HERCULE di Barbochos Reiau de Prouvenco

I did my my way…My proudest achievement!

…back to the beginning, my beginning and the real Barbet, a Vieux Barbet that does not look like a Poodle or a crossbreed fashion designer dog. I can sit down and admire this pedigree…and thank everyone who helped achieve this major feat in the Barbet world.

My GuyGuy and the puppies..

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.

Love to see their eyes, don’t you?!

http://www.chiens-online.com/nos-fiches-le-griffon-boulet-1er-chien-inscrit-au-lof-fiche-1502-page-9.html

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…”

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Marco, le Griffon Boulet. 1st dog LOF

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Look at the way their bangs fall over their eyes!

 

 

 

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Today is Thelma’s birthday…

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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.

https://www.pawpeds.com/db/?a=p&id=987702&g=4&p=bar&date=iso&o=ajgrep

Thank you, KB.

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Looking for identity?

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Before…                                                                      in process…cool, calm and collected…

berger_russeberger_russe2And 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.

My Barbet foundations…

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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:

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I love walks, and runs and jumping! Below is my brother: Froggy…( French Lover Dog). We look alike, don’t we!?

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Wanted: Griffon Barbet..but hurry, soon we will be gone.

Barbet_Griffon_type  The “Vieux Barbet” is severely threatened with extinction, due to its low birth numbers and lack of support by authorities who manage the breed standard. It is not about the re-incarnated Barbet of the 1980’s, using Poodles.

That is the reason why the Barbet Preservation Group was created on Facebook. It is a closed group and English is the lingua franca.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/437299646448131/

 

 

At the gate…

When they are outside, I am continually keeping an eye on them. You never know what can happen and it is better to be safe that sorry.
They are all too dear to me!
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