Out with the Old, in with the New?

2018..the year when hypocrisy, false paternity declarations, no club for the “orphan” breed and the French Kennel club laying low…none of it being their problem. Their reason for being? ..that everyone get along and not make waves.


Many wish that the SCC or French cynology would appreciate more the value of “old blood” as breeds, bloodlines or part of bloodlines and protect that and make that more important as weight than hierarchic and bureaucratic procedures. That not all responsability should be thrown blindly on the table of breed clubs, but that preservation of old breeds should always be taken first and its concern should be on a higher rank than administrative procedures.
Breed clubs have to be checked, if they are still functional, so for the breed and not for the personalities and personal honours. If people outside clubs complain about the clubs, something should be done about it by analyzing what’s going on, without nasty friendship politics.
If a population under one name developed over the decades into 2 different, and not (or only very little) related breeds, belonging to different breed groups, and intentionally never meant to belong to the same breed, then a separation in the pedigree book is most wishful.( asked for years and years ago!)
For each one some kind of commission can be formed, in order to adjust the correct standard for each of them. It would be logical when the population, not bred according the standard of the original breed, should be nominated to be recognized as a new breed, under a separate name.
This is the best chance to avoid unnecessary and endless quarrels. After some time for each of them the commissions can develop into a breed club for each of one.
Pr Denis said the same words years ago, and was ignored, by the SCC. Their main interest is not breed preservation or we’d know it.
Some figures to ponder:
17 300 000 clicks on Google for the Labradoodle
4 870 000 clicks for the Barbet ” Moderne”
333 000 clicks for thr Vieux Barbet.
Shows rapidly which is rarest and most threatened.
Barbet Moderne is fine and not more than a pedigreed Labradoodle.

 

Happy Holidays!

Everyone is doing well and we are all happy to be able to have 2 entire weeks to play and enjoy the Holiday Season! Merry Xmas…and

…Best wishes to all of you who follow our daily life, here in Bresse!

 

Un Barbet, s’il vous plaît?

Alors, voilà. L’exception qui fait la règle..un message en français! Vous êtes nombreux à me contacter de France et d’ailleurs pour avoir des infos sur une éventuelle portée de chiots. N’étant pas éleveuse professionnelle, je mets mon accent sur mes chiens et la lignée que j’ai construite..du Vieux Barbet qui n’est pas à l’origine du Caniche, mais un Griffon, =cousin du Boulet, disparu aujourd’hui. Le Vieux Barbet en prend la voie. Etant donnée que ma lignée de 8 chiens et 5 générations est sous mon toit et non dispersés à droite et à gauche, je me concentre sur leur bien être et surtout celui des anciens..qui sont prioritaires dans mes objectifs. Ce sont mes chiens et mes amis..ils forment une famille.

Ce n’est pas une mince affaire, mais mes chiens ne sont pas des objets de reproduction. La pyramide dont ils font partie est celle de l’age et de la sélection à 5 générations. Je ne vends pas au tout venant, mais à ceux qui ont envie d’un chiot d’une race en voie de disparition et qui est “rare”, mais pas le rare du Barbet Moderne..type caniche et n’écoutez pas le chant des sirènes de marchands qui vont vous dire le contraire, et que ce sont tous les même chiens. C’est FAUX. Je travaille sur ma lignée depuis 2004 et je sais de quoi je parle..

Ageing dogs issues..my GuyGuy

I make sure they get the best out of life since they have been so good for so many years..A state of panic yesterday when GuyGuy had a stroke. The vet said this morning it was a minor one and he is not too wobbly and a bit of medication and he should get  better..He had a short walk as it was sunny ( ouf!). The other dogs are all sniffing him to see how he is..Very interesting how they all greeted him warmly this morning when he decided to get up. It was very moving.

This photo was taken yesterday, with Vennie sniffing his face. He now has a face twitch from the attack. I hope it gets better. He is eating and acting as normal as he can. I am trying to, also.

Proof in the pudding? Old Barbet anyone?

Last Sunday, was the xxth Barbet club match in the Netherlands. Interesting facts about what was shown there. 67% of the dogs had my Coccolina in their pedigree and out of the 75 dogs present…maximum 5 looked like what the breed should look like and that is NOT A POOFED OUT POODLE-TYPE. What does that mean? It means people are more and more breeding to breed. I like the expression and I think it sums up the issue..nicely.

So sad that now they are starting to look like the Canadian/US show dogs..and needless to say that the old breed/Vieux Barbet/Old bloodlines..would never win because judges were “taught” wrongly (misinformed), that the Barbet was a Poodle. 

And because, well…..and what is really “funny” is people are now looking for the type below and are calling/ contacting me.. for help in finding a dog with the old type. Well…I now refuse to help because in a litter you can get several types and I cannot dictate to a breeder what to do. So, the last person who called me was very angry and hung up on me..

Bottom line? 5/75 is 0.06 of the old type available…and that is very representative of what is going on worldwide. How fun?!

Nat-King de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre and mom, Iabada ( Isabeau von der Leibrücke). Typical of the old bloodline /Vieux Barbet.

Nancy Sinatra de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre