Just found out that some country has raised the age a female can reproduce to 9, but with an eventual petit accident, it may go higher?..when you think about the age a male can stud til, and they don’t( 12/13?), you kind of wonder if it isn’t the world à l’envers where you take studs barely confirmed, not fully developed ( aged 1 or 2 ) and max out their return on investment( $$$) and mate them with grannies( $$$)…what next? Make hay while the sun shineth?! We need a pension fund for these dogs and some dog-rights! Don’t you think?
ZAfter all what is a rare breed for, if you can’t take advantage of it? eh?
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!
Billy the Kid de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre , left and center
Charly de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre
French Lover Dog de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre
Different pedigrees, but a common link…in the past…as below, but how?
Be my Bijou Babe de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre: Best pup at the club show in 2007
Tchin Tchin de la perte aux Loups /Thelma
Batterikullens GoGo Girl ( Cilla), daughter of Billy the kid de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre..very typical of the old line ( Vieux Barbet).
Hercule di Barbochos Reiau di Prouvenco.
It is an extremely hard job to try to set the lines and show how they evolve for it is not always easy to get photographs. I want to thank the owner of Cilla for contributing to the Barbet’s history…with a capital B.
NB There is poodle (+) in all of these dogs, but not in Hercule.