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Ploughing right along: cara Coccolina

My greatest achievement? Coccolina has now reached the 1500 mark of pedigrees she is in. She has been a MAJOR contributor to the type, character, health of about 1/3 of the Barbet world*. No small feat. She is the only Barbet in France to have reached the 5/6 level of the SCC selection grid. I am very lucky and blessed.

  • *I’d mention color, but I do not breed for color, nor do I sell for color..

Games people play: now you see it now you don’t.

This is the pedigree before the “situation” was brought to the attention of the SCC, apparently very recently…

and when you look at the pdf all of Faro’s family is gone.DNA  problem…

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Super champion Faro becomes an ATI (no known ancestors).>>>Someone somewhere fibbed on the SCC papers which are legal documents and signed them attesting that what was originally declared was the truth. About 200 Barbets lost 1/2 of their pedigree in the transaction and many are now supporting the person who lied, by asking to get the full pedigree back…never mind the lie..eh. What is more important? One does wonder.

In a breed that has had so many problems over the years, you would think that most? would show their transparence…by posting/sharing DNA information rightaway and not waiting for some odd reason, 8 years later. There’s a rat somewhere along the line. As usual, par for the course, in our socutesonice Barbet world where everyone is a great 5-* breeder.

I am not surprised because “ce qui devait arriver arrivât” as many knew the pedigree was “off” and had known for several years..

Conclusion: “my” breeding half of the pedigree is one of the best in France, coupled with…the worst.

A tale of 2 sizes and 2 different breeds!

https://www.centrale-canine.fr/lofselect/articles/la-sante-pour-les-6-races-du-club-francais-du-chien-deau

Here you can read what now defunct club says about the 2 types of population. One: the Poodle type, re-incarnated by JC Hermans which has nothing to do with the old breed.It’s called a  BARBET MODERNE. Nothing to do with the standard OR HISTORY.

The other: VIEUX BARBET=> is the historical one, threatened with extinction because many have not a clue of what they are talking about…Fighting has gone on since 1980’s and it does not look like it’s about to change. I am one of the few to have archives on the real breed and my work along with some others’ is certainly not appreciated. that is life, but I maintain facts are facts and lies are lies.

 

5-course meals for my GuyGuy

He is of course, enjoying my undivided attention.His eyes are covered because he cannot see very well and is blinded by bright lights. He does not have PRA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…because he’s worth it.     It takes about 15 to 20 minutes for GuyGuy to eat.

It’s a 5-course meal, spoon fed to direct him to eating kibble and…the end of a chicken bone, then white chicken meat, then some boiled herring, then some oven cooked herring, then some chicken liver ( a very very small amount) and back to adding chicken. He walks away, goes to drink, goes outside ( for obvious reasons) comes back and stretches his stomach while eating…it’s no easy feat and I just deal with it for as long as necessary. Twice a day or x3 depending….but he is ok, and happy and has gained weight, as he has gone from just over 20k in May to 23.4.

He is taking medication and homeopathy and whatever cookies and anything he likes. He has chronic bouts where he will begin to throw up and then onto more medication, every 4/5 weeks and right now I am hoping that then homeopathy we started 2 weeks ago is going to prevent him from having an issue or at least that he can feel ok longer. It’s been 5 weeks and he is feeling a bit under the weather right now.So, we take each day as it comes.

With elderly dogs that is the only way to go. Make them happy, so you can well imagine that for 2018, if all goes well I will have time to continue helping him and enjoy the others who need the same attention.