December 2014

A family affair


*”Type on any search engine and you will see Barbets en Bresse,” faithful to you since 2006 in the web and for many more years to come! Merry Christmas to all!

* I did not say that, ever, and I would never be so pretentious. This was said by someone else who me veut que du bien, as usual in France...when telling a certain group of people to get off their rear and work a bit for the breed Barbet. Back in 2011. So, we waited and waited and grew spiderwebs and nothing happened in 2012, or 2013 and even less ( if that is even possible) in 2014. Soooooooooo, for lack of any results, we’re back in the ring. Not the show ring, that’s for the glorioles, looking for praise and self praising their own achievements, but in the history ring. Much more interesting along with more BICP’s coming in 2015 where dogs have a great time doing what they do best.

How fast can a Barbet run?

Barbet_speed       That…depends! The Barbet is a powerful, strong dog. He exists to fulfill a task and that was and is retrieving and waterwork. A good working dog is never, never hi-strung or nervous nor is he lymphatic…he is calm and steady and extremely obedient always looking to please. Shown here French Lover, aka Froggy who is awesome looking when he runs and I am so pleased to have captured “the moment”.

More Coccolina descendants: plus 7

This litter above shows rather big pups born, so perhaps very few Coccolina types?

That makes 495 descendants for Coccolina, might that be 20% of all Barbets alive, and healthy?!  and coming up as a recap:

Compay x Didi ( Netherlands) in January 2015

Duplo x Distel ( Netherlands) in February if all goes well

Ela Samba x Nuphars everything’s zen ( Switzerland) if all goes well, in February!

Another Coccolina year!

Compay and Ela Samba are both de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre, born here in Bresse.