Monday, November 13, 2017

New CKC Champion - Northrock's Forever Yours

Congratulations to Susan Luyendyk who beautifully handled her Barbet Marie to her CKC Championship last weekend under Judge Sean Shields at the Georgina Kennel and Obedience Club show in Lindsay, Ontario.  

UCH Northrock's Forever Yours is out of URO1 CH Northrock's Eau De Joy by Northrock's All Night Boogie.  I'm so proud of what Susan and Marie have accomplished together.  This is the second championship Susan has put on Marie - all owner-handled.  Thank you to the judges who have recognized the quality of this promising puppy.  We look forward to seeing what else this dynamic duo will achieve together.
Northrock's Forever Yours aka Sweet Marie beautifully handled to BOB at the Pine Ridge KC show by Susan.
Marie is a sweet Barbet and lives a happy life with Susan, Erik and her Berner "sisters".  I am so very grateful for the wonderful home they have given her.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Upcoming Litter at Northrock Barbets

Northrock Barbets Upcoming Litter Announcement 

💜 Puppies due December 2017 💜

BPIS CH Northrock’s Eureka CGN x BleuZorange C Boom Frimouss B
Pregnancy has been confirmed by ultrasound.   

We are happily anticipating the arrival of Lexi and Mouss' puppies in December.  Both of these Barbets have excellent health testing results and sweet temperaments.  More information, photos and the link to their health clearances are available on their respective pages on the Northrock Barbets website.

Our pretty girl Lexi has a CKC Championship and Canine Good Neighbour temperament title to her credit.  She has passed all of her health clearances with positive results; OFA Hips Good
OFA Elbows Normal
OFA Cardiac Normal
Eyes CAER Normal E2
OFA Thyroid Normal 
clear for dilution and prcd-PRA 

Frimouss is a handsome, athletic Barbet with moderate size and good bone.  He too has passed all of his health clearances; 
OFA Hips Excellent
 OFA Elbows Normal
 OFA Cardiac Normal
 Eyes CAER Normal
 OFA Thyroid Normal
clear for dilution and prcd-PRA.

It takes a village to move a breed forward with care and consideration for it's well being.  Many thanks to Lexi's family and her friend and co-owner Delia Bucknell.  We are looking forward to Lexi's second litter and are grateful to Mouss' breeder Denyse Rousseau of BleuZorange Barbet and his co-owner Carol Brown for the opportunity to use Mouss in our breeding program.  With this breeding we hope to produce beautiful, healthy puppies with wonderful temperaments that will excel as fabulous family pets.

We have a few more spaces available on our interest list for a puppy from this breeding.  If you would like to be considered for one of these puppies, I encourage you to reach out to us early on and we can begin the process of getting to know one another.

For more information please contact Stephanie Dixon

Please visit our Facebook Page Northrock Barbets for more news about our dogs.  We will continue to provide updates via the blog, just not as often.  

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Another performance title for Northrock's Dance With Me - Lyric

Northrock's Dance With Me RA, O-TN-I, O-XBR-I, IAC, ICC, WV-I, HP-I

Congratulations to Glenna Splerem and her Barbet Lyric on earning the final leg towards her CKC Rally Advanced title with a score of 99 and 2nd in class! I'm so proud of what you two have accomplished together. Lyric is from our Oreo x Sophie litter (MBIS GChEx Treebeard's Galileo CGN x URO1 UCD Ch Neigenuveaux Fleur d'Northrock WC CGN).  

This team has a ton of fun together and as you can see from the alphabet soup behind Lyric's name - this fast and fun Barbet has also earned several North American Dog Agility Council - NADAC titles.

Glenna and Lyric - agility practice

Glenna and Lyric - agility practice

Glenna and Lyric - Intro Extreme Barrel Racing 

Last month Lyric participated in her first Barn Hunt trial and earned a Q and 2nd place!  The Barbet is a very versatile breed and many enjoy performance sports.  I am so grateful for the wonderful life that Glenna gives Lyric - they sure are having a great deal of fun dancing together.

Glenna and Lyric (who really liked the judge LOL) at the Barn Hunt trial in October. 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Northrock's Forever Yours - A New UKC Champion!

