One of the pictures was found on the net, on a public page. It is so sad to see what people do to breeds. It has left me speechless ( not for long, tho). I happen to know all the pedigrees in the breedS ( Vieux Griffon Barbet/Barbet Moderne). When I see a strange picture, I start wondering how the dog came about. I can visualize the dogs in the pedigrees. This is 15 years of work and archives to study.
If more worried about what they were producing and selling, it would not be such a mess.
On the right Ashley and my Coccolina. They both measure 50cms. The curly black and white male on the left is Ashley’s son. He is on the small side and the light structure comes out in the picture at the top (another male, with Coccolina in the pedigree). If you do not know what you are working with, you end up with these catastrophes and the breed degenerates. Then, it all goes haywire. After 5 generations of selection and work for the old/Vieux Griffon Barbet, I can sort of say.. I do not need a database to know what is going on. Why are people not more interested in facts?
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.
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…
…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.
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..