The stupid things you hear sometimes…

Barbet_haireyesThe Barbet needs to have hair over the eyes, so he cannot see…in order to protect him from the reeds in water ( I guess they jump out at him?!) and also to protect him from thorns…I never knew there were thorns in water. Working on my learning curve…Iabada_Barbet_reedAs you see..they don’t need to have their eyes covered to protect them, but their body.Perhaps some overalls ought to do it…for a rustic  dog…?The things you hear sometimes, do make you wonder.

Baltic champion, too!

Gloria_BalticChampionGloria de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre, Baltic champion among other championships…We are all proud of her success and thank you Sirkka for your hardwork.

Gloria is a lovely girl with “natural working instinct” and has the tests to prove so…she is lovely and also a very nice looking girl!

A day to learn about first aid for dogs.

Froguette is not hurt, we were just training to see what I remembered to do, in case of  emergency.Tail injury aTailinjury_Barbetnd below a paw bandaged up.Now, will I be able to do it in a real emergency?  I strongly recommend everyone to do the training. You really never know when it may be a question of life or death. Day training was really really interesting and Something I had always wanted to do. So, DONE!Barbet_Froguette_training1

“Apporte”, anything you want!

Barbet_apportefroguette_pheasant_may_barbetFor fun or for real…..we found a pheasant the other day…I jumped out of the car to pick it up. We played with it for a while and now…it’s snoozing in the freezer.

“Cherche”… fearless he is…

What a shame working Barbets have been so mistreated by the authorities, in France.Now we just “play” and no longer enter any type of competive trials.This will remain one of my favorite videos!

Bird watcher…respectful and polite.

Barbet_watchJust because it is said that the Barbet retrieves..does not mean it is at all allowed to chase birds….that is forbidden.

They have a mission, but they are to be respectul of other creatures!This is Iabada, wathching birds go by and feeding!