Tag Archives: Barbet Moderne et Vieux Barbet

Puppies are the easy part…

..it happens once a year ( but not always), and it is generally planned out..the rest of the time is spent taking care of the dogs, making sure they are happy, doing research and answering the numerous questions people ask me about the breed and its history. That is not a very difficult part since I usually have the answers or the question leads me to doing some more checking to be sure of my information, since I hate misleading people. AND I enjoy helping.

Of course, my blood curdles when I see misleading, idiotic and deceitful comments about the Barbet..and there being only one…That is a permanent issue that is not helping either breed variety! It is very confusing to many/most people. However there are 2.

The “poof” Barbet Moderne re-incarnated/created in the 1980’s that they are trying to save from extinction? OR the Vieux Barbet that they say was extinct between 1940 and 1970..There is NO rhyme or reason to what is going on ..let’s face it?!

Facts versus fallacies or fake truths! How long will it last?!

Puppies: 3 weeks and growing

They understood “pipi-room” at 2 weeks of age, and naturally head to it when they can. It’s amazing how quicky they learn.                                                                                                                             

They are sitting up and moving around. Soon, it will be time to widen their horizons…They are so calm and peaceful..

 

 

 

 

 

A lot going on…with GuyGuy’s scanner…

My dear GuyGuy started vomiting well over a month ago. Since his is extremely rarely ill, I knew something was wrong immediately.Vet says liver inflammation common in older dogs..I thought cancer..so one month of medicine and back for second blood test and everything was back in the red.
 Plan B: scanner. He has a gallstone. We are working on neutralizing it...His temeprature was down down down  to 37°4 and I have been taking temperature in dogs recently, quite a bit. Today he is finally up to 37.8° so we are coming closer to the 38° "normal" for a dog.He was supposed to mate with Iabada and was too weak (I thought it was old age and would rather have him alive than kill him) so Froggy was happy to step in and whambam, one mating (as usual) and he was done.So, I am disappointed with what did not happen and happy he is better..and eating and asking for food, which is nice.

He has 2 brothers who have died already, and ...so.Anyway..he may never mate again, but that's life along with a lot of others "things" that happen in the Barbet world.

On a happier note, he will be 11 soon..I am ever so proud of him.


Shaved stomach for scanner

He’s getting better and asking for his walkies..

 

Froggies…et mini Froggies: Iabada litter 2017

Proud daddy Froggy ( French Lover de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre) x Iabada (Isabeau von der Leibrücke ). 7 pups ( 5m/2f) most have a little or a lot of white.They are all doinf very very fine!Most are spoken for.