Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Mango x Marie Puppies: Seven Weeks Old

In this video the puppies are 42 days old. They are enjoying some playtime in their puppy pen. They are a quiet and content bunch, for the moment anyway.

The weather has been very good this week and the pups are outside several times a day now and enjoying every minute of their new play spaces. Here they are exploring their exercise area in the front yard.

It was so much fun to be able to get together with other Barbet breeders and go over the Mango and Marie puppies on Sunday the 24th. The sun was out and we enjoyed observing the pups at play, running about the yard and we were able to get them up on the table and evaluate their conformation. Thank you Carole Bouthillette and Janet Black Evans for sharing your opinions of the litter. Susan Luyendyk and I are so pleased with the overall quality and consistency of the pups. They are a nice bunch of Barbet babies and they have wonderful personalities.

Frequent updates and photos are posted on our Northrock Barbets Facebook Page if you would like to follow the litter's progress.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Puppies expected at Northrock Barbets in December!

Ultrasound image showing four of Polo and Gracie's little ones.

We are happy to share the good news regarding the Polo x Gracie breeding. This week I took Gracie to the vet and her pregnancy has been confirmed by ultrasound. We are keeping our thoughts positive that all will continue to go well and that a healthy litter will be born in the second week of December.

More information about this exciting breeding is available on our website. If you are interested in a puppy for show, performance or as a loving companion, please send us an email providing information about yourself, where you live, they type of puppy you are looking for and the home that you can provide to one of our puppies. 

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Mango x Marie Puppies: Four Weeks Old

Dear Puppy Diary,

Well week four, days 22-28 are behind us now.  Lots of new things happened in this week.  Pups are out of the whelping room and have graduated out of the whelping box near the end of this past week.

The puppy pen is set up in the kitchen where they are slowly being integrated into everyday life, lots of activity in this area of the house.  Plenty of visitors coming and going, and they even get to see the resident cat as he tiptoes pas their pen.

They are fully engaged with each other and there are some squabbles beginning as they test each others tolerance.  Their teeth have emerged and their canines are like needles.....ouch!  

They met their first singing toy complete with lights flashing, it was a big hit.  Their litter training is coming along very well and getting better by the day.

Best of all and to top the week off, on day 28 they had their first meal at 7:00 am that morning.  They dove into breakfast with great gusto, delighting us all with their enthusiasm.  They sure are a fun little bunch of pups.

Days 29-35 are about to begin...exciting plans in place already.

Susan Luyendyk and 
Sweet Marie

Frequent updates and photos are posted on our Northrock Barbets Facebook Page if you would like to follow the litter's progress.