Monday, November 27, 2017

New Canine Good Neighbour Titles for the Boomer x Ellie pups!

Joy Hettler and Rizzo (Northrock's For the Joy of It CGN)
I'm so pleased to share the news that this past weekend three of the Boomer x Ellie (Northrock's All Night Boogie x URO1 CH Northrock's Eau de Joy CGN) puppies earned their CKC Canine Good Neighbour titles.

Susan Luyendyk and Marie (UKC/CKC CH Northrock's Forever Yours CGN)
 An enormous thank you to their owners Susan Luyendyk, Joy Hettler and Marisa Victor.  I'm so grateful to be able to share my passion for this beautiful breed with such devoted homes.  My thanks go out to them for the love they give to their dogs and the great job they have done raising them.  
 Hadfield (Northrock's Fly Me to the Moon CGN) owned by Marisa Victor
shows off his new title with his friend and handler Noreena Seery. 

Monday, November 13, 2017

New CKC Champion - Northrock's Forever Yours

Congratulations to Susan Luyendyk who beautifully handled her Barbet Marie to her CKC Championship last weekend under Judge Sean Shields at the Georgina Kennel and Obedience Club show in Lindsay, Ontario.  

UCH Northrock's Forever Yours is out of URO1 CH Northrock's Eau De Joy by Northrock's All Night Boogie.  I'm so proud of what Susan and Marie have accomplished together.  This is the second championship Susan has put on Marie - all owner-handled.  Thank you to the judges who have recognized the quality of this promising puppy.  We look forward to seeing what else this dynamic duo will achieve together.
Northrock's Forever Yours aka Sweet Marie beautifully handled to BOB at the Pine Ridge KC show by Susan.
Marie is a sweet Barbet and lives a happy life with Susan, Erik and her Berner "sisters".  I am so very grateful for the wonderful home they have given her.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Upcoming Litter at Northrock Barbets

Northrock Barbets Upcoming Litter Announcement 

💜 Puppies due December 2017 💜

BPIS CH Northrock’s Eureka CGN x BleuZorange C Boom Frimouss B
Pregnancy has been confirmed by ultrasound.   

We are happily anticipating the arrival of Lexi and Mouss' puppies in December.  Both of these Barbets have excellent health testing results and sweet temperaments.  More information, photos and the link to their health clearances are available on their respective pages on the Northrock Barbets website.

Our pretty girl Lexi has a CKC Championship and Canine Good Neighbour temperament title to her credit.  She has passed all of her health clearances with positive results; OFA Hips Good
OFA Elbows Normal
OFA Cardiac Normal
Eyes CAER Normal E2
OFA Thyroid Normal 
clear for dilution and prcd-PRA 

Frimouss is a handsome, athletic Barbet with moderate size and good bone.  He too has passed all of his health clearances; 
OFA Hips Excellent
 OFA Elbows Normal
 OFA Cardiac Normal
 Eyes CAER Normal
 OFA Thyroid Normal
clear for dilution and prcd-PRA.

It takes a village to move a breed forward with care and consideration for it's well being.  Many thanks to Lexi's family and her friend and co-owner Delia Bucknell.  We are looking forward to Lexi's second litter and are grateful to Mouss' breeder Denyse Rousseau of BleuZorange Barbet and his co-owner Carol Brown for the opportunity to use Mouss in our breeding program.  With this breeding we hope to produce beautiful, healthy puppies with wonderful temperaments that will excel as fabulous family pets.

We have a few more spaces available on our interest list for a puppy from this breeding.  If you would like to be considered for one of these puppies, I encourage you to reach out to us early on and we can begin the process of getting to know one another.

For more information please contact Stephanie Dixon

Please visit our Facebook Page Northrock Barbets for more news about our dogs.  We will continue to provide updates via the blog, just not as often.  

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Another performance title for Northrock's Dance With Me - Lyric

Northrock's Dance With Me RA, O-TN-I, O-XBR-I, IAC, ICC, WV-I, HP-I

Congratulations to Glenna Splerem and her Barbet Lyric on earning the final leg towards her CKC Rally Advanced title with a score of 99 and 2nd in class! I'm so proud of what you two have accomplished together. Lyric is from our Oreo x Sophie litter (MBIS GChEx Treebeard's Galileo CGN x URO1 UCD Ch Neigenuveaux Fleur d'Northrock WC CGN).  

This team has a ton of fun together and as you can see from the alphabet soup behind Lyric's name - this fast and fun Barbet has also earned several North American Dog Agility Council - NADAC titles.

Glenna and Lyric - agility practice

Glenna and Lyric - agility practice

Glenna and Lyric - Intro Extreme Barrel Racing 

Last month Lyric participated in her first Barn Hunt trial and earned a Q and 2nd place!  The Barbet is a very versatile breed and many enjoy performance sports.  I am so grateful for the wonderful life that Glenna gives Lyric - they sure are having a great deal of fun dancing together.

Glenna and Lyric (who really liked the judge LOL) at the Barn Hunt trial in October.