After a few of us going under cover and standing up to make sure Ulysse was allowed to reproduce as Griffon Barbet of the purest kind in his home country, I am proud to say that he is well supported by all of his progeny and lots of really nice people paying a tribute to him, by posting photos of his descendants. Ulysse turns 12 next month at it’s high time to start celebrating his achievements!
Father to 43
Grand-father to nearly 150
Great grandfather to 80
and…great great grand-father to nearly 200
and 5th generation to 30.
I say not bad for a purebreed threatened with extinction who was not allowed to reproduce because he was not curly enough. And yes, I had a lot to do with it since I got him confirmed here in France, where some ( not all)know what a Barbet is.
Read more about the ongoing “challenge”: