All posts by Elaine

Education and genes?

You would wonder if Vennie knows she is her grandmother...she is the one who plays the most with her and takes very good care of her on walks and in her water escapades. If you see a bit of a harness there, it is unintentional. A dog should NEVER EVER go to water with a harness. it's dangerous.    

Ch-Compay II de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre:racer in type

Compay as a sire in the Netherlands with Astrid Vonck, of Outdoors kennel.

Compay would have never been able to have such a brilliant career, had he stayed in France. He has set his type and is at the head of a fabulous line of very typed Barbets.He will be 10 this year.

 

A legend has gone

Mrs Hélène Pêtre, who fought for the survival of the "VIEUX BARBET" has died at the age of 87. She was the daughter of Dr Vincenti, Kennel Mas de la Chapelle, famous in the 1930's for his work for the breed Barbet.

Her kennel name was Barbochos Reiau de Prouvenco. She gave us some great champions and continued a type of dog that she fought for( which was NOT a Poodle type).She was the expert in the breed type,"mais c'est pas un Barbet"she often used to say about dogs she saw here and there. Mr Rainier T Georgii, did his best to continue the line, meaning the TYPE. I was lucky to inherit from both of them, their archives, to (now) do my best for the old breed. We had some fun times together at her home talking up storms over her breeding and putting every detail in the right place for the future. I will miss her immensely.

If you wish to send her family a card:

Pêtre /Fretay family

La Martellière

13150 TARASCON  France

Picture taken at the Mas de la Chapelle, the family estate where her father bred Barbets.

Thank you on their behalf.