Old line from Mrs Pêtre

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!

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.

 

…and still in the “C” litter 2007

Caya in Le Havre

Cori and her grand_nephew, next to me in Lalheue

CompayII, his grandson, NatK and his daughter Froguette in the back. The toy is of course..a frog…

Just saying…There is a type here.

Iabada 2018 ( Isabeau von der Leibrücke) and Moustache 1886.

…but can you see it? Do any of the other “waterdogs” look like this one? Negative. Breed for health, of course, but not for mutts or Doodles! Otherwise send people to buy a Labradoodle or a Poodle. Continually breeding for 0% is not going to get anyone anywhere…

Here’s another example, below:

Neo Mahler de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre, son of Iabada.