Steady breeding and objectives make it possible. Breeding for type, character and natural ability*( and health, of course, which goes without saying)…Lovely little Velvet is not Beethoven’s, but lovely Coccolina’s 5th generation…and I am not even a breeder!
So, as the other one says..I have hunting dogs but don’t even have my hunting licence…..well, it is a crying shame because my dogs are awesome on land and in water..what about the others’? Can they do the same right off the cuff in their backyard set up with nettles and thick bramble?
Barbets en Bresse..what else.
That natural instinct!
https://pawpeds.com/db/?a=p&id=1250147&g=4&p=bar&date=iso&o=ajgrepWhen you look at the pedigree, it all comes clear!
Thank you for the magnificent pictures…
I could not believe my eyes, really..this girl is just amazing.
For those of you, history buffs:
A few days ago was the 9th birthday of my second litter and the first with Ermengarda/Coccolina , who had come to me from Italy, with Ungaro.
Now looking back, I must say it was a litter that changed the course of the breed as we soon found out when they started reproducing. There were mostly only black dogs or some brown, but nothing else.
From this litter and the fabulous people who contributed to its success, Coccolina achieved a feat not another Barbet has ever reached. The SCC “elite B” level.
SCC selection grid TAN. Used as model on the French breed club banner.
ChiChi l’Amoroso:Finnish and Lithuanian show Champion
Cooldady: My first guide dog for the Blind in Lyon, to be followed by several more
Corisande: lovely girl and companion
Caya:SCC selection grid 3/6 TAN
A wonderful litter who reproduced quite a lot, in several countries and their descendants have had litters, and on it goes!
Happy Birthday to all of you, may you stay happy and healthy for a long time!
For more about Coccolina:
What a shame working Barbets have been so mistreated by the authorities, in France.Now we just “play” and no longer enter any type of competive trials.This will remain one of my favorite videos!