Saturday, March 30, 2013

Barbet Puppy Napa at 4 Weeks

This weekend baby Napa's new family came to visit with her for the first time. As they live quite a long way from us, we appreciate having such a great puppy family who are willing to commit so much time to their tiny girl. Thanks for the great photos, Courtney!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Fun Photo Day

Even though it's spring, we had 5" of snow overnight. It was fun taking Bob out for some jump practice. Calla was happy sleeping on her pilow, and we had fun with our beautiful puppy, who is getting very big!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Barbet Sisters

While Claire was outside stretching her legs, Solene had the perfect opportunity to hop in and meet her little sister. Solene was so excited as she had been hearing the mysterious squeaks and she was finally able to see who was responsible for the noises! Baby Napa was quite surprised to have another dog with her, but Solene quickly settled in to gently wrestle with the baby.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Solene's OFA Prelims

Today I took Solene to my vet for her OFA Preliminary xrays. Although OFA does not give permanent hip scores until after a dog's second birthday, prelim xrays on a dog over one year of age are quite reliable in determining permanent scoring. Solene's xrays looks great to me and my vet. Soon we will have the official result from OFA.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Barbet Girls Solene and Nessa

We are so pleased with the progress of our young Barbet girls. They are maturing into lovely examples of the breed, both having excellent conformation and movement.



We try to give her many snuggly places to sleep

She's now sitting up for a visit with mom

Big stretch!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Premier Top Ten Invitations!

This was an exciting day at the post office. My mailbox was stuffed full with big envelopes from the UKC. Inside there were certificates for my dog's rankings for 2012 and invitations for them to compete in the Top Ten Competition at Premier in Kalamazoo this coming June. I'm really excited for this year's Premier show with the first UKC Barbet specialty and the chance to show in the Top Ten Competition. It will be the first time that Barbet have ever appeared in the UKC's Top Ten!


Friday, March 8, 2013

One Week Already!

Already one week has flown by and we are really enjoying our little girl. Claire is very proud of her!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Birthday Bob

It's Bob's 8th Birthday! This has been an exciting year for Bob. We started training in Agility and he has proven to be an excellent student! He is focused, enthusiastic, and so much fun to work with. Proving that an old dog can learn new tricks, Bob has two legs toward his Novice Agility and Novice Jumper title after just two trials. I'm looking forward to us learning more together.  Happy birthday, little guy!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Pseudo Sibling!

A singleton litter presents some concerns, and one of the ways we are helping is with a SnugglePuppy, a warm sibling with a beating heart, that gives our little girl a soft place to curl up or drape over.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Daily Pupdate

Claire's little girl is up to 558g today and is doing well at 48 hours old. Claire is such a super mum.  As an only child, our puppy has a variety of stand-in siblings. This little bunny seems to be telling her a secret!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Our Newest Baby Barbet Puppy

Today was a very special day for us. Claire had her single, sweet puppy and she weighed in at 395 grams, just under a pound! She's a solid black girl with a lot of coat, just like Claire. Mother and daughter are doing great, and we will be posting lots of pictures as this young lady grows!

Baby Girl, just two hours old

Tiny puppy, snuggled in with mom