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Never seen before in Barbet world: 5 generations under one roof

5 generations under one roof!

A feat no one, not even a real  breeder, in the Barbet world has ever accomplished.

To this day: to show a line and its evolution  over 5 generations . I did it. A lot of sacrifices..But I am so happy. 13 years to 5 months. All homogeneous and healthy!

I have worked very very hard over the last 15 years to get to where I wanted to be.

                   A particular type of Barbet, the historical Griffon type, as in Rose, 1887.

As the Vieux Barbet should be, as portrayed below. These are all historical references. Le Barbet n’est pas un Caniche.

Setting and reaching objectives.

After 10 litters and 81 puppies, selection work to my 5th generation, the highest SCC selection grid ( highest cotations SCC: results of all Barbets), several champions in France and in foreign countries, guide dogs for the blind, dogs with BCE/BICP ( hunting trials on natural instinct since I am not a hunter) and reaching objectives set in 2003…I can now step back and enjoy the result of my work. I do not like what I am seeing in France at all, and have decided to step back and smell the roses in my garden for a while.

There are some very very pretentious, pompous and nasty, incompetent people who are in it for the money, have no competences in the breed ( have not a clue what a Barbet is) and who respect nothing and no one. So be it. Suffice to read what belittling stupid infantile comments are posted on a socutesonice social network. called Parlons Barbet…Rather nauseating…but nothing new in France where the breed whether Old ( Vieux Barbet) or Modern ( Poodle type) all LOF/SCC  will never ever get along. Breed club being incompetent since the beginning, in 1981..there is basically no hope left of survival of the old breed and the new Modern barbet can be assimilated to a Labradoodle, but just less expensive, quoi que…look at the average Barbet price in France, for very often a new breeder and a crossbred, crossbreed. Amazing.

https://www.eleveurs-online.com/pa,tarif,868.html

On that happy note. Enjoy your Sunday. Just to reassure some, I am not going anywhere. I am here to stay and make sure people remember what a Barbet is, since many breeders do not.

 

 

Inters’ting information…

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?

The history of the breed in pictures.

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http://barbet-frenchwaterdog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Barbet_HERITAGE2016.pdf

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!

A feast for the eyes…Evergreen von Sprinbell

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That natural instinct!

Bravo Carmela!

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!

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This is Clyde Jr…in Sweden.His father is Cooper de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre. Un petit “air de famille”!  When you look at the pedigree, you understand that, too.

Thank you for the magnificent pictures…

 

 

 

It’s all in the head…but I am looking for the common denominator!

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Billy the Kid de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre , left and center

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Charly de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre

 

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French Lover Dog de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre

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Poppenspaler’s Valdepenas

Different pedigrees, but a common link…in the past…as below, but how?

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Be my Bijou Babe de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre: Best pup at the club show in 2007

 

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Tchin Tchin de la perte aux Loups /Thelma

 

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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).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

The rain in Spain stays mainly on the plain…

You would think so…

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…However, we’ve had a lot of rain this year and when it shows up as a mini pond in the garden..they seem most taken aback! That has never happened…

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What is going on here?