My greatest achievement? Coccolina has now reached the 1500 mark of pedigrees she is in. She has been a MAJOR contributor to the type, character, health of about 1/3 of the Barbet world*. No small feat. She is the only Barbet in France to have reached the 5/6 level of the SCC selection grid. I am very lucky and blessed.
*I’d mention color, but I do not breed for color, nor do I sell for color..
Here you can read what now defunct club says about the 2 types of population. One: the Poodle type, re-incarnated by JC Hermans which has nothing to do with the old breed.It’s called a BARBET MODERNE. Nothing to do with the standard OR HISTORY.
The other: VIEUX BARBET=> is the historical one, threatened with extinction because many have not a clue of what they are talking about…Fighting has gone on since 1980’s and it does not look like it’s about to change. I am one of the few to have archives on the real breed and my work along with some others’ is certainly not appreciated. that is life, but I maintain facts are facts and lies are lies.
After being ill for nearly a year, I can say that we have now gotten rid of the FLoiseau/Batterikullens curse. GuyGuy is now all new and enjoying life and back to being his normal happy self. He is stronger than the rumours that he was hit with for many years and has showed his will and determination. He has many descendants, all healthy and we have come a long way from the many issues at Thelma’s breeder’s.
A birthday hug that reaches out to his beloved sister in Finland and of course his other brothers who have not sadly, kept in touch.
We celebrated with liver/beef cake and cookies..everyone was happy!