Nancy in the sunshine…

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There were some Barbets in the 30’s in Nancy, but since? Who knows…
Seeveral people stopped us to ask us what they were as we didn’t go unnoticed through the streets of this beautiful city. The sun was out we had lots of time to wander around this city I know well, since I had worked there before going to Lyon, back in the 90’s.

I would have to say that people had never heard of the breed, nothing new…Like a friend said recently, they loved the breed when they saw it. In France, however not many are interested in developing it, as long as we can say “there’s only one Barbet”That’s what counts..” blablabla…when you imagine that in France the breed is completely unknown. haha. No one cares if there’s one or 10, really…

…And we have some super professional breeders (and their sidekicks) who know it all and are most happy to contribute to the generic definition of the breed:

a dog of any size and coat type, as long as it has a beard. Eh oui, ma bonne dame.