It’s nice to have a big garden, because it keeps you off the net…and physical work helps clear the head.
My Barbet helprs are never faraway! What a treat for me..
A few days ago was the 9th birthday of my second litter and the first with Ermengarda/Coccolina , who had come to me from Italy, with Ungaro.
Now looking back, I must say it was a litter that changed the course of the breed as we soon found out when they started reproducing. There were mostly only black dogs or some brown, but nothing else.
From this litter and the fabulous people who contributed to its success, Coccolina achieved a feat not another Barbet has ever reached. The SCC “elite B” level.
SCC selection grid TAN. Used as model on the French breed club banner.
ChiChi l’Amoroso:Finnish and Lithuanian show Champion
Cooldady: My first guide dog for the Blind in Lyon, to be followed by several more
Corisande: lovely girl and companion
Caya:SCC selection grid 3/6 TAN
A wonderful litter who reproduced quite a lot, in several countries and their descendants have had litters, and on it goes!
Happy Birthday to all of you, may you stay happy and healthy for a long time!
For more about Coccolina:
I got this lovely gift…a picture of her Grand-daughter in Sweden. Yes, there still are Old Barbets around…( Vieux Barbet). They do show up in various lines, even where there is a heavy poodle influence. Again, it’s a matter of selection. You will also recognize the type of coat that is very characteristic of my line.
Thank you, KB.
Stay home and go the the Game Fair (haha, for the Mondiale of the Barbet where 8 dogs showed up and shined) or…
…easy choice. The last time there was a big dog event for the Barbet, it was in 2012, the symposium (haha). People came from as far as Sweden and Poland expecting to learn/hear something. Thery were totally ignored and spent the day waiting for something to happen. It never did. Luckily; many of us were happy to see each other and we spent a nice time together…I had approximately 20 dogs from my line on site. Not all are in the picture since some satyed in other hotels. After being continually insulted by breed “authorities” it was quite obvious no one would show up at Game Fair 2016…no one of any importance for the breed, that is. Most thought it was a joke. A sad one……
A very important date faraway made it that the team Barbet had to go to the kennel for several days…I am quite behind on posting, but that is the way it goes! I do not like leaving them, but they are well taken care of. They know the place and most important: they are together.
Barbet-mobile and wend to get them!