Vieux Griffon Barbet: 6è génération, la portée SiSu*


Narcisse du cheval  blanc sans tête





Mom and Dad of generation 6

Travail de sauvetage d’une race en voie d’extinction: le Vieux Griffon Barbet est le type de la race et du standard rédigé en 1886.

Thelma la Douce: Cotation SCC 3/6   BCE (Brevet de chasse à l’eau )2è cat.

Coccolina : Cotation SCC 5/6  >la plus haute cotation jamais enregistrée pour un Barbet LOF ( liste des origines françaises). Elle est dans près de 3000 pédigrées de Barbets, enregistrés ce qui représente environ 40%. Elle a produit une descendance qui a des titres de Champion dans plusieurs pays.

Ces 2 femelles  ont “fait” ma lignée depuis 2006.

Be my Bijour Babe: exportée en Finlande  en 2006 et revenue pour une portée en France

Ch-Compay II: Cotation  SCC 3/6 et Champion de France 2010 >vainqueur NE

( Nationale d’Elevage)

French Lover: Cotation SCC 4/6 BCE 1è cat. Excellent NE 2012/ plusieurs Meilleur de Race en exposition canine.

Liriope: fille de French Lover  cotation 1/6 ( avec Vennie/importée des Pays-Bas)

Narcisse: fils de Liriope cotation 1/6

Sisu: la 6ème génération dont la maman est :

Ulysse di Barbochos Reiau de Prouvenco


Iabada: Importée des pays Bas et fille de notre Ulysse di Barbochos Reiau de Prouvenco, trésor du patrimoine Barbet français, et arrière petite fille de Coccolina.  The Sisu litter is dedicated  to Göran Sjoström Kennel Nelum Himalis in Finland

who made this all possible, by  letting  me  use  my  Bijou  Babe  de  la  serve  de  la chapelle  d’Alexandre.

Be my Bijou Babe de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre

French Lover de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre

Liriope de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre

Ch-Compay II de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre

Thelma la Douce ( Tchin Tchin de la perte aux loups)

Coccolina ( Ermengarda)

HISTORY: the Barbet does not look like a Poodle. It is not its ancestor. The Barbet Moderne is the direct descendant of a Poodle

Times flies..

I had not realized there had not been any posts for so long.. I am still every day doing “Barbet” but not always here!

Dylan Da Capo ( 14 years old) from Germany Nancy Sinatra de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre ( 3 years old)

I have something extraordinary to share with you. This is a photo taken last weekend in Finland. This is what dreams are made of. I had hoped for a long time that a picture could be taken of 2 Vieux Griffon Barbets of 2 different breeders…Just to show you they did exist before they all started looking like BIIIIIIIIIG POODLES  .. Working on keeping an old breed alive is not a money making venture, that is why you see so few. They are near extinction.

This is proof again, that the man on the moon did not just fall there and that a Barbet Modern has nothing to do with a Vieux Barbet/Authentic Barbet/ Vieux Griffon Barbet.




Vieux Griffon Barbet: 100 left in the world..and dwindling.

When I got into the breed, of Vieux Barbet or Vieux Griffon Barbet..I was told to stay away from the Poodle lines. They go back 100+ years ( we’re talking Wycliffe/Apiele et al).
Not all lines had Poodle in them, they do now. It’s a question of getting the type out.
An F1 litter when crossing lines as one does today is going to be a pot-pourri of all the breeds in the 2 dogs. They will be cuteandnice but useless down the…line. Unless you know your lines and not many do.
Not all lines have SWD. You can see which do.
All lines have PWD.
Some lines have IWS. It is the only line that helped as it is similar to the Vieux Griffon Barbet, when you know how to select. I know all the pedigrees back to when they made the first ones.
You don’t always inherit from the parents, but from their siblings. Keep that in mind if you do not know what they look like.
There is a bunch of still, hidden stuff like there was in ALL breeds many years ago. Suffice to ask Pro- breeders. They know. By that I mean OLD breeders not recent ones.
I have always tried to keep one or two puppies of each litter ( I have not had many, it’s not possible) to see how they grew under my roof, not dispatched and brought in for breeding.
Dealing with a nearly extinct breed is a sacrifice and passion, contrary to what some may think, is not a money making affair. It’s trial and error.
Here you have 60 dogs in my line which comes from the oldest line which is Italian, along with the one which was in the south of France.
 I can go back to the 30’s with type and you can go further with history. I have.
If you use Poodle history you will be hard put to claim a line. That’s is unless it is a Poodle line>> Barbet Moderne. It is not an ancient breed…it was created in the 1980’s in France.
Now if you breed, and claim “genetic diversity..”.. I would ask of what? Why?
What is your breeding goal and do you have a breeding plan, down the line and why have we never heard of it?
That is, with the fact there are less than one hundred of the Vieux Griffon Barbets alive today.They are not easy to come by.
Last but not least I have DNA going back 7 generations. My oldest Barbet is 15 and my youngest is 3.
It’s been 20 years now. I have most of the archives and 5 generations under my roof, going on 6, I hope.
it’s a labor of love and devotion.
The man on the moon, didn’t just fall there!

Be my Valentine..

Nat-King de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre. My 5th generation of Vieux Barbets.

…Because not everyone is on a social network…

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

Valentine’s day is the perfect day for an announcement of importance. As many know, we are reaching the end for the old breed. After many years of working to reach my objective,I have decided to go to the next step.

I am looking for a female “outside” the box to continue the Vieux Barbet line. The ultimate objective is to use the stored “straws” of Ulysse di Barbochos Reiau de Prouvenco to help in the survival of the breed, the old breed.

She must be of proper type/morphology and temperament.

I’d rather stay away from brown.

I must be able to work with someone I can trust and there will be terms to a contract we will establish together. This will be to avoid any abuses or excesses.

Please contact me privately.

Thank you.



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.