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.
“My late female Steenbrak (Old Dutch hound) Boukje on the left and on the lithography by Verboeckhoven, standing next
to …her portrait, you can see a most similar “chien courant” (scent hound), in the middle an old type of local épagneul (longcoated pointer) and a “Barbet”.( text written by a friend who noticed the ressemblance…). Leendert Bosman.
Isabeau von der Leibrücke aka Iabadabadoo…( Babaloo von der Leibücke x Ulysee di Barbochos Reiau de Prouvenco), left and a Barbet in 1844.
If you read this in French, you should be able to get an adequate translation into your language.Where it says ,A European History, you will see that it says that :…Barbet amateurs notice some similar characteristics between the 2 breeds…as we speak, I am reading JC Hermans “ANTHOLOGIE DES CHIENS D’EAU ET DES RETRIEVERS, vol 3, p168 and it says, “Les Barbets…un instant ces chiens ont porté le nom de griffon Boulet parce que…”
I got this lovely gift…a picture of her Grand-daughter in Sweden. Yes, there still are Old Barbets around…( Vieux Barbet). They do show up in various lines, even where there is a heavy poodle influence. Again, it’s a matter of selection. You will also recognize the type of coat that is very characteristic of my line.
Thank you, KB.
Before… in process…cool, calm and collected…
And why not the Russian Ovcharka style? I did not do the tail, because it was a bit much…but? The poor Barbet is still looking for its identity in its homeland of France with a breed club, not much concerned with where it came from, and only looking to its future as????haha.
So, since we cannot beat the club looking to destroy the breed, let’s make the Barbet another breed…Nothing new you say? Well, they’ve tried the Poodle. It is what they are on…for the time being, but with not a whole lot of references..so? And with no Frenchies speaking up to defend and protect the breed..well? Well Nothing. So, we play and laugh at idiots while we won’t cry.
Thought you might enjoy seeing a French pedigree new generation (for me). This is my line that I have been working on since 2002, with Tchin Tchin de la perte aux loups.The objective is a Vieux Barbet or Griffon type ( as opposed to poodle type).
There is no official SCC database, with pedigree numbers and the likes as there is in other countries in Europe where you can see results of this and that, so the pedigree is what has the most information. Eyes are not required to be checked, but I do them regularly.
If you look at Ermengarda ( Coccolina) she has the highest cot.5/6 ( SCC official selection grid/cotation) of any Barbet so far in SCC Barbet history. Compay is French Champion and a cot.3
French Lover ( Froggy) is cot. 4. He could go higher if his progeny went to shows in France, which they will not. He could also become champion…but we will not go any further on that.
They all have DNA, HD score and then you see in red, some show results, which appear incomplete..( but dog shows are not a concern!)
I felt it was more important to go up the selection grid (cotation) for the foundation of my line. As you can see Abergavennie is cot.1 which means she is confirmed, A hips and did get best puppy at club specialty show.
Breed Club politicking, nastiness, incompetence as far as the breed is concerned along with regular badmouthing has put an end to our show career! I am glad I did what I did when I did it! Now I can reap what I sowed in my foundations, and continue my work piano, piano. Brother and sister Froggies..below: