BONNIE

 She is our first Barbet, and we got her in 2006, after a couple years researching breeds, and finally finding and deciding on the Barbet.
"BPIS CH. Couraliee Buoyant Black Bonnie CGN"  
 Bonnie was born April 27, 2006 in St. Basile, Quebec, Canada. She is 1 of eight puppies,  all black.  Thank you to Lyne Trudel of La Courailee for entrusting her to us.
 Bonnie was the first Barbet to earn a Best Puppy in Show (Guelph KC 2007) in Canada.
 Bonnie is a confirmed Canadian Champion.  She ranked #2 Barbet in Canada for 2007.
 Bonnie is also a certified Canine Good Neighbour.
 She is registered with the CKC and the AKC FSS program.
 Bonnie weighs 22 kg/48 lbs and stands 59 cm/23 inches tall.
 Her hips and elbows are OVC certified Normal. Her eyes are CERF certified E1. Thyroid OFA normal.
 Bonnie loves to retrieve, play, and swim.
 She once followed me around an 8 km lake - swimming after my kayak. She is an  excellent swimmer.
 After 3 litters, Bonnie is retired.  The Ruby, Sapphire and Jasper litters are all puppies to be proud of.  Bonnie has done us, herself and the breed in Canada an amazing feat!
 Now living in Ancaster, Bonnie is family member to Jon, Nicole, Emily and Avery (and Zoe) with regular walks in the conservation areas and fun trips to the park.
 Nicknames: BonBon, Mama Bon and Fluffy.

ANTON 
 He is our first male Barbet, and we got him in 2006, after a long and tedious importation process, from Poland.
 "Anton z Gorki Podduchownej CGN, Dock Dogs Junior Jumper"  
 Anton was born June 2, 2006 in Pabianice, Poland to breeder Piotr Piotrowski (Gorki Podduchownej).  He was the only male in a litter of 9 puppies, all black.
 Anton is an Obedience Graduate. He also actively competes in Dock Dogs events and Ultimate Air Dogs events. He is only the 2nd Barbet in the World to compete in this athletic sport.  He is a titled Junior Dock Jumper.
 Anton is also a certified Canine Good Neighbour.
 Anton is PKC  registered with a 3 generation export pedigree, and is CKC registered as well as with the AKC FSS program.
 Anton weighs 25.5 kg/56 lbs and stands 57.5 cm/22.5 inches tall.
 His hips and elbows are OVC certified Normal. His eyes are CERF certified E1.
 Anton is an incredibly fast runner, a great swimmer, able to retrieve on land or in water.
 His hunting skills are excellent, and he comes from a lineage of great hunters. His sisters and mother are all active hunters both here and in Europe. Anton once caught a doe's leg and tried to take her down, before being called off.
 Anton lives with our friends Julia and Gary in Kitchener - 25 minutes away from us.
 Nicknames: Ape, Antoney-woney and Big Guy

ASTA
She is our second female Barbet, and also imported from Poland from breeder Piotr Piotrowski (Gorki Podduchownej). We got her just before Christmas of 2006.
"CH. Asta z Gorki Podduchownej CGN" 
Asta was born June 2, 2006 in Pabiancka, Poland. She was 1 of nine puppies in her litter.
Asta is a confirmed Canadian Champion. She ranked #2 Barbet in Canada for 2007.
Asta is a certified Canine Good Neighbour.  
She is PKC registered  with a 3 generation export pedigree, CKC registered, as well as the AKC FSS program.
Asta weighs 24 kg/55 lbs and stands 55 cm/21inches tall.
Her hips and elbows are OVC certified Normal. Her eyes are CERF certified E1.
Asta loves to hunt and track. She has an excellent hunting lineage - her sisters, brother and mother all actively hunt.
Asta can air or ground scent out prey from 100 yards away, and can flush.  Occasionally she brings her "treats" into the house, to show us her skills.
After 3 litters, Asta is retired. The Emerald, AquaMer and Opal litters are all puppies to be proud of. Since being imported from Poland, Asta has done us, herself and the breed in Canada, many proud moments. She was one of the best import decisions we ever made!! Thank you Piotr, with all our hearts...for this wonderful Barbet!!
Sadly, on June 22, 2016, Asta passed away from complications from surgery. Devastated by this loss, we fondly remember her, and know that she lives on in her children and grandchildren. Deeply missed, gone but never forgotten.
Nicknames: Asta Bear, Mama Bear, Bear

