Barbet de chasse/Working gundog: Froguette

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Floirac de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre  (aka Froguette) est le premier Barbet issu d’un élevage amateur français à avoir été dressée professionnellement pour devenir auxiliaire de chasse, terre et eau. Elle avait été sélectionné pour ses aptitudes naturelles pour le rapport et la quête. Elle a un excellent nez et adore travailler. Elle a passé plusieurs mois à faire un entrainement “endurance” ( courir 2k+, plusieurs fois par semaine), travail en eau de rapport et ensuite 15j de dressage pro ceci pour passer le BICP de ce jour: annulé. Nous devons maintenant en trouver un autre… ailleurs. Dommage, mais bon.C’est pour son plaisir et le mien de la voir s’éclater.Ca vaut tout l’or du monde.

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Floirac de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre is the first Barbet born and raised in a France to have been professionally trained to become a working gundog, and retriever: land and water. She was selected for her natural retrieving instinct.She has an excellent nose and loves to work. She has spent several months endurance training ( running 2k+ several times a week) and waterwork, the professional training for 2 weeks to be able to do a BICP, which was cancelled. Now we need to find another one…elsewhere. Shame, but. It’s worth all the tea in China seeing her have a GREAT time for no reason, but to enjoy it.

 

Please bear in mind, they ABSOLUTELY MUST see. The coat is a MAJOR problem and certainly a/THE reason for the Barbet not making it as a continental working gundog breed.It will never become a working breed in France again…I am sorry to say, and the breed will die. I, myself am doing it to prove some (not all) Barbets are, with training, excellent working dogs (land and water) and “just” saying the Barbet is a working/gundog/retriever is false and misleading information. Then, I am doing it also for the memory of our Dear Georgy. Froguette has an excellent nose and loves what she does more than anything else.These dogs don’t exist just to make babies…but also to prove a point: they existed for a reason and that reason no longer exists so the breed will die. Onwards and forwards….?
Barbet_workingdog7That IS steam coming off her back. She really worked hard! She is ready!