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.
When it’s dry..
Just in case the grass is wet..
Coccolina had a schwanome on her foot which needed to be removed..All is well, she is very good about it! Stitches will be out..
Booly Wooly ( GuyGuy) and Coccolina are the parents of the D litter, 2008..Domingo P ( Djimo) sends his best to his siblings for their birthday! We do too, here in Bresse! Doesn’t he lok just like his father?! Thank you Thérèse for always keeping in touch…It’s very important for us.
Ageing dogs..more work and care, but lots of TLC..
After surgery and all it entails at a certain age, Coccolina is recovering..she had a schwanome on her paw and it needed removing before it went up her leg.
I am one, maybe the only around in the Barbet world to show such continuity over several generations..it even amazes me. These are all males..
GuyGuy was having aches and pains as we all do at a certain age..he seems to be all better now and ready to train me..Coccolina going on 14 is doing well. Suffice to see who is panting..An added dimension to having dogs stay fit.