Right: Mom, Grandmother, and soon to be great -grandmother Coccolina. Below:
Lovely duette of mother on the right and daughter on the left. Georgia de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre and Ila…with a wonderful announcement coming up:
After last year’s scandalous treatment I was reserved and set up for at the Game Fair, I decided that I would never ever have anything to do with those people…Since then, I have had more time, for other more important “things” than dragging my dogs around dogs shows, and driving all over creation to do working tests, for the promotion of a dying breed in its home country. My name is generally cited as not being a member of the club anymore, and I must admit, I am rather proud of it. I don’t need them as they never did anything for the breed..and what I have accomplished has been without them.
Now, I am free…and happy!
This lovely litter represents a 5th generation for Ermengarda/Coccolina and it is wonderful to see how generations continue a line. Haley/Maj von der Lebrücke is in the Netherlands at Kennel von der Leibrücke. All are doing well !
The Barbet needs to have hair over the eyes, so he cannot see…in order to protect him from the reeds in water ( I guess they jump out at him?!) and also to protect him from thorns…I never knew there were thorns in water. Working on my learning curve…As you see..they don’t need to have their eyes covered to protect them, but their body.Perhaps some overalls ought to do it…for a rustic dog…?The things you hear sometimes, do make you wonder.
Gloria de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre, Baltic champion among other championships…We are all proud of her success and thank you Sirkka for your hardwork.
Gloria is a lovely girl with “natural working instinct” and has the tests to prove so…she is lovely and also a very nice looking girl!
Froguette is not hurt, we were just training to see what I remembered to do, in case of emergency.Tail injury and below a paw bandaged up.Now, will I be able to do it in a real emergency? I strongly recommend everyone to do the training. You really never know when it may be a question of life or death. Day training was really really interesting and Something I had always wanted to do. So, DONE!
Exquis ( frome the E-litter 2009) and Iroise who came to France from Finland…They could be brother and sister, they are at heart. Of course, we had a pit stop in a dogstore!
They are not always lined up properly!
In 2006, Anne came to pick up Froguette’s mother Bijou. Began then a long friendship…so I had to bring Froguette to Annecy with me when we had a short visit.The upside of being “in the Barbet world”!