Rare breeds

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

Puppies: 3 weeks and growing

They understood “pipi-room” at 2 weeks of age, and naturally head to it when they can. It’s amazing how quicky they learn.                                                                                                                             

They are sitting up and moving around. Soon, it will be time to widen their horizons…They are so calm and peaceful..