Hunting/retrieving work

Mon amie in need, son amie indeed.

I should know better than think that friendship in the breeding world does not have a price label. In a dog eat dog world, there is always one on stand-by since making puppies >>>regardless of what they look like <<<<IS the priority.

You always pay the piper. Breeding is not for “friends”..because anything that has to do with money has nothing to do with friendship.

Integrity and having ONLY the breed as one’s main objective and wondering if the sun will ever shine on the poor Barbet is my only reason for being. Having a racer in a line and working hard for a breed to help it survive does not fit with many ambitious money dealers..merchants who make as much as the females can produce.

So, be it. I will not lower myself nor does it affect my ego to not have a super stud making pups for people who are just into sellsellsell..I have never been in it for the money…

 

Be my Valentine..

Nat-King de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre. My 5th generation of Vieux Barbets.

…Because not everyone is on a social network…

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

Valentine’s day is the perfect day for an announcement of importance. As many know, we are reaching the end for the old breed. After many years of working to reach my objective,I have decided to go to the next step.

I am looking for a female “outside” the box to continue the Vieux Barbet line. The ultimate objective is to use the stored “straws” of Ulysse di Barbochos Reiau de Prouvenco to help in the survival of the breed, the old breed.

She must be of proper type/morphology and temperament.

I’d rather stay away from brown.

I must be able to work with someone I can trust and there will be terms to a contract we will establish together. This will be to avoid any abuses or excesses.

Please contact me privately.

Thank you.

 

 

Move to cover ground..

What we see more and more at dog shows is some very Modern Barbet specimens and rarely the old breed.. especially in France where judges have merrily deviated on the breed and no longer can pretend they know the standard…years of mis-management that we pay for, cash. A Barbet should MOVE, Cover ground and show power and strength. They are not city window shopping dogs..

 

A Coccolina birthday: 15 today..

This box arrived from The Netherlands where she has a lot of descendants..Tasty chicken wings and dog bones she shared with her family! The watermelon liqueur.. was for me!

 

Coccolina, super Champion of hearts.. in the pedigree of over 2500 Barbets in the world. Nearly 3000 as she is on both sides. Mom to several Champions, International Champions and a long line of Vieux Barbets. Happy Birthday my dear, sweet lovely girl.

Thank you for  the wonderful gift, Amie, Edwin and Yvon..