Grooming a Barbet

C-litter birthday: 2007

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.

Barbets_Jennifersm 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.
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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.Barbet_Coccolina1sm

http://www.chiens-online.com/scc/011337/certificat-genealogique-5064133.html

Below are the names of the pups and to this day, only one has disappeared, meaning I lost track of the owners.
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Compay II became French show Champion. He has his TAN. 3/6  SCC selection grid. Participated in a movie ( Nicolas Le Floch)and in an interview on Les Z’animaux de la 8 ( TV program).Barbet_leflochsmBarbet_zanimaux2010a

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Compay ‘s son and daughter

 

 

 

Chesara: 3/6

SCC selection grid TAN. Used as model on the French breed club banner.

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ChiChi l’Amoroso:Finnish and Lithuanian show Champion

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Charly:Barbet_Cousteau_dalton…and son Cousteau von der Leibrücke

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Cooldady: My first guide dog for the Blind in Lyon, to be followed by several more

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Colleen: Swedish show Champion and agilitist ” hors pair” ( with her cake)Barbet_colleen3_at9

Corisande: lovely girl and companion

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Cooper(Clyde):in SwedenBarbet_Clyde412

 

 

 

 

 

Caya:SCC selection grid 3/6 TAN

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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:

http://www.vieuxbarbetfrancais.com/histoire-du-barbet-vieux-barbet/

The stupid things you hear sometimes…

Barbet_haireyesThe 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…Iabada_Barbet_reedAs 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.

Baltic champion, too!

Gloria_BalticChampionGloria de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre, Baltic champion among other championships…We are all proud of her success and thank you Sirkka for your hardwork.

Gloria is a lovely girl with “natural working instinct” and has the tests to prove so…she is lovely and also a very nice looking girl!