Ria is 11. She is Barney's Mum, and Tira, Kizzi &Kara's Grandma. She was one of the dogs included in my former partnership, (hence the dogmersfield affix coming up on my dogs' names so often) who has stayed on with me. She is very special to me, as I experienced my first puppy delivery with her about 8 years ago. I was in complete awe of her as she had pup after pup, and just got on with it...no fuss, just sheer devotion to the survival of her young. Ria has had several health problems to contend with,  all of which have received the best medical care since coming to me, to ensure she gets well as quickly as possible. She never ceases to amaze me - no matter what she has to deal with, she takes it all in her stride, and never ever stops wagging her tail. Ria is an extremely pretty girl, and loves nothing more than having her tummy tickled every day. She loves it here at Barnsgold, and I love having her as part of my beautiful family. The picture on my home page shows the devotion Ria has for me - she's a very special dog, whom I love very much.

Sadly I lost Ria on 27th September 2010. A very special girl is missing from our family .... the void is huge.