Rare breeds

Ask me how proud I am?!

1974..a Vieux Barbet par excellence.

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.

 

 

 

Ageing dogs and their loving people

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.

Deetha Déjà Vue and Nancy Sinatra in Finland

I enjoy showing adult dogs of the Vieux Barbet type. Deetha is a daughter of Ulysse di Barbochos Reiau de Prouvenco ( U- litter of pure bred Barbets) and Nancy Sinatra from my 2017 litter. A 5th generation litter which is very rare in the Barbet world… and will become rare-r. Sadly so.

The irony of it all..

Age 2

GuyGuy who is a real dream dog and a charmer..was branded as it goes when he was young. All unfounded… Well, here we are at almost 13 after being so ill 2 years ago and recovered..each day is a blessing. He sleeps more and more, but eats rather well and has his daily walk which tires him a lot.

Smiling!

The only medication he has is one to make the air circulate in his brain and regularly milk thistle. He is a happy dog and a fighter and still top dog in the household.He is smiling at the camera..as he does! We managed to give him a bath and I think he is happy about it.Life goes on.

Barbet Mamma, Coccolina..

She is now in 1900 pedigrees, nearly half of all Barbets alive, and quite a bit more when you see how she is now on both sides of a pedigree. Amazing..and she just keeps trucking.

You say you want a Barbet?

Iabada, birthday coming up. She will be 5. 53 cms 20 k. Represents the old breed orVieux Barbet: threatened with extinction. Cute and nice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dis moi Duna, birthday coming up. She will be 5. 57 cms 26k. Represents a perfect  the Barbet Moderne, rare breed..not threatened with extinction, because re-created in the early 1990’s. Nice, tall and heavy and square. Nice and cute.