Barbet News (page 24)
Second barbet litter born in the UK.
The second litter of barbet puppies has been born in the UK. Born on Saturday 29th November 2008 they arrived a few days earlier than their 2/12/08 due date. The first one appeared at 6.30 in the evening and seemed to take Bepop by surprise (its her first litter) and had to have its sac broken for her but from there on in Bepop took over and delivered the rest herself, the last puppy arriving at midnight. Twelve puppies were born in all, 6 males and 6 females. Of the six boys, three are solid black and the other three have various white markings on their chests and feet. Of the six girls, two are solid black, two have small white markings and the other two have white patches on their chests. Birth weights range from 430g to 210g and so far all seem healthy although their developement will be monitored over the next few weeks.
Bepop is proving to be an excellent mother and is keeping a close eye on her litter making sure they are all kept clean and close to her.
Congratulations are also due to Caya de la serve de la Chapelle d'Alexandre who has become a father for the first time.