Friday, July 31, 2020

The Jack x Marie Litter - Week One

Saga of the Northrock Beach Blanket Bingo Litter - Week One
Friday July 31, 2020

Dear puppy pen diary,
On Friday morning July 24, 2020, Our Sweet Marie with her usual flair decided she would have her pups in the closet of the spare bedroom completely disregarding the fact we had been sleeping together in the whelping room for the past 5 days and she knew the space well.
Marie made it very clear to me standing outside that closed door at 7:15 am, after being in Stage 1 labour all the previous night that it would be in my best interest to open that door. Now to be fair to Marie it is a room she was familiar with and the closet did have a stash of stuffies and dog beds but it was a room we did not use.
I have come to understand in our 3.5 year relationship together that Marie always knows what is best for Marie and so deciding to go with the flow I said “Sure, let’s get it done. But just to let you know it will only be 1 pup!” We barely had time to strip out the closet and lay some bedding down for her before she presented us with Frankie at 7:33 am Friday July 24, 2020.

We moved swiftly to the whelping room as soon as Marie gave us the green light where she quickly had Annette, Sugar Kane, Bonnie, Eric von Zipper, Bullet, Lorelei and was finished whelping by 8:52! That’s approximately 11.5 minutes each. Let me tell you it was all hands on deck at our house that morning.
Marie is doing very well physically and has rebounded with great aplomb to her typical sweet self. She dedicates her days to cleaning and feeding her offspring with great gusto and stands politely with a watchful eye when I am cleaning the puppy pen and weighing pups twice daily. Which by the way by Day 6 all the pups had doubled their birth weight, good job team.
Nail clipping commenced on Day 3 and will continue every 3 days going forward. Oh my gosh, let me just share how difficult a task that is to achieve, those nails are itsy, bitsy, teeny, weeny little things that are clipped with human nail clippers, a very steady hand and nerves of steel.
Some soft toys have been introduced to the whelping box on Day 5 to give a little bit of a challenge crawling over and around them. They stimulate their senses and besides that they also make a great place to rest and snuggle for a minute while on that long trek across the pen to get to the other side.
P!nkie has been an incredibly patient big sister this week. Although she can hear those siblings she has yet to meet them and she is so very intrigued. Perhaps she will get to meet them this coming week but, first we will have to have Marie’s permission of course.

Week 2 is about to start and we just may find a few eyes opening and maybe some ear flaps dropping and their hearing kicking in. Then we’ll be in for a noisy rambunctious time after these 2 senses are functioning.
Catch you next week. Over and out from the puppy pen.
Susan, Sweet Marie, et al

These puppies all have special homes waiting for them. If you would like to follow the litter's progress please join us on Facebook and like our Northrock Barbets page to see frequent updates and photos. 

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Puppies born at Treebeard Barbets


On July 27th the Jax and Scarlett puppies were born at Treebeard Barbets.
CH Northrock’s Good Vibrations x GCH TreeBeard’s Barbetdeau Mirage

Congratulations to breeder Janet Black Evans 
on the arrival of 3 beautiful puppies, 2 girls and 1 boy. Many thanks to Jax's co-owner Paul Walker and his family for helping to make this breeding possible. 
Scarlett and her pups are doing great and we are all looking forward to watching this exciting litter develop. 
*These puppies are spoken for.*


Saturday, July 25, 2020

Welcoming the Jack and Marie Litter

GCH Treebeard's Jack Of All Trades x CH Northrock's Forever Yours CGN      ****These puppies have all been spoken for *****

On July 24th, 2020 under Susan Luyendyk's watchful care, Marie gave birth to a beautiful litter of seven puppies. There are four females and three males. Many thanks to Jack's owners, Janet Black Evans and Brittany and Karsten Grolle for all of their co-operation. 


Mama Marie and her little ones are doing great and we are looking forward to watching these precious pups grow and develop.

If you would like to follow the litter's progress please join us on Facebook and like our Northrock Barbets page to see frequent updates and photos. 

Friday, July 10, 2020

Litter Born at Hickory Tavern Farm Barbets


Congratulations to breeder Judy Descutner at Hickory Tavern Farm Barbet on her recent litter of seven puppies born July 8, 2020 by CH Northrock's Athos Pascal and out of her beautiful girl Hickory Tavern Former Child Star CM3.  A big thank you to Pascal's co-owners Josh and Maria for helping to make this breeding possible.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Upcoming Litter Plans at Northrock Barbets

Summer 2020

*** THIS LITTER HAS ALL BEEN SPOKEN FOR ***

   The interest list for a puppy from this litter is full.


Jack x Marie
GCH Treebeard's Jack of All Trades x CH Northrock's Forever Yours CGN

This litter is co-bred with Susan Luyendyk and the puppies will be born and raised at her country home which is located east of Toronto.  The dam of the litter is Susan's wonderful girl Marie (CH Northrock's Forever Yours CGN) and you can read more about her on her page.  The sire of the litter is GCH Treebeard's Jack of All Trades.  A healthy, handsome and good natured Barbet who is a big teddybear of a dog. Much gratitude to his owners Janet Black Evans and Brittany and Karsten Grolle for their support and co-operation in making this litter possible.  

Saturday, June 13, 2020

New Advanced Trick Dog Title for Northrock's Just 2 C U Smile!


Congratulations to Vilma and her Barbet, Milou (Northrock's Just 2 C U Smile). This week Milou earned his Advanced Trick Dog Title at Scholars in Collars Dog Training. To earn this title the dog must perform tricks all off-leash without any treats or toy lures. I'm so proud of the beautiful partnership these two haveđź’– They have such fun training together and I'm excited to see what they will achieve next.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

New Beginnings for the Beau x Rizzo Puppies

CH Hickory Tavern Fool For Brookberry CM 
CH Northrock's For The Joy Of It CGN 

And so a new adventure begins for each of the Beau and Rizzo puppies. They are such sweet-natured, pretty puppies with lovely personalities. They brought so much happiness into all of our lives and truly were a bright light during the difficult times that the world is facing.  

A big thank you to Beau's owners; Donna and Stephanie Forte and Judy Descutner for their support and friendship throughout.  Beau has certainly passed on his good looks to his offspring as these puppies are so homogenous it was truly a challenge at times telling them apart.  

Rizzo's co-owner and our dear friend Joy has also shared every step of this journey with us and what a good time we have had enJOYing these adorable puppies and watching them grow and mature. 

It has been an absolute joy sharing these last several weeks with the Happiness litter and now that they have gone to their new homes they are continuing to bring smiles to our faces when photos and updates are shared by their new owners.

I am pleased to introduce clockwise from the top right; Merry who now goes by Rey, Happy who is now called Carley, Giggles who is Belle and last but certainly not least is Jolly whose new name is Rosco.
Thank you to the wonderful families who have welcomed their Northrock puppy into their hearts and homes.  I know each of these special pups is already very much loved and cherished.