pays for the promotion and education of the Barbet, annual operating costs. The Club goals are carried out by volunteers.

You can make a difference!

We encourage you to continue your support for the Barbet.

You may purchase memberships, calendars, and photo submissions on-line or by mail.

Order Your Calendar Online

$25 Member    $29 Non-member

The price includes shipping within the USA.

International orders will be charged the actual cost of shipping. You will receive an email invoice for the shipping amount prior to sending.


Order by mail

To  order by mail send completed membership form, calendar order form and payment (make checks payable to Barbet Club of America) to:

Carolynn Howsley
Barbet Club of America
4018 262nd Avenue SE
Issaquah, WA 98029

Thank you for your continued support!

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Barbet Earns First AKC Agility Titles

Posted on Nov 20, 2014 in AKC FSS, Brags, Club News

BCA Member Tracey Kirk has wonderful news:

“Our boy Gingko De Cleo Easton “Eli”, an offspring of Cleo & Chouffe, started his agility and obedience training early (around 9 weeks old to be exact) has been progressing very nicely to say the least. Eli has just completed his Novice Jumpers with Weaves and his Novice Standard titles in record time. He has also completed a leg for each of his Open titles. All of which has been accomplished at a mere 17 months old! Not bad considering he couldn’t actually start competing until he was 15 months old. Interest in Eli and this wonderful breed continues with each outing. We simply cannot thank Stacy and Walter Able enough for their confidence and support in entrusting us with this beautiful boy!”

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Show Me State Success! | Barbet Triumph at GBGVCA

Posted on Mar 26, 2014 in AKC FSS, Brags

This article was originally posted here: Congratulations and well done to all participants!

Barbet particpiate in AKC FSS GBGVCA Open Show in Kansas City Missouri

Stacy Able | March 26, 2014

What a fun and interesting weekend we had in Kansas City, Missouri as part of The Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen Club of America four AKC Open Shows, for all AKC Miscellaneous and Foundation Stock Service Breeds. The show was held March 13 -16, 2014 in conjunction with the Heart of America Clusters part of the Heart of the America Kennel Club, INC.

Cinna, Disco, Cara, Daytona and Ellie were all entered in the AKC FSS Open shows held by the GBVB Club of America. Paula with Biscay Water Dogs traveled 15+ hours to attend. Lynn Parker with Gingko de Cleo Ellis (Ellie) traveled 12+ hours from Detroit as well. It was Lynn’s first time handling, too and I’m very proud of her and Ellie.

All 4 days, Cinna won Best of Breed, and 2 of those days he went on to win Best of FSS and placed 2nd in Group overall. I handled Cinna and Cara and gained a bit more confidence in handling at shows but still have a long way to go.

Cara won BOS day 1, Daytona won BOS day 2 and 3, and Ellie won BOS day 4.

It was a great time learning and taking part in this show as everyone at the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen Club of America were so helpful and nice. Not to mention the weather was wonderful too!

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To the victor, the spoils | Isis’ AKC RN Title

Posted on Jan 8, 2014 in AKC FSS, Brags

To the victor, the spoils | Isis’ AKC RN Title

Back on the second weekend of November 2013, Stacy Able and Treasures Biscays Sapphire (Isis) attended the Muncie Obedience Training Rally Trial. Through both morning and afternoon trials their scores were that of second and ultimately first place! Five other dogs were entered in the competition.

From her blog, Stacy describes their current preparation for the Advanced A trials.

“…These trials are all off leash so will require the utmost attention from Isis. We look forward to working with her throughout the winter as she really enjoys the one on one attention and training as she wants to please. Such is the Barbet!”

Congratulations Stacy and Isis! Keep up the amazing work! 


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Best of Breed | 2013 Eukanuba FSS Open Show

Posted on Dec 13, 2013 in Brags

Congratulations to Claire (UKC BIS CKC/UKC/IABCA CH Neigenuveaux’s Ermagarde) for winning best of Breed on December 13th at the 2013 Eukanuba FSS open show! Claire is owned by Judy Descutner and was shown by her daughter, Isabel Descutner. Three cheers! Hip-hip-hooray!

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