It's a twice a day event right now, and I'm very happy with their progress. They were all born in order of size, the heaviest to the lightest, but it is the girl born in the middle that has pipped them all to the post in reaching DOUBLE her birth weight in just 6 days. The rest are right behind her though, so by tomorrow they should all have passed that milepost.
Nelly is doing a wonderful job!
I had an email from The Kennel Club today.
They confirmed that the application already submitted, for recognition of breed, is awaiting consideration by the relevant committee, which should take place in the next few months. Up to now, all Barbets born in the UK have been registered in France, so things may change!