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Misinformed, but not to blame.

The Different Ages of the Barbet

It is very sad when breed clubs are not responsible/feel no responsibility for the information they are fed/ and give out because they do very little, if any ,research themselves.

Then the snowball effect sets in and the general public is misinformed, too. Not a new concept…

The dog above is NOT a Barbet but a Spanish Water dog and it even, incredible but true, looks the same today.

Happy Holidays!

Everyone is doing well and we are all happy to be able to have 2 entire weeks to play and enjoy the Holiday Season! Merry Xmas…and

…Best wishes to all of you who follow our daily life, here in Bresse!

 

Ageing dogs issues..my GuyGuy

I make sure they get the best out of life since they have been so good for so many years..A state of panic yesterday when GuyGuy had a stroke. The vet said this morning it was a minor one and he is not too wobbly and a bit of medication and he should get  better..He had a short walk as it was sunny ( ouf!). The other dogs are all sniffing him to see how he is..Very interesting how they all greeted him warmly this morning when he decided to get up. It was very moving.

This photo was taken yesterday, with Vennie sniffing his face. He now has a face twitch from the attack. I hope it gets better. He is eating and acting as normal as he can. I am trying to, also.

When all is said and done?

…after xxx club presidents flapped their lips and did their best to remain in the comfort zone many are in, well, what did you expect?

The French breed club and several others have done their best to destroy what was left of the old breed and make sure enough space was available for their master race..the reconstituded Poodle type. So, there you go. Rejoice. The SCC took care of the Barbet, didn’t they.

In stride.. they have been together for so long..

With hindsight…I am not 100% sure, I would go through all this again…

Maybe I should have have a gazillion litters with the 2 same dogs and not ever have any objectives, but to make money.

Maybe I should have lied on the pedigrees, put as much money in the bank, bought clothes to seduce judges at shows and not done DNA or nothing..

Maybe I should have been as nasty as some of the people I have had to deal with over the years?

Maybe, even I should have said they were the ancestors of the Poodle ( which I was led to believe) and they were pure bred years ago..nah..

Problem is, I am too honest and my dogs are too nice for me to lower myself to that  level of pettiness and nastiness which seems to be done alot in dog breeding and with  incompetent breeders. I am at the point just happy I can reap what I sowed with my dogs. It is probably better that way and just enjoy their old age in a healthy state. They have been and are just so great. Shows ta go ya.