Animalcouriers collected gorgeous German Shepherd Dog puppies Kuran and Inez from Riethoven in the Netherlands, for the first leg of the their journey to Barbados. They were bred by a former chief of police whose puppies mostly go on to interesting and vital working lives with the police, army and search and rescue teams. For now, however, these two are simply enjoying being teenagers!

After checking their passports and microchips, we drove to Calais for a Eurotunnel crossing to the UK, and last night they homeboarded with us in Surrey. Today they’ll have their final health check at the vet before heading to the airport for their flight to Barbados.

We’re also introducing you to Obi, a very handsome young Whippet who’ll be travelling with us to France next month, where Didier is excitedly awaiting his arrival.

Kuran looked peacefully at some book and magazines while we checked his passport

Kuran looked peacefully at some book and magazines while we checked his passport

Inez was too excited to stand still for her photo — she just rushed around and wriggled!

Inez was too excited to stand still for her photo — she just rushed around and wriggled!

Obi strikes a pose…

Obi strikes a pose…

…and enjoys a snuggle

…and enjoys a snuggle