CONSERVATOIRE DU BARBET

GuyGuy was sooo happy..

It has been nearly 2 years since GuyGuy had been swimming and this was totally unplanned. Heis reflexes were tip-top, my GuyGuy.After all when you do it at 8 weeks, it’s forever!

He was ready to retrieve, with his grand-daughter Duna and nephew Nat-King

I did not want him to swim off since I was worried he would be disoriented in the water and get lost.He had a ball..Look at that straight back! What a delight!

Preservation breeding. What else.

Starting left: Compay II de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre, behind him Vennie ( Outdoors Abergavennie) her son Lautrec de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre then Booly Wooly de la serve de la Chapelle d’Alexandre, Ermengarda ( Coccolina), Isabeau (Iabada) von der Leibrücke, Floirac( Froguette) and Lautrec de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre…

I am always happy to see my pups leave, because they are ready to start their new life. I must admit that I get very emotional when they have grown into what I had planned for them and I see them again. I can just admire them.
They are lovely, excellent character, happy, healthy and a continuation of what I have under my roof. What more can I ask for? Vennie sees her son, and what looked like her identifying him, coming to show me her happiness..It was amazing. What a nice afternoon!

Ploughing right along: cara Coccolina

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..

A tale of 2 sizes and 2 different breeds!

https://www.centrale-canine.fr/lofselect/articles/la-sante-pour-les-6-races-du-club-francais-du-chien-deau

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.