Updated post: matted coats and new show rules?

http://www.vieuxbarbetfrancais.com/barbets-en-bresse/getting-to-the-bottom-of-the-coat-matter/

What we are    unfortunately   seeing at shows more and more has nothing to do with what a Barbet dog should look like and therefore best to stay home and use the money on another wisely chosen activity? Rather discouraging after doing you best to show a dog that I am told ” you just want to run your fingers through his coat as it is so “therapeutic”…argh.