These last months have been very trying, with the weather, work, the dogs to take care of and keeping GuyGuy happy…and healthy to his best. I have had to step back and try to stay as zen as possible for him, and me..since we do know they feel everything. He is doing as well as can be expected. The verdict is chronic hepatitis and he most likely will not die of it, but hopelly of “just” old age.For many months, I was hoping he would reach his mother’s age of 11.5, then I was hoping he would make it to the new year and now we’re in February and I am thinking that perhaps he could make it to his birthday in April.I have had to shut off some oytside perturbating factors to be able to fully concentrate on him..so far so good. Here’s a little video…GuyGuy_Rules
In the previous post you saw Iorga from 1973..now, here is Trident at a field trial, in 1983. 10 years later..NatK and Trident are very similar in morphology and type.https://pawpeds.com/db/?a=p&id=784696&g=4&p=bar&date=iso&o=ajgrep. Selection was on type not on pedigree…
More obvious is that the is no poodle in Trident. There is in NatK, but I selected away from the Poodle type. Otherwise, I would have a Barbet Moderne and I have not worked for the breed to have a 65cms/35k type of re-incarnated Poodle, de Buffon.
All in all, the past cannot just be erased, ignored and ridiculed..and some can do their best to thrash dogs and people but facts are facts.
The standard was not ever written for a Poodle…it has been modified several times to become a poodletype…The Poodle exists already. It was written for a GUNDOG called Barbet d’arrêt.
When you read here and there that the Vieux Barbet/Barbet Authentique and Barbet MODERNE are the same dog.. Then, you know that the person saying it is as blind as a bat. He or she has not a clue what he or she is talking about.
5 generations under one roof!
A feat no one, not even a real breeder, in the Barbet world has ever accomplished.
To this day: to show a line and its evolution over 5 generations . I did it. A lot of sacrifices..But I am so happy. 13 years to 5 months. All homogeneous and healthy!
I have worked very very hard over the last 15 years to get to where I wanted to be.
As the Vieux Barbet should be, as portrayed below. These are all historical references. Le Barbet n’est pas un Caniche.
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: