360-331-4270 Pacific time zone

Dear reader please be advised that my AKC Market place add has been hacked by some one in New Jersey and using the numb‚Äčer prefix 706  810..... and asking for deposites to be sent to them This is a scam and AKC has been notified  5/23/2020

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Astarte Kennels, and



My puppy's are sold exclusively from word of mouth, my website and from the American Kennel Marketplace, any other advertisements you may see online with my name or that of Astarte Kennels are fraudulent and should be ignored.

AKC designated Bred with a Heart Breeder of Bichons and Barbets 2017 and 2020


Due to recent online fraud, make sure you are speaking to the actual breeder!

Astarte Bichons Frises and Barbets was established in 1972 in Phoenix, Arizona where I showed my dogs in the South West and California for over 38 years. We moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1996.

I am a professor of psychology and teach genetics and Neuro-Psych for a University in the area.

We are a small family show and breeding kennel, including my Granddaughter Shanea Erickson and her daughters who are also actively showing making four generations. We are devoted to the betterment of the breed and striving to help new owners achieve success in the show ring, as well as with their family companions. We are not a puppy mill, breeding puppies for a profit. I do not sell and have never sold my puppies through pet shops, dealers or on listings for puppies you may find on the internet that deal with puppy mills or ill treated dogs. I do not and will not breed designer dogs EVER.

All our babies are born in our living room and are well socialized, not leaving home until they are ten weeks old. You are welcomed, and encouraged, to visit our homes as often as you like while your puppy waits to go to his or her forever home.

My puppies are guaranteed for two full years and I reserve first rights, for return of the puppy to me, if for some reason you can no longer keep him or her. I will provide testimonials and to speak with past puppy buyers.

We are members of the : AKC, The American Barbet Club, CKC, and Past President of the UKC: United Barbet Club.

We are now the proud owner of seven

Barbet's a rare breed French Water Dog five of only three hundred +-, in the United States and 1600+- in the world. The American Barbet Club is currently working toward full AKC recognition and are currently shown in the AKC miscellaneous

group. Barbets are now on the AKC FSS registry (foundation service) and are accepted in all of Europe and Canada in the National pure Bred Breed clubs. We are members of the Canadian Kennel Club, AKC and the American Barbet Breed club and a proud member and Past President of the UKC Barbet United Kennel Club. 

Please contact me by email at [email protected] or call me at 360-331-4270 (Pacific Time) about our dogs. We love to talk Bichon and Barbet. Puppies sold as either show potential, emotional service/therapy or companion puppies, as well as older dogs occasionally. Barbet puppies in the near future.

I can ship if needed.

Dr. Doris Newkirk

Whidbey Island, Washington