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Ageing dogs and their loving people

It is quite obvious that growing old together is the best possible situation. When in 2007, I was contacted by a couple of “older” people..It never even occurred to me that they should/could not have a dog. I since then, found out that there ARE breeders around who refuse to sell people beyond a certain age..I am hallucinating., I thought.

Well, I was not…That is pure discrimination.

Corisande, 12.5 and her mom on a beautiful walk in the country.

It is obvious certain dispositions should be taken so the dog does not end up in a pound or some other horrible issue. When that is arranged up front, then all is settled and you enjoy each other.

Survival of the fittest

Not many Barbets manage to the ripe old ages of 13.5 months of age for GuyGuy and 14.9 for Coccolina. They both are strong willed and seem to be enjoying life.

What else can you ask for? I am blessed with their company each day that God gives us together.

Video souvenir: TiliTili then and now!

Nalia, her niece..

TiliTili today, nice overall morphology. Very typical of the old line/Vieux Barbet. Lovely character

As you know TiliTili was here last week and I have the video again, where she starred. Many people who have a Barbet today remember this video and it brought back memories..

Why?

https://www.swrfernsehen.de/landesschau-rp/Vernachlaessigte-Tiere-136-verwahrloste-Hunde-sichergestellt,av-o1137181-100.html?fbclid=IwAR3B-2W6-8BYQWQEmau9uZ9xWpx0F54L9mkayJkDwT1UbGf7kEB5C69cMqw

This really makes me angry. Let’s say some of us know the sitution of the Barbet ( Old and Moderne)..and some breeders sell anything to anyone who asks( remember you are saving a breed..!hum…), never mind anything, like background or history. Some people are very misled into thinking they have a gem.. THE best dog in the world…Well..now’s the time to look into this very sad issue. The dogs will be up for adoption at some point.

They won’t be charging the astronomic prices some change for a cross-breed..and these dogs deserve their socutesonice owner, too. Not everyone has a Barbet for shows/ ego trps or financial reasons ( making puppies and selling them socutesonice). Some just want a nice dog from a real good breeder. That is quite obviously becoming too, more difficult since we have more puppy farms and overbreeding..

pfffffffffffffffft. And some wonder why I get so angry?