Happy Birthday Thelma Lou…diddouddiou also known as La Douce.

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Thelma turns 11 today..and thinking back to 2002 and what has gone on since…..At least for all the negative that has gone on in the breed overall, there is a lot of positive. One is standing in the background!

Thelma is exactly as a Vieux Barbet should be in character, ability and morphology, proud descendant of Hercule and cousin to Ulysse…and don’t tell her she reminds you of a poodle.

I can claim that I make dogs for my personal pleasure and place excess..so no, I am not a real breeder and will never be! I even got Thelma in exchange for a case of Maconnais wine, so don’t be saying that we claim “Vieux Barbet”…to make them more expensive!

Barbet_Thelma2008Barbet_vieux1 BCE 2nd cat, so natural retrieving instinct!