French Lover 1st excellent in working class
Very quiet and stable behavior
Body with enough length
Nice/beautiful head, good length of muzzle
Dark eye, good teeth
Excellent angulations in front
Some less in hindquarters, in particular, in the heels
In movement tight in heels ( it comes from the Barbochos…)
Thelma: 1st excellent in working class
55 cm( yes!)
Almost 12 years
Sufficiently stretched overall morphology
Very good condition
Head in good proportions, dark eye
Some straight in upperarm
Good angulations in hindquarters
Good ribs, good legs
Movement for age excellent
Coat could be slightly more oily. ( she has had a dry skin propblme for several months and is taking oil to help her coat texture improve)
Now how many judges have you seen to ever take coat texture into consideration? Most interesting!
I must say that I am extremely proud of Thelma’s accomplishment at this show. 1st excellent, at nearly 12 years of age is quite a feat and shows the strengths of her line: meaning Hercule, Ulysse di Barbochos Reiau de Prouvenco ( verboten in Swissland) and all of those in the line 2 of the Barbet.( more about that when I get my head around it!)
All the dogs were measured, again as owner and breeder we know their size( and weight) and it is to our best that we agree with the size in complete transparence and not for any other reason than the breed standard.
Booly Wooly and Vennie were there too, and will be dealt with.
Coming up…I am a bit behind on posts and Portrait of the week. Please bear with me!