Barbet News (page 66)
British boys make their mark abroad.
While it is often the bitches making the news with their very welcome litters, British male barbets have been in demand for matings from Finland and Holland in 2012.
Alba and her barbet puppies.
Earlier in the year QuaciŽndas Alba Aqua-Aura made the trip over from Holland to be mated with Novaforesta Dudley(aka Ooli). It was the second trip to the UK made by Anne and Wouter, Alba`s owners as they had wanted to see him in the flesh, to be sure that he was the right choice for Alba. Alba had her puppies, a litter of eight (three males & five females) on 31st May. You can follow the progress of Alba and Ooli`s puppies and Lotus, the female from the litter which Anne has kept by visiting the Nuphar website
Mini, Ruudie & Ozzie in Finland.
Back in August Marjo-Riitta Kervinen made the long journey from Finland to the UK with her bitch `Borealii Dam Didam` better known as Emma for a mating with Novaforesta Duplo.
On 22nd October Emma gave birth to three pups, a female Mini and two boys Ruudie and Ozzie, all three are black but Mini and Ozzie have a flash of white on the chest just like their dad. Well done Duplo !! To complete the story, the Tuck family, Duplo`s owners have been over to Finland on holiday and spent two days with Marjo-Riitta, Emma and her pups.
Laulava Toutes t'Adorent and her pups in Holland.
As if Duplo wasn`t doing enough flag waving for the UK, `Novaforesta Eton` was mated with `Laulava Toutes t'Adorent` when she was brougt to the UK by her owner Brigitte Waller at the end of September.
As if by design the pups were born on 30th November (Eton's birthday) and the litter of seven pups was made up of 3 brown females, 2 black females, 1 brown male and 1 black male.
You can follow the progress of the pups on Brigitte`s Barbedoux Kennel website (there is a lovely photo of Eton with Toutes as well)