Our heartfelt congratulations to Susan Luyendyk and her Barbet puppy Marie on completing her UKC Championship at the recent Maple Leaf Kennel Club shows held over the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend.  Marie was beautifully presented by her owner Susan and together this wonderful team came away from the weekend with two Gun Dog group seconds, one group first and Reserve Best In Show! Thank you to Judges William Hosler, Laurie Soutar, Karyn Colman and Margaret Doster for their recognition of this promising young puppy. Marie is out of URO1 CH Northrock's Eau de Joy CGN and Northrock's All Night Boogie.  

Susan and Marie after Marie's Group second win under Judge William Hossler.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Odin is a New CKC Champion!

We are pleased to celebrate a new conformation champion at Northrock Barbets.  Odin, Northrock's Full Morning Star, finished his championship at the Pine Ridge Kennel Club this past weekend.  We are delighted with this young puppy and look forward to seeing what he and his wonderful co-owner Andrew Rhodes will get up to next. Thank you to all the judges who recognized his quality along the way to his new title. Odin is out of Northrock's Eau De Joy by Northrock's All Night Boogie. 
Odin was handled to his Championship by his new buddy Peter Scott.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Billy x Lexi Puppies 8 - 10 weeks

Our special time with the Billy x Lexi litter is coming to a close.  I am so grateful for the opportunity to have lived with these little ones for their first nine to ten weeks.  I absolutely adore these puppies and their dam Lexi has done a wonderful job caring for them.

The past few weeks have included their temperament testing, structural evaluation, chiropractic appointment and veterinary visit.  They have had multiple car rides and visits alone and with their littermates to new environments and have made lots of new friends. 

A fun trip to a friend's house
Ballon fun on their 10 week birthday

Hermione was especially relaxed at the vets!
A special gift that came all the way from the Netherlands
from Billy (Nuphar's Everything Zen) for Lexi and their puppies.  

The weather has been really nice this past July and the puppies have spent a great deal of time outside. Playing with the toys in their outdoor pen, splashing in the pool and running around the backyard.  I am really happy with the promise that these puppies are showing.  They are typey, sound and have delightful personalities.  I have fallen deeply in love with them all!

Lexi and her family 
We are so thankful to Delia and her family for sharing Lexi with us.  She is a joy to be around and our time with her seemed to fly by.  Of course these puppies would not be here with out the cooperation of Billy's owner Olav van Schie and breeder Anne Plomp - it's been a team effort with beautiful results.  Thank you all.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Billy x Lexi Puppies 5 - 7 Weeks

We are truly having such a great time raising this litter of puppies.  They are an absolute delight!  Each of the pups have lovely personalities and we are pleased with what Billy x Lexi have produced as it is thus far a very uniform and typey Barbet litter.

During the past few weeks the puppies have continued to enjoy playing on the different environmental toys that are put in both their indoor and outdoor pens. One of their favourites is the tunnel which they enjoy running through and jumping on. In addition to using the potty box to eliminate in, they also make several trips outside to potty - good bathroom habits are well under way.  They have had many visitors over the last few weeks, delighting them with their antics and impressing them with their sweetness.  Car rides to new places have been uneventful with little to no noise from the little ones.  Their temperament testing is now complete as well. We are happy to say that they have taken every new experience in stride!  
The puppies eating outside at 5 weeks

They love the swing too!  6 weeks old.

Summer is a great playmate - 6 weeks

Ron - splashing in the water bowl at 5 weeks
With the weather being so warm there is often water for them to play with in their outdoor pen and they take full advantage of being able to wade and splash in it.  In fact they will resort to splashing in their drinking bowl if nothing else is available!

Backyard play at 7 weeks 

Frozen beef windpipes are greatly enjoyed
by the puppies at 7 weeks
Hermione with the bird wing - 7 weeks
Soon they will be departing for their new homes and we will treasure the remaining time we have with them while they are still in our care.

Please visit our Facebook Page Northrock Barbets for frequent video and photo updates of the Billy x Lexi pups.  We will also be providing updates via the blog, just not as often.