With more and more designer breeds around and people wanting “one”, for xyz reasons, it is becoming very difficult for the Vieux Barbet to survive, since many newer breeders are not particularly interested in the breed’s history and would much rather “start from here on”. However they do love to mention it is a very old French breed…but skip over the important information…and selection to type.
Now EVEN the Australian Labradoodle people are showing lineage….
Fasila Chanter, aka TiliTili at age 7. A very very beautiful girl, and of very homogenous type with her sister, Fanny, below and her niece, right.
Nancy Sinatra de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre 2017. ( Deetha Déjà Vue is behind her).
Fasila and Fanny’s parents are Booly Wooly ( GuyGuy) de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre and Ermengarda ( Coccolina).
Compay is now home after being away for 3.5 years ( working for the breed).
His last litter was born a few days ago, and you can see the white markings he is famous for, but in the sand color. Love it!
Compay II, a couple of weeks old in 2007.
…back to the beginning, my beginning and the real Barbet, a Vieux Barbet that does not look like a Poodle or a crossbreed fashion designer dog. I can sit down and admire this pedigree…and thank everyone who helped achieve this major feat in the Barbet world.