In this litter, there are companions, and dogs with natural retrieving instinct.The one and the other are complimentary. I am vvery happy, after 1 year of waiting, to see that they correspond to my selection work and what I think my Barbets should look like and they are all healthy and very affable and caring companions. This was a litter of 11, and they are all lovely!
You can recognize the line. Slight variations, but true to the “old breedtype”. This took years of cooperation and trust, to produce or reproduce the type. We are right…. on target.Guess which one is Iabadabadoo? Her sister is there too and they all have Coccolina in their pedigree. Nowadays more and more Barbets have Coccolina in their pedigrees ( for obvious reasons)!
How do I make them happy? Let me count the ways…
“My late female Steenbrak (Old Dutch hound) Boukje on the left and on the lithography by Verboeckhoven, standing next
to …her portrait, you can see a most similar “chien courant” (scent hound), in the middle an old type of local épagneul (longcoated pointer) and a “Barbet”.( text written by a friend who noticed the ressemblance…). Leendert Bosman.
Isabeau von der Leibrücke aka Iabadabadoo…( Babaloo von der Leibücke x Ulysee di Barbochos Reiau de Prouvenco), left and a Barbet in 1844.