This box arrived from The Netherlands where she has a lot of descendants..Tasty chicken wings and dog bones she shared with her family! The watermelon liqueur.. was for me!
Coccolina, super Champion of hearts.. in the pedigree of over 2500 Barbets in the world. Nearly 3000 as she is on both sides. Mom to several Champions, International Champions and a long line of Vieux Barbets. Happy Birthday my dear, sweet lovely girl.
Thank you for the wonderful gift, Amie, Edwin and Yvon..
These 2 beauties are descendants of my French Lover de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre..and Giorgia della Corte dei Berberi in Italy. A very close cooperation since 2005. It takes time but it pays off. Vive le Vieux Barbet...in remembrance of The work of Mrs Hélène Pêtre and Mr Rainier T Georgii.
There are approximately 180 Barbet breeders in the world. 4/5 are Vieux Barbet breeders. It’s not a money making endeavour..Please do not think you will find one so easily.
Barbet Moderne breeders are a dime a dozen and their production is to sell dogs.
It is quite obvious that growing old together is the best possible situation. When in 2007, I was contacted by a couple of “older” people..It never even occurred to me that they should/could not have a dog. I since then, found out that there ARE breeders around who refuse to sell people beyond a certain age..I am hallucinating., I thought.
Well, I was not…That is pure discrimination.
Corisande, 12.5 and her mom on a beautiful walk in the country.
It is obvious certain dispositions should be taken so the dog does not end up in a pound or some other horrible issue. When that is arranged up front, then all is settled and you enjoy each other.
Mamma Cocccolina ( Ermengarda>> 14 years and 10 months) and GuyGuy ( 13.6 ) wish their D- litter from 2008 a very happy birthday! I hope to hear from a few of the others..they are spread out over the world!
My telephone was not far and I was able to capture a memorable shot. My wish that will not come true was mating GuyGuy with Iabada…We tried and it did not work. So be it. They really like each other..I can see it all the time. He has wonderful genes.