Our Dogs

 

We have two young female barbets that we hope will form the basis of our breeding stock. Both girls are third generation decendents of the two females we imported into the UK in 2007 so we have first hand experience of their grandparents and parents which enables us to make informed choices with regard to potential stud dogs, while maintaining the genetic variability within the UK barbet population going forward.

 

Hallie (Charamese Hermione)

Hallie (Charamese Hermione).

Hallie (Charamese Hermione)

Hallie (Charamese Hermione) was bred in the UK by Julie McDougal and comes from a litter of 14. Born on 04/04/12, Hallie is the daughter of two dogs of our own breeding, her dam, Bonnie (Novaforesta Dora) and sire Eton (Novaforesta Eton) are both excellent examples of the breed and with a breeding coefficient of 8.57% over six generations, this was a litter that we obviously took a keen interest in.

Hallie has passed all her health checks with flying colours, she has a B.V.A hip score of 9 (4,5) which is an `A` in the European equivalent and passed her B.V.A Eye Test in July 2013.

While it is not a requirement for UK barbets, Hallie has passed `Confirmation` in France - where dogs over a year old are examined by an experienced French judge and certified as being good examples of the breed, and for good measure, while she was there was awarded the CACIB (Certificat d'Aptitude au Championnat International de Beauté), of course we already knew that she is a beauty. Hallie has since gone on to achieve further success in the showring and is now a French Champion.

Not just a pretty face, Hallie has also passed the Test d`Aptitude Naturelle (Eau) the basic French test for retrievers in water.

Hallie`s pedigree can be viewed by clicking Here

Hallie - Charamese Hermione doing what water dogs do.

Hallie - Charamese Hermione doing what water dogs do.

 

 

Martha (Reeds Fowlings Alexia)

Martha (Reeds Fowlings Alexia).

Martha Reeds Fowlings Alexia)

Martha (Reeds Fowlings Alexia) was born in Holland on 14/08/2012 and was imported into the UK in December of that year. Again this was a litter whose progress was being monitored as Martha`s mother (Novaforesta Effie) was born in the UK and remained with us while waiting the extra weeks for her rabies vaccinations to be done before travelling to Holland. Effie proved to be an excellent pup, smart, easy to train and with an excellent temperament to match. While it is always very tempting to keep a pup from each litter, over time it becomes harder to keep collecting more and more dogs and to be part of an ongoing breeding program you need to keep expanding the gene pool available to you. When Effie was mated with Quaciendas Alex Gauche Unique and a female was available this seemed to be too good an opportunity to pass up on.

Martha has shown all the qualities which we hoped for and is now used as a stooge/demonstration dog at our local puppy class. She has always been a bit of a character and always seems to make people smile. Despite giving the appearance of being a bit of a diva at times, Martha is more than happy to give truth to the saying "as muddy as a barbet" and passed the Test d`Aptitude Naturelle (Eau) the basic French test for retrievers in water.

Marth passed her B.V.A Eye Test in July 2013 and she has a B.V.A hip score of 15 (7,8) which is an `B` in the European equivalent.

Martha has passed `Confirmation` in France - where dogs over a year old are examined by an experienced French judge and certified as being good examples of the breed, and was graded as `Excellent` by two different judges over two days at a major show in France.

Martha`s pedigree can be viewed by clicking Here

 

 

Pi (Netis Jitterbug)

Pi (Netis Jitterbug)

Pi (Netis Jitterbug)

Pi (Netis Jitterbug) was born in the UK on 05/04/2014. Pi`s litter was a repeat of the mating between Novaforesta Dudley and Ebène la Cour Ailée in 2012. Since then we have been able to follow the progress of that first litter and coupled with the fact that we know both parents very well, and that this would be Ebène`s last litter, the opportunity to have a puppy from this litter was too good to miss.

We were able to visit the litter several times and had the opportunity to look at each of the pups with regard to their temperament, character, conformation and movement before finally deciding that Netis Jitterbug or Pi (pronounced "Pie") as we have called her would join our barbet family, literally in this case as we still have her grandmother Be-pop with us.

While it is still early days for Pi, she has slotted into our pack with ease and is already showing the early promise that we saw in that 6 week old pup. Definately one to watch for the future.

 

 

 


 

For further information about Novaforesta Barbets please
e-mail Wendy@novaforesta-barbet.org.uk