Friday, 23 June 2017

Martha and Murdoch puppies are 3 weeks old''

Gloves- the girl who is always looking for mischief and the most lively of the litter

Black girl- very gentle 

This boy is wearing the green collar, biggest in the litter and very determined in his actions and always competing with ''Gloves'' to be on your lap

This boy wears the orange collar and is one of the quieter boys who loves a cuddle

This boy used to wear the red collar, and is just one of those puppies that is just lovely to hold as you can't help but give him kisses 

This is the boy with two white feet who I had to use Snoop to keep him still for the photo as he is the most active boy in the litter, he is quite small but always manages to be first for a feed!

This is the smallest girl in the litter with one white foot, She holds her own against the other puppies but is the only one that hasn't managed to escape from the whelping box

As you can see the pups have changed in the last week, they now have toys to entertain them after feeding and they are responding well to the other dogs. Martha is on the mend but it has been quite a journey and I have practically camped in the whelping box as I have been very aware that with Martha ill it could have meant the pups suffered. We had a few days where Martha didn't have much milk but she soldiered on and although weight gains were not spectacular none of the pups lost weight so dear Martha has done an amazing job especially under the circumstances.There remains a lot of emails unanswered as I really have not had any spare time to be sat at the PC, but I will catch up I promise.

Friday, 16 June 2017

Martha and Murdoch puppies at 2 weeks

Solid black female
male with the 2 white feet
Male with two white feet
Little girl with a white foot

Little girl showing her one white foot

Solid black female
This was the male with the red collar but as I can id him by his white chest I have removed the collar.
This is Ex red collar boy

We are calling her Gloves, girl with 2 white feet
Little boy sporting the orange collar
Loving seeing their eyes, orange boy.

Sleepy boy after a good feed

The biggest  boy sporting the green collar.
It has been an exhausting week, as Martha has been unwell with a bad stomach but hopefully we have now turned a corner after several visits/phone calls to the vet and she is slowly on the mend. I hope the pups don't have a memory of this week regarding smells as there has been times that even I felt like I needed a mask and I hate the thought that a bad smell in the future will remind them of their Mother. She is still on her diet of sweet potato and chicken/fish with some extra calcium, but I really hope to get her back to her raw diet in the next 48 hours. Luckily the pups have been unaffected other than the air quality, and have continued to grow and develop as expected which is obvious when you see the photos. Martha is a good Mum as no way can you feel great when food travels through you at such a rate. With Martha improving I hope to answer some emails as it has been a week when the PC has taken a back seat.

Friday, 9 June 2017

Martha and Murdoch puppies have arrived

After so much disappointment over the last year or so I am thrilled to announce the safe arrival of Marthas' second litter. A miracle litter as the Father is a Canadian resident !
So welcome to the world the offspring of 
 Reeds Fowling Alexia ( Martha ) and  Gr Ch Ex Flacon D'Paris of Neigenuveaux CGN ( Murdoch)
It has been such a journey and the help from Florence Erwin , the breeder of Murdoch has just been amazing, not forgetting the help from her vet and of course a wonderful company in the UK, 
The puppies were due on Monday the 6th June, but decided that a Friday was a better Birthday so 6 strong healthy pups arrived between  7.30pm and 9pm, Sadly we have one puppy born stillborn at 10pm and then a late arrival of a healthy puppy at 11.30. So our grand total was 7 puppies, 4 males and 3 females.
We did have a few hiccups as Martha was slow to produce milk but all is well now and pups are close to doubling their birth weight.
So let me introduce them at 1 week old.

Black boy with a white chest sporting a green collar

Black boy with a white chest sporting a red collar

Black girl

Black male with white chest sporting an orange collar

Black girl with a white foot

Black boy with white chest and toes

Black girl with white front feet and chest

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Barbet Club AGM 2017

The Barbet Club AGM is on the 6th May open only to paid up members at Calley Memorial Hall, Chiseldon near Swindon, SN4 0LS at 11.00am .
All welcome at 1pm to meet for a walk and picnic at  Barbury Castle Country Park SN4 0QH 

Charlie and Hallie puppies

The 2 beautiful pups from Charlie and Hallie have now left to their new adventures with their new families. Amazing the difference with only 2 pups, Nightfall was a staggering 8.4kg at 8 weeks and Nightstar 6.1kg at her vet check.

Barbet puppy plans 2017

Fingers crossed for the lovely Martha as the 'mating' went as planned, so I hope that I will have some exciting news that it has worked in early May.

Monday, 27 March 2017

Novaforesta James Brown

This lovely boy is Novaforesta James Brown

Health testing has just started so we are waiting for his hip/ elbow result and MYDOGDNA shortly:
VWD type 1 - clear
D locus D/D

Novaforesta Laurel Oak news

Novaforesta Laurel Oak aka Archie, a lovely boy from Reeds fowling Alexia (Martha) and Novaforesta Dudley (Ooli) has now passed all his health checks to be a Stud dog :)

Confirmed Exc in France
Hips 7/7
Elbows 0/0
VWD type 1 - clear
D-locus D/D
Eye test certificate March 2017
MYDOGDNA to follow
DNA profile (isag 2006).

Archie is a family dog who is available for stud for a short period of time before he is castrated.
The reasons for castration are that he is walked in a popular dog walking area and not all male dogs like the games that he plays, so with 2 others from the litter (Lady Fern and Lily of the valley) also having passed health tests for breeding it makes sense for him to sire just one litter and do his bit for the breed which I am sure he will enjoy.

Charamese Hermione x Outdoors Je Suis Charlie puppies

Charamese Hermione aka Hallie with Outdoors Je Suis Charlie  aka Charlie are the proud parents of 2 beautiful puppies born on 5th Feb 2017, they are now 7 weeks and will shortly be going to their new homes. As 2017 is an 'N' naming year in France, the male is Novaforesta Nightfall and the female is Novaforesta Nightstar. I think that Nightfall broke records as his birthweight was 570g! 

Nightfall on his feet at 2 weeks

Nightstar overdosed on milk

Novaforesta Nightfall and Nightstar 

First forest walk 

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First time to explore mud 

Barbet Litter plans

The good news is that I am planning another litter Spring 2017;2:865846&g=4&p=bar&o=ajgrep

Reeds Fowling Alexia aka Martha with  GrChX Flacon D’Paris of Neigenuveaux CGN, ROM aka Murdoch- Murdoch is the top winning Barbet throughout Canada :).




 Reeds Fowling Alexia 
Hips 7/8
VWD Type 1 - clear
VWD type 2 - clear
Eye test clear August 2016
D Locus D/D
DNA profile

GrChX Flacon D’Paris of Neigenuveaux CGN
Hips- good
Elbows- no sign of elbow dysplasia
Thyroid -not affected
D locus D/D
DNA profile