Hunting/retrieving work

I did my my way…My proudest achievement!

…back to the beginning, my beginning and the real Barbet, a Vieux Barbet that does not look like a Poodle or a crossbreed fashion designer dog. I can sit down and admire this pedigree…and thank everyone who helped achieve this major feat in the Barbet world.

When there is a will, there is a way!

I am very proud and honored to introduce lovely Arlan Rún d’Aubépine. He is the son of Ulysse di Barbocheos Reiau de Prouvenco and Ela Samba de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre. He was born  on July 5th 2017.

A nose in a million: will detect anything…


I saw Froggy’s nose go up…and off he went. I am always so amazed at how good their noses are. That’s genetic, is it? So he brought it out of the field, I sad “lache”(let go) and Vennie came along to see what the fuss was about..They do what they were destined for.HUNTING…

Barbets et cotation SCC

J'aime me rappeler de temps en temps, que mes chiens, quoi qu'il se dise...de méchant et des propos diffamatoires que je retrouve encore sur certains sites et par un membre du club de race ( on ne se demande plus pourquoi beaucoup ont démissionné du club qui semblerait en grande difficulté et ce n'est pas étonnant) ont les plus hautes cotations Barbet LOF/SCC et c'est une fierté pour moi car je ne suis pas éleveuse de métier, mais par passion pour la race ancienne du Vieux Barbet, menacée d'extinction sans que personne d'officiel n'intervienne. Mais bon, c'est comme dans beaucoup de domaines, eh. Il y a des choses plus importantes sur la planète. Ermengarda (Coccolina) en est à l'origine pour moi, qu'il soit redit en passant:

http://www.chiens-online.com/scc/011337/nos-chiens-4225059-ermengarda.html

French Lover dit Froggy

Ch-Compay II

Ch-Compay II et son fils French Lover dog en sont les dignes héritiers.Ci dessous la 5ème génération sous mon toit..Le type se propage de plus en plus dans les pays étrangers.
Vous cherchez des renseignements sur la race? Faites vos devoirs correctement, évitez les médisances, car ce chiens LOF/SCC vous allez le garder pendant de nombreuses années et il devra correspondre à l’idée que vous vous en faites..ce qui n’est pas toujours le cas dans les “livrables”!

2 varieties is a fact, not fiction or a dream..

One is threatened with extinction and the other is rare, but only because it exists since circa 1990! Fighting at French breed club has gone on for 35 years now. It began when neither you or I had a clue what a Barbet was…many came/tried and left. Not worth the insults.Club exists since 1981.

Bookwork in-process

As it stands, the work started is being shaken up by the tons of information coming in, from here and there beyond the borders of France....The breed type is still here over 100 years of proof later! It's very exciting.

As I have said and repeated, giving  club authorities a chance to make amends in an intelligent way, would be to take the MODERNE re-incarnated Barbet version as a variety..and letting the Vieux Barbet leave peacefully. Might be too much to ask for, since many are always looking for a good rumble.(slang definition)

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.