After taking the time to finally sit down and tabulate Coccolina’s descendance, I have come up with the unbelievable figure of 1100 as she turns out to probably be the Barbet that is present in, more than 1/2 of all Barbet pedigrees since her first litter in 2007, if that number is 2000 and still an awesome 1/3 if the total is 3000. In the Barbet world, there are no real statistics and nothing official. What I have tabulated IS OFFICIAL, and taken from databases.
I will be able to do a more precise breakdown in the future as to which kennels her descendants have contributed to and believe you me..the list is long!
She is in fine health and enjoying life. Happy birthday my lovely girl and many more!!
Today is another big day as there have been many over the years since the creation of a club for the Barbet et al.. there are yet again elections to vote for who will save the barbet Moderne from extinction...keeping in mind that the barbet Moderne (swiss kraüsli) was created in the 1980's by JEAN-claude HERMANS, to equal the work of Messieurs Korthals and Boulet..and destroy what was left of the VIEUX BARBET ( standard written in 1886 for a Barbet d'arrêt, not a converted standard poodletype.
The Vieux Barbet will not survive another dictator because after 35 years of trying to keep its head above water, I think the situation is hopeless (has been) and the club is not the only one to blame.That's life.The history of the breed to date will be written and all those who fought to destroy each other and the breed will have their place in the long list of socutensonicehowIam...They are all in Lyon today, to vote..for another ignoramus.
Mrs Hélène Pêtre,Barbochos Reiau de Prouvenco who always tried and believed something positive would happen for the breed.
Mr Rainier T. Georgii, who supported Mrs Pêtre and who also believed..The old Poppenspäler’s died with him.The new one has nothing to do with his work. Nothing.
A batch of dog cookies to celebrate the 9th birthday of Coccolina x GuyGuy’s litter!
How time flies…people come and go and you wonder how the dogs are when some don’t feel it necessary to give news.
This is/was a special litter, born at a naisseuse who had so ever kindly, back then, offered to take care of them so Booly Wooly could do a hunting trial in the south of France…Now, looking back..I realize that back then I still had hopes. I have none any more of the breed ever becoming what it was a hundred years ago or of any of the “breeders” ever working together.
This is a picture of Tufi who lives in Switzerland..who visits us every year!
Coccolina recently met up with her sister in the south of France. Short visit, but we enjoyed it. “Behind” Arkann ( brown) is her master and then of course, we think of her mistress who passed on a few years ago. People we/you meet are often through our passion of dogs and it is ever so important to keep up relations with dogs and their people. You never know when it’s too late..and then?
Arkann was fit as a whistle like her sister..You can definitely recognize a “type” here..