October 8, 2017

Past and present again: the VIEUX BARBET!

In the previous post you saw Iorga from 1973..now, here is Trident at a field trial, in 1983. 10 years later..NatK and Trident are very similar in morphology and type.https://pawpeds.com/db/?a=p&id=784696&g=4&p=bar&date=iso&o=ajgrep. Selection was on type not on pedigree…

More obvious is that the is no poodle in Trident. There is in NatK, but I selected away from the Poodle type. Otherwise, I would have a Barbet Moderne and I have not worked for the breed to have a 65cms/35k type of re-incarnated Poodle, de Buffon.

All in all, the past cannot just be erased, ignored and ridiculed..and some can do their best to thrash dogs and people but facts are facts.

 

 

Happy Birthday 2008 Barbets!

A batch of dog cookies to celebrate the 9th birthday of Coccolina x GuyGuy’s litter!

 How time flies…people come and go and you wonder how the dogs are when some don’t feel it necessary to give news.

This is/was a special litter, born at a naisseuse who had so ever kindly, back then,   offered to take care of them so Booly Wooly could do a hunting trial in the south of France…Now, looking back..I realize that back then I still had hopes. I have none any more of the breed ever becoming what it was a hundred years ago or of any of the “breeders” ever working together.

This is a picture of Tufi who lives in Switzerland..who visits us every year!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!