5 generations under one roof!
A feat no one, not even a real breeder, in the Barbet world has ever accomplished.
To this day: to show a line and its evolution over 5 generations . I did it. A lot of sacrifices..But I am so happy. 13 years to 5 months. All homogeneous and healthy!
I have worked very very hard over the last 15 years to get to where I wanted to be.
As the Vieux Barbet should be, as portrayed below. These are all historical references. Le Barbet n’est pas un Caniche.
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.
We went to my friend who does canine education..for some new sensations. That is the wind blowing…Merci Corinne!
Ulysse and his brother Ursus ( in Canada) are the 2 last pure Barbets in existence..that means there is no poodle blood in them. If I had not told you, you probably could have guessed! He is a French Treasure and has reproduced to save the line, so for that we are blessed. He is going on 14 years of age.He is very typical of the historical Griffon-type.