When an allmighty self acclaimed “expert” dictates what can happen or not in the barbet world, it’s time to say “stop“. A bimbo does not decide about a breed and what it looks like, nor does her sidekick.
…and enjoy my graal. I have worked very hard to reach this point, and seeing that the breed club no longer exists( they accomplished their mission, running the breed into the ground…It’s probably the best time to take a break, wait and see…. At some point people may or may not come together and deal with factual information concerning the Vieux Barbet, and not rely on internet heresay, rumours and fantasy. I find it more important to watch my dogs interact; enjoy them as they enjoy each other and will think about more puppies, later! I will take the time to share more pictures and deal with the factual history of the breed…as before.In the meantime enjoy visiting other French sites and learning about their contribution to the breed. A breed severely threatened with extinction. I hope that people will develop the critical thinking skills and stop being mouthfed the theories and fantasies they are drinking up like nectar.
You can lead a Barbet to water, but you can’t make him swim!
Cooper de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre has passed on. He was ill for only a few days and the vet could not help him as he may have had a tumor.
He is the first of that litter to have gone. He fathered one litter of pups in Sweden where he lived. He was just over 10.He will be sorely missed by his owners. It’s a sad page to turn..
It now appears that after years and years …and years of nothing, we now have the real nothing. The club is dead, long live the club.
I will not waste precious time on the issue that I have been talking about for a long time. Well, it came to a head and blew up in the president’s face which serves his nastiness right. JCHermans wants his club back, so he fought tooth and nail but cannot survive it on his own.
Now there will be a petit combat de coqs with the petits derniers deciding to go for it..wait and see.I have rarely seen a nastiest bunch of people around such a nice breed and I think it serves them right.
What no one ever got through their head is that to build the future you must learn from the past, even great French cooks do it…we are in France..
Enjoy your Barbet Moderne future, Long live the Vieux Barbet..de France.
Today is another big day as there have been many over the years since the creation of a club for the Barbet et al.. there are yet again elections to vote for who will save the barbet Moderne from extinction...keeping in mind that the barbet Moderne (swiss kraüsli) was created in the 1980's by JEAN-claude HERMANS, to equal the work of Messieurs Korthals and Boulet..and destroy what was left of the VIEUX BARBET ( standard written in 1886 for a Barbet d'arrêt, not a converted standard poodletype. The Vieux Barbet will not survive another dictator because after 35 years of trying to keep its head above water, I think the situation is hopeless (has been) and the club is not the only one to blame.That's life.The history of the breed to date will be written and all those who fought to destroy each other and the breed will have their place in the long list of socutensonicehowIam...They are all in Lyon today, to vote..for another ignoramus.