Old line from Mrs Pêtre

My GuyGuy and the puppies..

This litter has been adorable, the pups adorable, the owners adorable..my only regret is that GuyGuy was sick at the time he could have mated Dabadoo..and I did not yet know he was ill with his gallstone issue..otherwise he would have been happy to oblige( even at his age) and Froggy would have been fit for the next litter. However, you don’t always do what you want..and it doesn’t always work out the way you want it to.

My choice to keep a male from this litter was a very hard one…and in fact til the last day, I could not decide. The decision was taken by the male himself who had decided he was going to stay.That was that.

Saturday morning Barbet treat: clean up time..

I love showing you my Barbets and how they live their life. Moreso when there are pups around, but that is frosting on the cake of life, here.

This is..GuyGuy doing what he loves..taking care of everyone.He is feeling a bit better…and this perks him up..

Cool, calm and collected: the Vieux Barbet

He has his daddy’s head..lovely eyes, fantastic coat, rough ( the curls will be open and easy to manage) .In the last picture…I had just clipped his nails..

Grand-pa: Ch-Compay II de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre

1867

1960: Graveson chez les frères Ayme

This is what I stand for, in type and character. There can be more or less white, of course. You cannot select your companion for 12 years (more or less) on the basis of a color( as in other breeds). This is a rare breed, the Vieux Barbet is threatened with extinction.This little fella is part of a line of several generations of dogs with a steady character, type and constance/continuity over the years. The French breed club is most in-cooperative in the matter, but they ALWAYS have been since the creation of the club in 1981. They only want to promote the Barbet Moderne..so be it.

1935. Elevage de Floirac

1991: Gauguin