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Enfin, une bonne nouvelle.Il en faut!

Plusieurs années de sélection ont fait que je suis en mesure d’annoncer la saille de Outdoors Abergavennie, acquise en Hollande et de French Lover Boy de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre. Je ne fais plus que des portées occasionnelles car il est difficile avec une sélection poussée, de faire autrement avec une race en voie d’extinction. Mon travail de sélection est apprécié et le premier pas est de savoir si chiots il y aura. Ensuite…rdv dans plusieurs semaines pour savoir! Et ne vous inquiétez pas, je vous dirai exactement la composition du pedigree et le suivi de la lignée et de la race. Je ne fais des portées que pour cette raison et ceux qui me connaissent, le savent! Il en va de la survie de la vieille race du Barbet.mating barbet2015

Etre de bonne constitution et avoir les reins solides.

Vous imaginez que pour moi,  le travail de sélection depuis de nombreuses années se fait sur des critères historiques et la recherche de poursuivre le Barbet authentique,.

On m’avait bien dit qu’à force de ne pas aller en expo, on laisse plus de place aux canichoïds. Eh ben, ça c’est fait.

http://www.thedogplace.org/ShowPlace/Preferred-Type_Gammill-091.asp

Il y a un article intéressant à lire (en anglais) à ce sujet. C’est vrai qu’ en France, je suis celle qui sait le plus ce qu’est un Barbet et il existe 2, on va dire, autres personnes à l’étranger, plus Tomasz Targowski qui savent ce qu’est la race. Je possède la majorité des archives et ceux qui prétendent tout savoir, me font rire doucement.

Bref. Froguette ne sait pas lire( heureusement), mais elle sait chasser et avec les allures qu’il faut. Ça, on le sait et si un juge n’est pas capable de se renseigner  intelligemment sur une race en grande difficulté avant de con-damner les sujets les plus représentatifs de la race, faut peut être que les juges soient formés correctement? Et c’est qui qui fait ça?…

Vous imaginez bien que lorsque vous entrez dans un ring d’expo canine, vous êtes à la merci d’un juge qui connait oupas la race et s’en fait une idée qui parfois n’a rien à voir avec la réalité. Le Barbet devient souvent ou comme je le dis souvent ( et que c’est faux archi faux) ancêtre du caniche sans preuves aucune et /ou une variété du caniche.

C’est ainsi que ce weekend, il est effectivement devenu une variété de caniche miniature avec une carcasse de poulet de batterie..et on ose nous faire croire que notre chien, c’est de la m—- et l’autre est parfait.

Froguette s’est fait lyncher, mauvais ci, poitrine étroite, angulations de m—-, ah mais, bonne attache de queue, oreilles et bonne dentition. Ça vient d’où, je me demande. Résultat, si vous voulez un chien d’expo, ne venez pas chez moi…

Pas une mention de son poil frisé qu’il faut absolument pour un barbet de chasse sinon, ce n’est pas un Barbet…de chasse.

Ben boudiou. Merci à la dame qui a pris la photo avec mon appareil! Froguette est une super chienne, avec un caractère extraordinaire qui correspond parfaitement aux critères de la race. La vraie. Et ça, nous le savons, car vous voyez ses exploits régulièrement sur ce site…

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Et enfin, si je dois respecter un juge, qu’il respecte la race, lui.

Antagène at French Championship in Dijon

Antagene183Those who know me know that all my dogs are DNA identified and that all my dogs since the beginning have contributed to the French CNRS research on epilepsy in the Barbet, which sadly enough will probably never result in a test for lack of people worldwide contributing. I had a nice long conversation with  a competent person on the stand about the other well-known company who does tests  that many on social networks have been talking about and my questions were answered. I got my 2 kits for Vennie and Iabada and in passing a bag of treats for Froguette and a cute photo….before she got thrashed in the ring by the socutesonice judge who obviously thought that if the Barbet did not look like a poodle, it was not a Barbet.Coming up…

 

Storing DNA: Antagène

http://www.antagene.com/fr/antagene/stockage-adn

I am extremely grateful for the work Antagène does for dogs. This is how I was able to connect Thelma to her dad, Vincacao and will continue up and sideways when possible. It’s high time we proved that when the pedigrees are correct, you can work on selection.

That is another dimension from “just” selecting on O% like for a yogurt….

