November 17, 2015

Beauties to standard

Barbet_pupsdown2015Here only in France, you can read that the “VIEUX BARBET” does not exist and is a concept totally made up..not a very nice way to treat some of these canine authors who are a reference for many breeds and why not the Barbet? Good question…I can hardly wait for them to explain how a poodle which has not changed in several hundred years, in less that 100 became the Barbet..Houston, there is a problem and solution is found with proper research, only. It’s being worked on, scientifically! Book on the right is from the SCC.I just would like to have one of those who claim otherwise to take out their proof and hardware and explain. Can’t be that complicated when one has lots of time  and a LONG experience of the breed to diddle everywhere?! Can it? Is my question too hard to answer? These 2 dogs have nothing to do with each other…

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Look at that tail…

Barbet_tailContrary to training a dog to perform a task which can also involve some genetics…this is only genetics and guess who had the nice tail like she has…?

Great grandma Thelma, Mom Vennie…and of course Great grandma Coccolina and descendants! 4 generations, documented.Barbet _coccolina6months

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3 months old he is!

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Lil’ one is 3 months old now and this was his first go in the water.Genetics does have something to do with that “natural instinct”, of course training can do it, too!

I take credit for driving him to the pond….and then give credit where credit is due!