Friday, February 17, 2012

Outside to Play!

This is the second time the puppies have been outside; the first being weeks ago. This time they were very brave! I don't think I've ever had a litter of puppies who were so bold on their first outings. What good little pups!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Watching Westminster

Calla is fascinated with the all the breeds at Westminster.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

One Awesome Mom

Four and a half weeks into this litter, I have to give enormous credit to Claire. She is a thoroughly fantastic mother! She had an easy pregnancy and delivery, takes great care of her babies, and still keeps the puppy area spotless. Her happiest times now seem to be when she lays on her side and gently wrestles with the girls. One of the pups is reliably using the puppy pads, and the other is working on it. Clearly they are as smart as their mama. Claire, and the entire Barbet breed, continue to impress me with their intuition and intelligence. I feel so lucky to have gotten Claire as my foundation Barbet bitch. She is one in a million.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

4 weeks old today

Black Girl

Brown Girl

Today the puppies are 4 weeks old and they posed for their first formal shots. Trying to stack a 4 week old puppy is a bit like holding jello in your hands, but they did great and we were able to get a decent picture of each of them. So far they are really looking nice and correct. They both have a lot of bone and substance, compact bodies, and plush, blocky heads. Plus they are just so sweet!

Hanging Out With the Pups



Since the puppies came, we all spend a lot of time in the puppy room watching the babies. Now that they are older, proud mom Claire is happy to share them with the whippets, Calla and Skylar.