One of my very very favorite Barbet videos to celebrate the joy and happiness of our Barbets and through them, …ours.
We are blessed to have such, nice, happy, friendly dogs, called Barbets!
Happy New year and bless the Barbet God, because I know there is one, for Fanny de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre’s coming home after having disappeared for almost 3 months and having puppies somewhere, in the meantime….
And as it says in the song, we’re one passing through..so be kind..and enjoy life for theirs is so short.
Merci Valérie…pour ce landmark!
…It’s almost up to you, but not quite! The heads of my line since ..way back! GuyGuy and Coccolina.
A few years ago, when I thought that there was really a selection…I even remember asking (..) why the points system that was created a century or more ago was not used anymore. …and then I woke up. Today, is the BIG club specialty show. There are 2 additional shows this weekend, so dogs can become great show champions rapidly! All conditions are there. Right judges for the cause are selected( yes, there is a selection, but not the one you think)..and winners can be predicted who will take their trophies with that “suprised, oh me” smile on their face. This evening we ought to get all the feedback along with the information about their “apéritif to chitchat about the Barbet” which the pdt said we would have a full report even if we are not members. Speaking of members, it appears less and less owners are members..just can’t imagine why. Anyway, looking forward to the results, eh. Knowing the pedigree of the judges, it’s going to be easy!
Professor Bernard Denis has been around for many years and certainly is “aware” of what is happening to our breed and many others.
A pot de “l’amitié” has been set up for the Club show in December where everyone present can discuss the breed…Now, it may be the teacher in me, but going there to chit-chat about the coat or this and that when there are a lot of competent people around who were at some point, willing to help…are not there, seems another shot in the dark. Do you homework first and get the proper info. Why some cannot comprehend that there are varieties in a breed, is mindboggling. Then wonder no more why this and why that.
Yet another database has been set up, or revamped, or whatever you want to call it, but..this great innovation is soooooo old. Getting a symposium report out 4 years after the fact is yet another blunder to the breed.
Something to look into as a subject:
the 1830 edition of Buffon/Daubenton, about the degeneration of animals:
Using Barbet blood and selecting on a Poodle type, is not helping forward the breed…Need more subjects? Just ask, or whistle.
The SCC says the breed was “reconstructed” by using poodles( I say “et al”)…why is it such a difficult concept for some to understand that there were LOF/SCC Barbet before the breed was “re-constructed”… Before it was RE-constructed, re- means again..it was constructed and there were no Poodles…!!This is written in French for the French..who refuse to understand( they are not the only ones, sadly).
Then, on the other had when you can’t spell, how can you understand?!There may be A Barbet but there are 2 varieties…how difficult is that to comprehend? Mind_boggling what some do, when you think they ought to know better.
- with proof …of course.
I had always wanted to go to see this statue. I was amazed at the city…and of course, thought about some facts:when you think about how it was so totally destroyed during Worldwar II and rebuilt stone by stone..you kind of wonder if everyone takes it for granted?
Pictures always speak louder than words.
I got this lovely gift…a picture of her Grand-daughter in Sweden. Yes, there still are Old Barbets around…( Vieux Barbet). They do show up in various lines, even where there is a heavy poodle influence. Again, it’s a matter of selection. You will also recognize the type of coat that is very characteristic of my line.
Thank you, KB.