Since I have been working for the breed and its history, colors, lines and transparence in pedigrees ( seeing again some recent disasters come through in color), I have become known for the fact:
1. I love it
2. It became a passion when the “old” breeders empowered me to use their documents and sort out the history of our French breed (which had been completely destroyed).
As it had not been done properly before, some had settled with their Buffon photo and are banking on it*.
The general public being what it is, no one bothers to ask anything, thinking they have a gem or a pearl of a breed going extinct. haha.
*I thought this is a bit leggio, to base a breed of a drawing of a dog 300 years ago, but that is my logic.
So, it turns out that after spending an hour sitting on a bench at the Nancy train station with this kind Professor and his book on colors in my hands, I was able to get a full course on the evolution of colors and also got confirmation about some of our out of standard ones (and ask ALL my questions). Ones born out of some of our zuper dooper champions in France and of course, in Switzerland.No need to add that in Scandinavian countries, there are some of these dogs, too. What is good for the goose, is it also good for the other? Guess not. Don’t tell anyone, they will ignore you. However this is a fact.
Bicolor and tricolor…are out of standard.Meaning a half gray leg or 3 colors on the leg are not standard colors.
DEFAUTS ELIMINATOIRES :
• Chien agressif ou peureux.
• Prognathisme supérieur ou inférieur. Mâchoires déviées.
• Toutes couleurs autres que celles mentionnées dans le standard, robe bicolore, tricolore, bringée, truitée.
• Poil court, rêche, non laineux, non frisé.
• Queue attachée haut, recourbée sur le dos, enroulée ou plaquée sur la croupe ou le rein,. Anourie, brachyourie.
You would think that some of the judges who are focusing on eye colors (mostly hidden) are blind themselves or kennel blind in support of their friends.