Tuesday, January 24, 2017
The Boomer and Ellie puppies had a great first week. They are steadily gaining weight and are all over the one pound mark. Ellie is a doing a fabulous job as a new mother and is gentle and patient with her puppies. She has a very relaxed approach to motherhood.
The puppies are in the neonatal development period and will remain in this stage until they are 2 weeks old. When they are born, puppies eyes and ears are closed and they are dependant on their dams for their survival. They need their dam not only for food but also to stimulate them in order for them to eliminate. Puppies are also unable to regulate their own body temperature so they stay warm by snuggling up to their mother and litter mates.
Early Neurological Stimulation & Early Scent Introduction exercises were started on day 3 and will continue until day 16. These adorable puppies also receive a great deal of handling as it's difficult to stay out of the whelping box.
The kids have come up with litter nick names for the puppies and have named them all after chocolate bars. They are as follows:
Dark Blue Boy: Mr. Big
Light Blue Boy: Snickers
Green Boy: Oh Henry
Orange Boy: Rolo
Brown Boy: Hershey
Red Girl: Kit Kat
Pink Girl: Sweet Marie
Purple Girl: Baby Ruth
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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
We are pleased to announce the safe arrival of the
Boomer x Ellie puppies born January 16th, 2017.
This much anticipated litter is out of
URO1 CH Northrock's Eau de Joy CGN by Northrock's All Night Boogie.
Ellie whelped 8 beautiful puppies with ease and is doing a wonderful job mothering her babies. This will be Northrock's "F" litter and our fabulous cast of characters consists of 5 males (4 black and 1 brown) and 3 females (all black).
Many thanks to my dear friend Lise Pomeroy, Ellie's co-owner and to Boomer's co-owners Bobby Souchereau and Sylvie Marleau for helping to make this litter a possibility. Thanks also to Nellemarie Hyde and my daughter Olivia for being such supportive whelper helpers!
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We are happy to share the good news that on January 14th, 2017 a pretty litter of two healthy females was born at WulYmut Barbets. Northrock's All Night Boogie "Boomer" and WulYmut's Jelly Tot "Emma" are the sire and dam. Congratulations to breeders Heath and Helen Kenyon. Many thanks to Boomer's co-owners Bobby Souchereau and Sylvie Marleau who helped to make this litter possible.
Friday, January 6, 2017
Northrock Barbets is happy to share that Ellie (URO1 CH Northrock’s Eau de Joy CGN) has been bred to Boomer (Northrock’s All Night Boogie) and we are expecting puppies mid January!
Ellie is a friendly Barbet with a calm and gentle nature. She loves to swim, even in the coldest water! Ellie has a UKC rally-obedience title and a CKC conformation title.
Boomer is a fun loving Barbet. He is a sweet dog with dark brown eyes and a gentle expression. Athletic and well proportioned, he is a moderate male with a lovely temperament.
Both Boomer and Ellie have OFA Good hips, normal elbows, eyes, heart and thyroid. They are both clear for dilution. Clearances for both dogs are available on the OFA public database.
With this breeding we hope to produce healthy puppies with good structure, type and temperament that will make outstanding companions.
This past December Rex (HickoryTavern Epic D'Northrock CGN) earned his Canine Good Neighbour temperament title. He is such a delightful Barbet! His co-owners John and Cherise are doing wonderful job raising him.