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Rural Upbringing

ANIMALS

Barbara developed a love and a keen eye for animals during her life in the bush. She rode an Anglo Arab horse for many years; Sri finally passed away at the wonderful age of 40. Barbara has bred and exhibited dogs such as Dalmatians, Boxers, Miniature Schnauzers, Maltese, Akitas, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and Australian Terriers.

Barbara Gabogrecan is now a dog judge and has an international licence for the Toys, Non Sporting and Utility Groups and a Victorian license for the Hounds and Terrier Groups. 

Barbara winning Best Baby in Show with the Akita, Waterbear Cherokee – called ‘Kee’

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JUDGE

Barbara Gabogrecan is now a dog judge and has an international licence for the Toys, Non Sporting and Utility Groups and a Victorian license for the Hounds and Terrier Groups.

untitled1.JPGThe Akita , 'Kee' is a highly intelligent animal but must have training toCooper & Dog Show 016.jpg
ensure it does not become aggressive.

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel 'Cooper' is also very intelligent - this one
attends animal acting school and is being trained for TV and film work.

 

 

CHILDHOOD
As a child Barbara learnt the lessons that all ‘bush’ kids learn; how to be responsible and reliable, self motivated and caring. Animals are an important part of the life of youngsters growing up in the country. Neighbours may live many miles away – but when someone needs support, everyone helps. Barbara and the family survived such things as bushfires, floods and disease (polio affected many neighbours but, thankfully missed her family); as well as living without electricity and running water. 

Barbara as a child with mother,Esma and their tourer Chev on the Oxley Highway in NSW. untitled.JPG

untitled2.JPG Barbara’s mother Esma,
revisiting a property they
lived on when she was a child
– the outhouse still looked the same!  

 

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                                                                                                       Pop and Barbara with both
                                                                                                       her brothers sitting astride            
                                                                                                       the gallant steed!