Fondation du Patrimoine 2014

Fondation2014 001 Fondation2014_letter

 The Barbet is not doing well in its own country. French people generally have no clue it exists.  The reason why I filed a dossier with the FONDATION DU PATRIMOINE is to draw attention to our poor breed as a gundog, waterdog and also a companion. I did not think we would get anywhere, BUT at least we are on the map, and I will continue to fight for the breed where the club does not, since they really have not a clue what to do with it.

I am honored to have received a nice medal and perhaps next year, we will get somewhere as I will continue as I have for years.

The breed lacks anyone being an expert on it at the breed club, and France overall being in the state it is…it’s just a reflection on the rest of what is happening in this country. It’s a mess politically for lack of anyone deciding to do anything to change anything and take any responsability, or ask for help. So, that leaves it wide open for other countries to take it over. Basically, the country… has no balls to do whit is necessary to put the country back on track. France has lost its grandeur and its splendeur and our leaders pretend all’s well. That sums it up. The club spirit: “all’s well, we’re winning”!

 

Almost 12 years later…

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As the story goes, Thelma’s breeder eventually said Vincacao was not her father because breeder did not like his flat coat and instead had used Ratafia a T.I ( Hercule x  Portuguese water dog, Maidi also known officially as Elsa dos Lusiadas). So, I lived with that in the back of my head for years and years and finally the truth is official. It  really was Vincacao. Next step, you will see when the time comes!

Vincacao was brother to the 2 monsters, as they were commontly called: Vetliner and Valençay….so they were also Thelma’s uncles! One can’t pick family, can one.

No game of chance: DNA and the SCC

I think I am the first Barbet “breeder” in France to be able to post DNA compatibility, as proof of my work since my first litter in 2006 (2 years of unsuccessful tries before that). I am extremely proud to be able to share my dogs’ DNA with you. Honesty and transparency is what I have always promoted and the fact that there are other breeds in the Barbet, but I have always been extremely clear on what my objectives were. So clear, that the other day I was asked what the % of Barbet blood was in a particular dog…

I did not wait for the SCC to launch their new program February 25th 2014 to start! I am however happy to see that it served a purpose!

http://www.scc.asso.fr/Lancement-ADN,673

Of course, some breeders (of any breed) will always find a way to convince their way to something non real professional, but tis ought to lower the risk.

Compay_compatible
My dogs have participated in research for the breed and along with that, I have always felt it was very important to attest to conformity to pedigrees and ancestry. I am very active in tracing ancestors and types as part of my work for the breed and it’s survival.
Bijou_compatible

The Barbet is an extremely rare breed, especially in its home country: France. Of course, we had to find blood elsewhere or the breed would have imploded and degenerated a long time ago.The main objective is trying to work to keep the type, the old type in our case, and by that I mean the people working on the old type’s survival ( Vieux Barbet)

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Next Vennie will be done, along with blood sampling sent to research.

The next step?

Hopefully to be able to establish somehow that, more than just repeating over and over and over that Hercule and Hourrie were not brother and sister..that we can at least show that the H’s were not all siblings. That would be nice.

SCC : new pedigrees

http://www.scc.asso.fr/Nouveaux-documents-genealogiques,481

Tous les Certificats de Naissance et tous les Pedigrees émis par la SCC dès mise en place de ce regroupement sont de nouveaux documents comportant donc, pour chaque géniteur, tous les éléments immuables de son identification et en plus :
– sa cotation,1 to 6 as before
– la mention, le cas échéant, que son identification génétique a été réalisée ou que la compatibilité avec ses parents a été établie,
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new pedigrees will state whether dna has been done and relationship with parents has been established.

– les informations de santé relatives aux Affections Héréditaires Invalidantes de sa race et gérées par le club de race concerné, Health concerns from tests will be mentionned
– les informations sur les performances obtenues aussi bien en morphologie qu’en travail.
Show results along with Working trials.
This has obviously been done with the objective to stop ( prevent) fraud.
I am extremely happy about this measure because it will certainly make what is left of the creative pedigrees, come to a screeeeeeeeeeeeching halt.
That, plus the fact that with photographs of generations of Barbets we should be able to come clear.
All Barbets born in France, where it is extremely easy to do DNA tests should be the first ones to have done it, with the breeding stock they have along with any older dogs around.
I know it’s valuable information and worth it for the Barbet’s survival.