CIGALE
She is a lovely Barbet, imported from France in 2007, and we actually picked her up in the NL after good friends from Quaciendas Kennel brought her home with them and her 2 sisters.
"CH. Cigale di Barbochos Reiau de Prouvenco CGN, CGC"
Cigale was born June 17, 2007 in St. Gabriel, France. She was 1 of eight puppies, all brown.
Cigale is a confirmed Canadian Champion.  She is a certified Canine Good Neighbour.
Cigale is SCC registered with a 3 generation export pedigree, as well as registered with the CKC and the AKC FSS program.  Cigale weighs 20 kg/44 lbs and stands 52 cm/20.5 inches tall.
Her hips and elbows are OVC certified Normal. Her eyes are CERF certified Normal.
Cigale gets along with almost anyone and everyone, we consider her "Miss. Congeniality". She loves to run and play, she is a very good pointer.
Cigale is from the last bred litter of Madame Petre of France, the daughter of Dr. Charles Vincenti, the man responsible for saving the breed from annihilation after the devastation of WWII.
Since having her first and only litter in January 2011, she has been retired from the breeding world, and now lives with our good friends Larry and Judy Munday in Sammamish, Washington, USA. There she also lives with fellow French import, Boone, a Barbet that the Munday's already had. Together, they are enjoying the good life...and Cigale is taking some obedience and rally classes, as well as doing some swimming and retrieving in Puget Sound.
Nicknames: Ciggy and Ciggy-Bum.

SERAFINA
Serafina was born to Bonnie and Anton in June of 2008 here in our home.
"CH. Serafina Biscay's Radiant Ruby CGN"
Fina, as we call her, was born with a liver shunt, medically known as portosystemic shunt. Now, whether this was hereditary or a birth defect, we will never know. Historically, dogs with this issue, die at an early age....but with the help of a holistic vet and some excellent RAW feeding, Fina lived a good life, and continued to do well.                                   Serafina is a CKC Conformation Champion and a Canine Good Neighbour.
She is CKC registered as well as registered with the AKC FSS program. 

After living with us for 5 years, she went to live with Lexi and her little "brother" Mouse (a Disco x Asta pup) and traveled all over North America with them and Lexi's horses.
On June 22, 2015 Fina crossed over the Rainbow Bridge - just unable to maintain a good quality of life anymore, her joy and comfort had left her. We are so thankful for Lexi and the fun and wonderful life that Fina had at the end. Love you Lexi!!
We think of Serafina often, she left us with 3 beautiful girls - Pebbles, Fiesta and Inka. Fina always delighted and amazed us with her intelligence and fierce loyalty to her "pack"

Nicknames: Fina, Feenee, Lakisha.

DISCO 
 Disco was imported from Finland along with his sister Daphne who lives with our very dear  friend Ula Pepper (The Friendly Barbet)
"CH. Nelum-Himalis Disque D'or CGN"
 Disco was born May 17, 2009 in Porvoo Borga, Finland. He was 1 of 7 puppies. Brother to  fawn sister Deetha Deja Vu from Nelum-Himalis kennel.
 Disco is a confirmed Canadian Champion and a certified Canine Good Neighbour.
 Disco is registered with the FKC with a 3 generation export pedigree.  He is registered with  the CKC as well as the AKC FSS program.
 He weighs 27 kg/58 lbs and stands 59 cm/23 inches tall.
 His hips and elbows are OVC certified Normal. His hips are also OFA certified  A1=Excellent. His eyes are CERF certified normal. Thyroid OFA Normal. 

In  early 2016, Disco started losing weight and exhibiting some other physical symptoms. After numerous tests and blood tests, there were no answers. Following a final blood smear, it was found that he had contracted a tick borne disease when we were in Europe, that was missed using general diagnostic tests. He was treated aggressively but being so late in the disease, Disco was unable to recover and died November, 30, 2016.
Nicknames: Big head, Mr. Big, Disco-dog, 

VIXEN
She was the first pup of our own breeding to be kept with us in our home with the intention of future breedings.
"BISS BPISS CH. Vixen Biscay's True Garnet CGN"
Codie, as we call her, was born January 5, 2011 at our farm in Wellesley, Ontario. She is one of 5 puppies born to Cigale di Barbochos Reiau de Prouvenco and Anton z Gorki Podduchownej.
We are very happy with her temperament, structure as well as her instinct/ability.
At the First Ever Barbet Regional Specialty Show, she was awarded BISS and BPISS. Codie is a Canadian Champion. She is CERF certified Normal, and her Thyroid Panel is Normal.
She is CKC registered with a 3 generation pedigree. She is also registered with the AKC FSS program.
Codie lived with us until she turned 2, and after having her hips tested/assessed we decided it was not in the breeds best interest to use her as breeding stock. She now lives with a fantastic couple - Tim and Jessica Halls, and enjoys long walks and lots of one-on-one love and attention!
Nicknames: Vixxy and Coder

