Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Sunday, December 9, 2012
| ♥ Sophie ♥|
UCD CH Neigenuveaux Fleur d'Northock WC CGN
|Camping with Sophie|
|At Bruce's Mill Conservation Area with ♥Mona♥|
Bayport's Gem of Northrock
I want to share my home with dogs that I can do competitive sports with but who will also be up for whatever activity our active family wants to engage in. Swimming, canoeing, hiking or just hanging out with us at the kid’s soccer games. If it’s competition you desire, be it agility, obedience, rally-o or tracking Barbets are up to the challenge. If given the opportunity they also have the potential to serve as capable bird dogs for hunting or field tests.
|Swimming at the cottage with Mona and Sophie|
|Two in the canoe - no problem!|
|Hiking in the Rouge Valley with Sophie|
Right now Kelly is working on learning foundation skills that will serve her well in obedience and I’m considering trying agility with both girls. Although I have heard it’s highly addictive! Kelly has already been introduced to birds and I was excited about her reaction to them. I’m looking forward to being able to play in the field with her too.
|Lovin' the Chukar|
|Sophie, Kelly, Quincy|
|After a day field training....|
Because my dogs regularly spend time in the great outdoors it means they often bring it home in their coats. However, with proper care and management the benefit to the Barbet having a coat of hair and not fur means far less shedding so with all that cuddling you will never come away covered in dog hair!
|♥ Kelly ♥|
Northrock's Anchors Aweigh
Sunday, December 2, 2012
We have updated our website with information about our upcoming litter plans. Sophie (UCD CH Neigenuveaux Fleur d’Northrock WC CGN) will be bred in early 2013 to Chmurnik (CH Górki Podduchownej Chmurnik CGN). You can read more about our plans here.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
|Kelly at the local fire station.|
|Visiting the pet store|
After 12 to 13 weeks of age it’s normal for puppies to begin to show more reluctance and uncertainty about approaching something new. We worked really hard to socialize Kelly lots in the preceding weeks and she has learnt that life and new experiences are fun. It's not bad if your pup is initially worried about something new. What you want to see is the puppy “bounce back” from initially being afraid and go and approach whatever it is that she is worried about.
|Meeting the letter carrier|
|Riding the bus|
|Graduating from puppy kindergarden|
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Mr. Yellow…..Northrock’s Aspen Hill “Aspen”
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Sunday, September 23, 2012
The pups have had a wonderful 6th week full of new experiences and lots of love and affection.
|Mr. Yellow enjoys lunch al fresco|
|Mr. White and Mr. Brown - first car ride|
|Miss. Purple and Mr. Gray play tug of war in Oma's kitchen|
|Miss. Red has a spaw day|
Saturday, September 15, 2012
In addition to socialization to people the puppies have continued to have exposure to various different noises. They are spending time outside each day and this week they heard the loud sounds of the lawnmower, power tools, school bells ringing and noisy children playing outside at recess. Having neighbours doing renovation work and backing onto to an elementary school have been a real bonus! These puppies are learning not to be concerned by loud sounds. They merrily continue doing what they were doing when the noise starts up, whether this is playing or sleeping or eating. It’s no big deal to these pups.
|The A-Team Boys|