…and enjoy my graal. I have worked very hard to reach this point, and seeing that the breed club no longer exists( they accomplished their mission, running the breed into the ground…It’s probably the best time to take a break, wait and see…. At some point people may or may not come together and deal with factual information concerning the Vieux Barbet, and not rely on internet heresay, rumours and fantasy. I find it more important to watch my dogs interact; enjoy them as they enjoy each other and will think about more puppies, later! I will take the time to share more pictures and deal with the factual history of the breed…as before.In the meantime enjoy visiting other French sites and learning about their contribution to the breed. A breed severely threatened with extinction. I hope that people will develop the critical thinking skills and stop being mouthfed the theories and fantasies they are drinking up like nectar.
You can lead a Barbet to water, but you can’t make him swim!
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.
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.