VEGAS 
 Vegas is another of our own breedings to be kept for the intention of future breeding purposes.  She is from a breeding done in co-operation with Wendy Schira of Butterblac Reg'd Kennels.
"MBPIG CH.Vegas Biscay's for Butterblac CGN"  
 
Vegas was born February 28, 2011 at our farm in Wellesley, Ontario. She is one of 10 puppies born to Asta z Gorki Podduchownej and Nelum-Himalis Disque D'or (Disco).
 Vegas lives with our good friend Michelle Hessey who's family also has 2 Vegas pups, "Jack" and "Lily".  Together those 3, along with their lab buddy, have lots of great fun together!
 Vegas is CKC registered with a 3 generation pedigree and also registered in the AKC FSS program.
 Vegas is a Canadian Champion and at the Purina National 2012 Vegas placed Best of Opposite both days she competed, in a group of 15 Barbet represented, including 9 Champions. She truly is a Vegas Show Girl!!
Her eyes are CERF certified Normal.  Her OFA Hips are Excellent (A1) and her OFA Elbows are Normal. Thyroid OFA normal.  
After 3 beautiful litters, Vegas is retired, and enjoying life to its fullest.                                   

Nicknames: Vegs, Veggie-Mama

DAYTONA
Daytona, born in the United States, on June 7th, 2012 and is one of our "great-grand puppies".
"GCH. Ginkgo de Treasures Daytona CGN CGC"
Daytona's mother is Izzy (CH Treasures Biscay's Sapphire RN) born here with us, exported to American Barbet and Stacy Brogan Able  then bred to french import CH Cinna di Barbochos Reiau de Prouvenco ThD.
We are very happy not only to have a pup from one of our puppies and to continue this lineage, but also looking forward to continued cooperation with Stacy and her breeding program.
Daytona is a CKC Grand champion. She has also participated in many AKC-FSS Open Shows in the USA. She is also certified with a CKC CGN and in the USA with an AKC CGC.
Daytona's hips are OFA Good (A2), and Normal elbows. Her eyes are CERF Normal. Thyroid OFA normal.
After Daytona's 2nd litter, she was retired and since then has been certified as a Diabetic Alert Dog (DAD) and lives with a wonderful family and provides support and life saving support to her partner.
Nicknames: Tona-bona, Tona and La Diabla.

RANSU
 New to the Biscay family in February 2014, our oldest Barbet, born May 22, 2003, in France to Ranier Georgii and Inge Fischer.
 Ursus di Barbochos Reiau de Prouvenco.  Affectionately known as Ransu.
 This Hobo Warrior has traveled the continent, and after flying across the ocean, he now resides with us in Canada.
 With the help of Elaine Fichter and Anne Keippilä we were able to bring this boy home to stay. In his first outing to Canadian dog shows Ransu was Best of Breed, Best Veteran in Specialty Show and Best Veteran in Sweeps at the SWOSDS.
"BISS Ursus di Barbochos Reiau de Prouvenco"  who also has a French show title.
 Ransu has Excellent Hips (A1) and Normal elbows (O/O) and normal eye exam.
 At 11 years old, he sired 3 litters in the year he came to Canada; one in Finland, one in Canada and one in the USA with some great results. He loves people and playing with his Barbet family and sleeping on our pillows at night! I am so thankful to Mr Ranier Georgii, Ms Inge Fischer and Madame Helene Petre for their commitment and unwavering faithfulness to the breed - Ursus would not be here without them!!
What a wonderful opportunity and privilege it is to have him here!                                           Nicknames: Rannie, Hobo and Frans

 

LILY
Lily is another of our own breedings to be kept for the intention of future breeding purposes.  She is from a breeding done in co-operation with Wendy Schira of Butterblac Reg'd Kennels.
"MBPIG GCH.Yara Biscay's for Butterblac CGN"
Lily was born June 29, 2014 at our farm in Wellesley, Ontario. She is one of 8 puppies born to Vegas Biscay's for Butterblac and Ursus di Barbochos Reiau de Prouvenco (Ransu).
Lily lives with her mom Vegas, and our good friend Michelle Hessey who's family also has a Vegas pup "Jack" and together those 3 Barbet, along with their lab buddies have lots of great fun together!
Lily is CKC registered with a 3 generation pedigree and also registered in the AKC FSS program.
Lily is a Canadian Grand Champion and has placed multiple times in puppy group. In the Dogs of France specialty show Lily placed a Group 3 both days of the Specialty. She truly is walking in her mama Vegas' Show Girl boots!!
Her health testings are done and Lily is CERF normal, OFA Hips A2 Good, and normal elbows. Her Thyroid is normal.                                                                                          

Nicknames: Lily-Beans and Beanie.

