We have finished this visual part of the history of the breed. It is so, for there are no language barriers to consider.
There are a few mistakes to be corrected after the holidays, which will not stop your understanding of the evolution of the Barbet.
My main objective was to finish today, a very historical day, and to give fuel to those who need it for their “petite” discussion about the breed…
I hope you enjoy it as I did, working on it for several years.
I am onto my next Barbet project! Stay tuned and Happy Holidays to all!
This site above has not beren updated in 3 years? There have been over 3000 clicks since last week! Not happy with the nothingness you can find on the net around the Barbet and its rarity? Its history? What you are looking for may be a grand dose of Barbet truth? Fear not..it’s coming….After re-doing the history of the Poodle as many who have, and hitting the wall…I started seeking more sources, “des sources plurieles” as one says. Mostly foreign, they are which severely lacked in a lot of the “internet” copy and paste world of ours. You may like to go back through this very thorough site which is regularly updated with news of the world:
In 2012, we did have access to the éminences grises of the SCC. Pr Denis has his arms folded in his back. This is when Dr Leroy is being told he would not be talking about the work he did for 6 months before…
Professor Bernard Denis has been around for many years and certainly is “aware” of what is happening to our breed and many others.
Information courtesy of Pr Denis who will most certainly not hold it against me for sharing a page of his most interesting, understandable book.
The last paragraph does mention the fact that people, meaning breeders ought to explain why there is so much “diversity” in a given litter…and if they want a precise type, they need to look for a breeding with higher in-breeding %…bottom line: don’t lie about what you think you know to potential buyers…they are paying a lot for what they think they are getting.
A pot de “l’amitié” has been set up for the Club show in December where everyone present can discuss the breed…Now, it may be the teacher in me, but going there to chit-chat about the coat or this and that when there are a lot of competent people around who were at some point, willing to help…are not there, seems another shot in the dark. Do you homework first and get the proper info. Why some cannot comprehend that there are varieties in a breed, is mindboggling. Then wonder no more why this and why that.
Yet another database has been set up, or revamped, or whatever you want to call it, but..this great innovation is soooooo old. Getting a symposium report out 4 years after the fact is yet another blunder to the breed.
Vennie’s birthday is coming up, so as a special treat just for her...we went off to the Beaujolais and further to have a nice meal with some friends. I am sure she had a nice day as “queen of Sheba”…Photo taken in Rivolet at an antique wine press!
The SCC says the breed was “reconstructed” by using poodles( I say “et al”)…why is it such a difficult concept for some to understand that there were LOF/SCC Barbet before the breed was “re-constructed”… Before it was RE-constructed, re- means again..it was constructed and there were no Poodles…!!This is written in French for the French..who refuse to understand( they are not the only ones, sadly).
Then, on the other had when you can’t spell, how can you understand?!There may be A Barbet but there are 2 varieties…how difficult is that to comprehend? Mind_boggling what some do, when you think they ought to know better.