…Home of the Vieux Barbet…in France!
Vennie had not been allowed to go to water since she became pregnant…she took to it again, like a real fish!
It is said in some neophyte circles that I promote “flat coats”…
these are perfect curls with a nice top rough coat and a nice protective undercoat…for a working gundog as one does.We have now retired from any type of working trials other than pure fun and enjoyment. My lovely dogs have made their point, now they can play!
What a way to make a statement in the USA…where “stunning” is a most important feature! How proud I am of our work together? Very!
Now that I do not feel the need to attend shows any more and even made it a resolution to stay clear of any dog gathering, for 2016, I must say I enjoy seeing the pictures of all of Coccolina’s descendants at shows. A real treat to look at from my armchair.
The nice loopy open curls of a Barbet.
On the right, a daughter of Fanny’s, Imac. Very close to standard with a lovely curly coat, nice morphology and the type I enjoy.
Pink photos, courtesy of By Denys.
History is written by those who make a commitment to truth and honesty, not by those who have nothing to say.If you ever wondered why very few ever refer to the past of a breed threatened with extinction, re-incarnated in the 1980’s and only look to the future…could it be because they have nothing to talk about , but their own future? I have most of the archives on the breed making it difficult for anyone to refer to anything but Buffon, 300 years ago…when there was not definition of breeds other than what little information about groups of dogs, that had certain characteristics in common. Our information is a bit more concrete.