Since 2011, I have been there and been there. I have never ever promoted a link to those networks, nor advertised selling puppies. I do not tell people I am there.. You can sell and promote anything under the sun and I feel as a non-breeder that is contradictory to my code of ethics. The way some deal with information is extremely frustrating and so is the lack of solidarity, unless it’s to save rescue dogs and promote cute kitten pictures…Many leaders, have been particularly useless people, extremely frustrated would-be breeders. If they had made proper breeding choiceschoices, by using their critical thinking skills and doing research…..but did not, and often they hold positions to pour their hate of the breed… and feel the need to shine in public to get even, while others gawk. They do their best to take up space and I suspect, show their frustration. You get a dog for 12? years and if it starts out on the wrong foot, it ain’t gonna get better..unless you dump the dog on someone else. You can’t, so then? You can’t shine ..which is why social networks are the way they are. So be it. Life is not a socutesonice picture of life..sadly, it shows in their actions.
Life in the Barbet world, is not a lot of fun. Never has been..In fact it’s all about who badmouths who and when. It’s not at all, nor has it ever been about dogs. Scrtach the surface and you quickly get to the smelly part.Promotion of their own breed and that one has nothing to do with history!
There is an added dimension..and that being many breeders are running out of “new” blood and scraping the bottom of their drawers…using studs who are younger and younger and over and over..and the habitual breeding for color.
Recently, and probably because of the publication of the easy to understand factual history of the breed, Barbet Moderne breeders felt the necessity to launch an attack led by Pontius Pilate, whose job is to thrash people for money..but never deal with the breed ..mandated by our old totalitarian breeders whose income depends on their sales of a myth, created in 1990 and “threatened with extinction”!
My head always sticking out for facts and truth, was of course the aim of the skud, with a mission : kindness.. nothing again to do with the dogs..
Sadly, jealousy and envy are doing their best for the breed and time is ticking.
I am a purist, I got to 5 generations of healthy dogs..with the perfect historical type I wanted. http://barbet-frenchwaterdog.com/water-dogs/griffons-and-the-likes/vieux-barbet-or-griffon-barbet/
I was asked many times if I was a breeder. Well, it’s like being bi-cultural. Which do you feel more? Well, it all clicked in my mind and no I am not a breeder. I just want to prove that breeding to obtain proper results as far as type/morphology and temperament, IS do-able when you take the time to evaluate the results, not to compete for sales and to sit back and smell the roses. Now, I am smelling my roses and enjoying them….
Dis moi Duna, birthday coming up. She will be 5. 57 cms 26k. Represents a perfect the Barbet Moderne, rare breed..not threatened with extinction, because re-created in the early 1990’s. Nice, tall and heavy and square. Nice and cute.
Iabada-badoo..son Nat-K and dad Froggy. An amazing family within the family..
Years and years ago, when I had my Poodle Pasta and she was 14/15 and getting old (1997?), she was given a steroids shot by my vet, this same vet. Last week, GuyGuy was standing like a German Shepherd and trying to hold his hindquarters up and I asked my vet if the shot was possible. It was taken off the market because some horse people and cow breeders were using them to pump up muscles so its usage was restricted (or stopped). For dogs and cats, it’s been back on the market for a year. I am lucky.. so GuyGuy got a shot last night and hopefully in 3/4 weeks..if he is still hanging in there, it ought to help him move around in a better way.He is eating and keeping track of everything and even me..so worth a try. He is an absolutely incredible warrior. Everytime I think he’s going he bounces back. For how long? I do not know..Tomorrow is another day.☺️