OLIVE
Olive is the second daughter of our Vegas to be kept for the intention of future breeding purposes out of the Ursus litter.  She is from a breeding done in co-operation with Wendy Schira of Butterblac Reg'd Kennels.
"CH. Yyteri Biscay's Unique Onyx CGN CAP"
Olive was born on June 29, 2014, at our farm in Wellesley, Ontario. She is one of 8 puppies born to Vegas Biscay's for Butterblac and Ursus di Barbochos Reiau de Prouvenco (Ransu).
Olive lived with us on the farm, with excursions for training in tracking, retrieving, scenting and Chase Ability. The summer of 2016, Olive was the first Barbet to get a Chase Ability title in the CKC. Thanks to Jenna Shannon for her help and training to achieve this!!
Olive is CKC registered with a 3 generation pedigree and also registered in the AKC FSS program.
Olive is a Canadian Champion and at the Barrie Kennel Club in August 2015, she placed 3rd in the Sporting Group (our first group placement). She did us proud! In 2015 Olive ranked #9 Barbet in Canada, with a limited amount of shows that year.  
Her hips are OFA A2 Good, Elbows normal, CERF is normal and Thyroid is OFA normal. Olive had her first and only litter in February 2017, the Peridot puppies. She now lives in Buffalo, NY with Kelly and Brian. 

Nicknames: Ollie, Lulu


DELLA

Della is our girl imported from our friends Wim and Astrid from Outdoors Kennel in the Netherlands with the intention of future breeding purposes.
"Outdoors Delphine CGN"
Della was born on July 4, 2015, and is one of 8 puppies born to Outdoors Annelike Rose and Compay II de la Serve de la Chapelle d'Alexandre.
She lives with us on the farm, with excursions for training in tracking, retrieving, scenting and Chase Ability (lure coursing).  
Della is CKC registered with a 3 generation pedigree and also registered in the AKC FSS program.  She also has a Dutch 3 generation export pedigree with Raad van Beheer.
 
Her hips are OFA A2 Good, Elbows normal, and CERF is normal. She is registered in the CHIC program.  

Nicknames: Dellie-bells, Cow-puppy

DIESEL

He is another of our Dutch import Barbet, and we got him after researching possible matings in the Netherlands.  Working with Henk and Walda at von der Leibrucke kennels in Holland, we decided to import him for the future purposes of showing and breeding.
"Kadiz von der Leibruke CGN"
Diesel was born July 4, 2015. He has B1 Fair hips, normal elbows and CERF normal. Diesel is currently in a very limited amount of CKC confirmation shows pursuing a Canadian Championship. 

Diesel is also a certified Canine Good Neighbour. 

He is registered with the CKC and the AKC FSS program, as well as the Dutch Kennel club Raad van Beheer, with a 3 generation export pedigree. 

Diesel loves to retrieve, play, and swim. 
Living in Barrie, Diesel is family member to Darryl, Stacey and Watson with regular walks in the conservation areas and fun trips to the lake for big swims! 

 Nicknames: Mr Moo, cow puppy and Deezy

All of our breeding dogs are health tested and temperament tested.
All of our puppies are tested at 49 days using the Volhard scale and at 56 days with the Hastings Temperament and Behaviour scale.
We offer breeder support for the lifetime of your Barbet.

We CERF (eyes) as well as Xray  HIPS and ELBOWS, which are certified through the OVC (Guelph Veterinary University - Canada) and/or the OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals). A variety of other tests may also be done when and where necessary and at our discretion.
All of the above results are published on the internet and are there for the viewing.

IF you don't see a test listed or a link listed and you are interested, please ask.  We would be happy to share the official documented results (certificates, registrations) with you. 
 

CERF for Barbet:  CERF

OVC for Barbet: OVC

OFA for Barbet: OFA

 

Not forgetting the Barbet who are no longer part of the Biscay family.
Quaciendas Cirocco Cristaline "Ciro" who's bright spark lives on in the Pearl Puppies he sired.  
Alma z Gorki Podduchownej sister to our Anton/Asta and mother to our Pearl puppies of 2008.
Cythere di Barbochos Reiau de Prouvenco "Sanka" a sweet girl with a soft and gentle spirit.
Fly Me to The Moon de la serve de la chappelle d'Alexandre "Rocket". Best boy ever. 

 

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