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
The Winston x Sophie puppies are doing great. They are a week old now. Small and precious, these little neonates still have not yet opened their eyes or ears. They do however taste, touch and smell. Their mobility is improving and they are pretty good at moving around in the whelping box and climbing over one another and their mother. The puppies are weighed daily, they have all gained well and have more than doubled their birth weights.
Lady - November 7
We started the Bio Sensor Exercises and Early Scent Introduction on day three and enjoy doing this with the pups. They receive lots of cuddles in these early weeks and regular nail trims have commenced. The puppies are absolutely marvellous. I love to sit in the whelping box with them and listen to their little coos and murmurs. The tiny little gulping sounds they make when Sophie's milk lets down are music to my ears. We are all so in love with these darling pups and are looking forward to getting to know their little personalities over the coming weeks.