After many years of sharing our Barbet news and writing about the growth and development of our Barbet puppies we retired the blog at the end of 2020. All of the past entries remain posted so feel free to take a look around and scroll through previous posts to get a feel for the breed, our dogs and how we raise our litters. More information about the Barbet (French Water Dog) can be found on our website: www.northrockbarbets.com
We are very excited about our upcoming litter here at Northrock. Mona has been bred to Obie and she is expecting puppies the first week of October. Details about the breeding can be found on our website. Mona is such a sweet Barbet and her pregnancy is going well. Pregnancy was confirmed by palpation at the end of August and the positive palpation combined with other signs that Mona has been exhibiting
(an increase in lazy behaviour, her nipples are pinking up and getting
larger and she had experienced morning sickness) all point to
Photo credit: National Geographic, fetus at 39 days
Here is a link to a past post that has some information about how puppies develop when they are still inside their dam.
If you would like a
further glimpse into the canine womb to see what exactly is going on, National
Geographic has created an incredible video called “In the Womb:
Dogs”.It is a fascinating
documentary about the fetal development of 3 different breeds.If you ever get the chance to watch it I
highly recommend it.Here is a little
We are very much looking forward to meeting these Obie x Mona pups. Obie is a really nice Barbet and together with Obie's owners Paul Hunter and Chris and Ula Pepper of Nappyroots Reg'd we are counting down the days until these precious puppies arrive!