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PROUD member of the following clubs:

Newfoundland Club of America - Legislative Liaison

Maine Federation of Dog Clubs 

Coastal Crescent Kennel Club - President (2011-2013)

​MASCUSA - Mini American Shepherd Club

PUPPIESGallery & Dog ShowsIntroducing...Clint EastwoodMini American Shepherds/Mini Australian Shepherds
BulldogsPuppy InformationContact

Sun Valley Smok'n Joe 
Birchbark taking Best Puppy 
in Show, Maine, May 2011.
Bred by Lou Ann Lenner.
​Birchbark serves as a resource for the Newfoundland breed, and is a Newfoundland member of long-standing. Please do not hesitate to call/email for information regarding the breed, puppy & adult referrals, etc. Giant breeds are not for everyone, and we can enlighten you on the specific needs and issues concerning Newfoundlands. 

We can help with veterinarian, nutrition, training, club information. We can help with dog breed selections. 
BEST IN SHOW! Ch. Birchbark's Koda

Ellie received one of the top honors as Select!
Lou Ann & I bred her, and wish to thank owner Trish, and handler, Howard - what a TEAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GUS & GRETCHEN PUPPIES IN THE SHOW RING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
FRANKLIN at his first show in Mane - Congrats to Brett Hardy!!!!!
The amazing GRACE in Canada with Dominica Pollock - What a Team!  A GROUP 4 as a puppy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
CLINT EASTWWOD taking a Group 2 & 3 in Canada June, 2013
CLINT EASTWOOD does it again: Group 4 under FCI Judge Daza (Bogata, Columbia) at the Chaleur Canine show, Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada July 2013!!! And he took 3 Best of Breeds!!!
Thank you Linda Malossena for her wonderful handling of Clint!!!!

Amy & Gus 2013!

NEW-PEN-DEL Regional Specialty 2015 Results:
1st 9-12 month dog - Birchbark's Davids Thor 
2nd Open Dog - Adora's Clint Eastwood
1st 9-12 month bitch - Birchbark's Black Lily of Tarkiln
1st American Bred - Birchbark's Matilda the Conqueror
              CLINT EASTWOOD!!!!!
Thank you Joanne Brainard for superb grooming and handling of Clint Eastwood!


Adora's Clint Eastwood
(BIS Can. Ch. Birchbark's Koda X
Can. Ch. Bythecreek's Adora Luba

OFA Good, OFA Elbows, Cardiologist Cleared Heart,
Cystinuria Carrier
FRANKLIN, grown up, taking the American Bred Class in Mass!!!
​OFA Hips & Elbows, Cardiologist cleared heart, Cystinuria clear by parentage.
Amy & Gus
WOW!   MATILDA!!!!!!!!!!
Birchbark's Matilda the Conqueror, taking BACK TO BACK 5 POINT MAJORS
March 5 & 6, 2016!
This was Matilda's second and third time showing, and she beat the boys too!!!!

Matilda's sire: American & Canadan Ch. By the Creek's Gusto at Birchbark
Matilda's dam: Birchbark's Sugar Britches

OFA Hips - Good
OFA Elbows, Cardiologist cleared Heart and Cystinuria clear.
MATILDA takes 2nd in Am Bred at the Newfoundland Nationa Specilty 2016!!!! WOW!
Birchbark's Voyage to Franklin, taking his first major towards his CH. in Mass.  Franklin is bred by me, and co-owned with Bett Hardy - April 2017, Joanne Brianard handling. 
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Ch. Birchbark's Sam Adams

​CH. BIRCHBARK'S MATILDA THE CONQUEROR THE NEW ENGLAND NEWFOUNDLAND CLUB SPECIALTY, DEC. 8, 2019, then a GROUP 2 at the EASTERN DOG SHOW, at 6.5 yrs of age!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Special thanks to Breeder Judge, Janet Cohen, and TEAM BRAINARD!!!!!!!!
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ABOVE: Birchbark's Mind Your Biscuits, AKC Pointed.  
Champion Birchbark's Sam Adams

OFA Good Hips, Elbows, cystinuria clear, and Cardiologist heart cleared.

Sire: Sun Valley's Smok,n Joe Birchbark
Dam: Ch. Birchbark's Matilda the Conqueror

Mini American Shepherd Female being retired from the show ring and whelping box.  If interested, call or message.