Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Upcoming Litter at Northrock Barbets
We are pleased to announce our upcoming litter at Northrock Barbets.
Pregnancy has been confirmed by ultrasound.
Puppies expected August 2018
At Northrock, we have high hopes that this pairing will produce beautiful Barbets with lovely temperaments and that these special puppies will go on to make wonderful companions. This is a breeding that has been planned for quite some time. Ellie has been bred by frozen semen to Tux. It has truly been a team effort that has brought us this far and although we are only halfway through Ellie’s pregnancy we are thinking positively that we will be welcoming puppies later this summer. The pedigree for this breeding can be found here
Bred by Anne Plomp in the Netherlands, Tux is co-owned with her and Marian Vos. We are ever so pleased to have the opportunity to use their handsome male with Ellie. At four years of age this Dutch Champion exemplifies the type that we admire in the breed. He has excellent bone and nice proportions. A strong muzzle with large teeth and good ear set lend themselves to a pleasing masculine head with correct expression. He is clean moving and well balanced with a beautiful coat. His fun and friendly personality wins over admirers wherever he goes. Tux lives on a farm with his half-brother, sheep, horses and chickens. Tux’s has A hips and normal eye exams. He has been DNA tested with MyDogDNA and Embark. A carrier for von Willebrand Type 1, he is clear for dilution and prcd-PRA.
Ellie is co-owned with myself and Lise Pomeroy. She is a sweet natured three and a half year old Barbet. She loves to swim, even in the coldest water! A Saint John Ambulance therapy dog she also has UKC rally-obedience and CKC conformation and temperament titles to her credit. This will be Ellie’s second litter. Her first litter is a year and a half old now. She was an attentive and loving mother and it was a joy to watch her care for her puppies. Several of her pups are titled in conformation and have obtained their Canine Good Neighbour temperament titles. They are all doing well as much loved members of their families. You can read more about Ellie and link to information on her health clearances (Hips, Elbows, Eyes, Cardiac, Thyroid, prcd-PRA and dilution) by visiting her page. Ellie has been tested with Embark and is clear for von Willebrand Type 1.
We anticipate this pairing to produce good looking puppies that are sound in body and mind and a pleasure to live with. We often have homes waiting long in advance for a Barbet from one of our litters and recommend that people express their interest for a puppy early on.
More information about our breeding program is available on the website and we invite you to like our Facebook page to learn more about our dogs and how we raise our litters here at Northrock.