Coccolina

Responsible breeding?

It is becoming extremely difficult to have a litter. Like the Titanice avoiding icebergs. Reasons are not the obvious ones..there is more and more demand, but “just” for a barbet ( small b, so generic furry dog) and not for anything specific..People are not informed and are not really willing to go in depth when researching and asking breeders intelligent questions. You live with a dog for 12/13/14? years and when you buy it, it’s yours. Barbet re-creation ( Barbet Moderne) is based on a myth and lies, covered by governing instances, like Napoleon being French and having a Poodle/Barbet..which he was not and did not…Breeders are not real transparent as to how and why they do what they do.

It’s, of course, not to make money, is it.

So, when you have seen the people who want a dog “just” like yours and you find out the got a Poodle-type, then a big sigh of relief sets in.You did not waste your time..

You have the ones who “just” want a pet and ad un tratto  they decide that it would be nice to have a litter..and mate a 5th generation “Old breed” with a Poodle -cross, for proximity, and because the not very responsible stud..owner thought it would be socute and nice to get a few $$$.

Then you get the ones who swear up and down they ..”this” and they “that”. They know it all..there is only one Barbet stuff..there are many…If they tell you that, then that IS a clue that they ARE lying.Red Alert!

We have a big joker breeder here in France, well more than one, but I am referring to the one who lied about paternity of her litter(s), not once, not twice, but maybe even 3 times..is still claiming to be the big great breeder she is ( after having been given a big Barbet kennel name) made a mockery of the breed, und so weiter und so weiter..We did forget to mention she was so cute and so nice, like everyone on social networks. DNA has spoken and left quite a few disappointed people who thought their dog was a gift to the world..and it just lost 1/2 of its pedigree..responsible breeders..have nothing to say and lay low.

I do my best to not promote my litters on social networks, since many are real trashcans to dump misleading information on and…”just” sell( place dogs as one says more elegantly) dogs. Not a safe place to travel to, in this very unsafe world of ours.

The meeting pages/forum?( redefined) are run by very unprofessional people looking for fame, at least and running pages like dictators…of course to hide their incompetence.

So, in a nutshell..the Barbet is not safe anywhere, really ..and having a litter is a lot of work when you think of what some do to the breed and its future.

I will have one again, in due time, beteween Froggy and Iabada, since the last one was really really nice and all the dogs I am in touch with, make me proud of my work for the OLD BREED or VIEUX BARBET.

Happy New year….

Happy Holidays!

Everyone is doing well and we are all happy to be able to have 2 entire weeks to play and enjoy the Holiday Season! Merry Xmas…and

…Best wishes to all of you who follow our daily life, here in Bresse!

 

Un Barbet, s’il vous plaît?

Alors, voilà. L’exception qui fait la règle..un message en français! Vous êtes nombreux à me contacter de France et d’ailleurs pour avoir des infos sur une éventuelle portée de chiots. N’étant pas éleveuse professionnelle, je mets mon accent sur mes chiens et la lignée que j’ai construite..du Vieux Barbet qui n’est pas à l’origine du Caniche, mais un Griffon, =cousin du Boulet, disparu aujourd’hui. Le Vieux Barbet en prend la voie. Etant donnée que ma lignée de 8 chiens et 5 générations est sous mon toit et non dispersés à droite et à gauche, je me concentre sur leur bien être et surtout celui des anciens..qui sont prioritaires dans mes objectifs. Ce sont mes chiens et mes amis..ils forment une famille.

Ce n’est pas une mince affaire, mais mes chiens ne sont pas des objets de reproduction. La pyramide dont ils font partie est celle de l’age et de la sélection à 5 générations. Je ne vends pas au tout venant, mais à ceux qui ont envie d’un chiot d’une race en voie de disparition et qui est “rare”, mais pas le rare du Barbet Moderne..type caniche et n’écoutez pas le chant des sirènes de marchands qui vont vous dire le contraire, et que ce sont tous les même chiens. C’est FAUX. Je travaille sur ma lignée depuis 2004 et je sais de quoi je parle..

Taking care of ageing dogs..the price to pay.

https://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2014/10/02/pet-retirement-home.aspx?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=facebookpets_ranart-comment&utm_campaign=20181017_pet-retirement-home&fbclid=IwAR2AK9ZadeSD5bZRdtjDOsYx6kY87trWLNQ56hwhPmuwjtq0TbV2zrOFy_g

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coccolina will be 14 in December. She is happy, go lucky, a real trooper who still jumps on the bed to sleep or get cuddles. She is very much aware of what is going on around her. She is more careful and sleeps a bit more than before. She is reaching a ripe old age. She does not take any kind of medication, except glucosamin for her joints, along with GuyGuy. I try to keep her interested and active.

GuyGuy, is now 12.5 after being extremely ill for a year, is ok. He is very very demanding and wants to have as much attention as possible and I am happy to give it to him and more. He has always been such a charmer, my dear GuyGuy. He has me wrapped around his little finger. He takes milk thistle and asparagus. He demands to be active!

Of the other 6, Compay is over 11, but happy to watch what is going on and go with the flow. Of the other 5 who all have their personality..I have to make sure they are not shorted in any way possible and they get the attention they deserve.

That is only fair to all of them. That having been said, at this point it is not even imaginable to have a litter of pups, even if I’d love to…a question of priorities!

I am sure you understand what comes first..

In stride.. they have been together for so long..

With hindsight…I am not 100% sure, I would go through all this again…

Maybe I should have have a gazillion litters with the 2 same dogs and not ever have any objectives, but to make money.

Maybe I should have lied on the pedigrees, put as much money in the bank, bought clothes to seduce judges at shows and not done DNA or nothing..

Maybe I should have been as nasty as some of the people I have had to deal with over the years?

Maybe, even I should have said they were the ancestors of the Poodle ( which I was led to believe) and they were pure bred years ago..nah..

Problem is, I am too honest and my dogs are too nice for me to lower myself to that  level of pettiness and nastiness which seems to be done alot in dog breeding and with  incompetent breeders. I am at the point just happy I can reap what I sowed with my dogs. It is probably better that way and just enjoy their old age in a healthy state. They have been and are just so great. Shows ta go ya.