A rare treat: Ulysse di Barbochos Reiau de Prouvenco

Ulysse and his brother Ursus ( in Canada) are the 2 last pure Barbets in existence..that means there is no poodle blood in them. If I had not told you, you probably could have guessed! He is a French Treasure and has reproduced to save the line, so for that we are blessed. He is going on 14 years of age.He is very typical of the historical Griffon-type.rose18877smBarbet_Ulysse2017_sm

 

 

 

 

What you see is not always what you get.

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Barbet Moderne

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Vieux Barbet ( Barbet/Griffon de chasse)

 

 

 

 

 

Interesting read below about someone who has shared “experience“. When you buy a product, whatever it may be, it must correspond to specifications…and breeder’s experience, meaning predictability and in what is called “lines”.You don’t want to get a socutesonice pup that has nothing to do with what you imagined.

You want a Barbet, but which one? The old one or the new one? Or a cross? There is not just one Barbet and if that were the case, we’d all know…and the breed would not be a hodgepodge of this and that, that have nothing to do with each other, but the name..So back to square one when the barbet ( small b to diffrentiate from the Barbet breed with a standard) was a genetic term to describe a dog, any dog, ANY SIZE with a beard, a mustache and hair that grows. The reason the is a standard was to differentiate the breed from another one with another standard. Of course all dogs are cute and we love ours, but that is NOT the point.

Text below is taken from Pr. Bernard Denis’ book about genetics…called GENETIQUE ET SELECTION CHEZ LE CHIEN.2007. 
ISBN2-914465-07-06 ed.PMCAC

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The message below is very important. Again, you do not need to like or dislike what I said, or what is being said…It’s factual and experience:

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Working on Barbet history since 2003 and making un-identified generic barbets? NO.

If some are perfectly happy having a dog with a name “barbet” that can look like anything under the sun, have a herrendous coat and be nothing like what it should be, well I am not. I have been there and will never accept being told that the Barbet is the ancestor to the Poodle, it is French and très frisé.

After being hasseled for a great part of the year, being treated as “dangerous” ( because I search for truth by working on the real history of the Barbet de chasse/d’arrêt, being accused of being homophobic by someone who has nothing to say of interest or intelligence)… well, I am back in the ring and the fight goes on. What you see below are all barbets………..except for 3. Talk about “genetic variability“!

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