A feat never matched here in France, by the governing authorities! The 2 dogs on the left have Coccolina is their pedigree and are part of the 1 100 Barbets in her pedigree! The breeder is a well known handler in the Netherlands and works at the kennel club. That is very exciting!
…because he’s worth it. It takes about 15 to 20 minutes for GuyGuy to eat.
It’s a 5-course meal, spoon fed to direct him to eating kibble and…the end of a chicken bone, then white chicken meat, then some boiled herring, then some oven cooked herring, then some chicken liver ( a very very small amount) and back to adding chicken. He walks away, goes to drink, goes outside ( for obvious reasons) comes back and stretches his stomach while eating…it’s no easy feat and I just deal with it for as long as necessary. Twice a day or x3 depending….but he is ok, and happy and has gained weight, as he has gone from just over 20k in May to 23.4.
He is taking medication and homeopathy and whatever cookies and anything he likes. He has chronic bouts where he will begin to throw up and then onto more medication, every 4/5 weeks and right now I am hoping that then homeopathy we started 2 weeks ago is going to prevent him from having an issue or at least that he can feel ok longer. It’s been 5 weeks and he is feeling a bit under the weather right now.So, we take each day as it comes.
With elderly dogs that is the only way to go. Make them happy, so you can well imagine that for 2018, if all goes well I will have time to continue helping him and enjoy the others who need the same attention.
SOOO, here we are thinking that we owe it all “just” to Mrs Pêtre..well, well well..
Of course this is not about crossing Poodle types and Vieux Barbet..
But reading, learning and asking questions. It’s French? well…
After taking the time to finally sit down and tabulate Coccolina’s descendance, I have come up with the unbelievable figure of 1100 as she turns out to probably be the Barbet that is present in, more than 1/2 of all Barbet pedigrees since her first litter in 2007, if that number is 2000 and still an awesome 1/3 if the total is 3000. In the Barbet world, there are no real statistics and nothing official. What I have tabulated IS OFFICIAL, and taken from databases.
I will be able to do a more precise breakdown in the future as to which kennels her descendants have contributed to and believe you me..the list is long!
She is in fine health and enjoying life. Happy birthday my lovely girl and many more!!