One of the reasons being…http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/13_3/features/Dog-Sleeping-On-Bed_16205-1.html
Now they don’t do it all day long..just a bit in the morning and at night. They’re so cute!
(I will also add they are clean, which is important)
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:
The Barbet needs to have hair over the eyes, so he cannot see…in order to protect him from the reeds in water ( I guess they jump out at him?!) and also to protect him from thorns…I never knew there were thorns in water. Working on my learning curve…As you see..they don’t need to have their eyes covered to protect them, but their body.Perhaps some overalls ought to do it…for a rustic dog…?The things you hear sometimes, do make you wonder.