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The stupid things you hear sometimes…

Barbet_haireyesThe Barbet needs to have hair over the eyes, so he cannot see…in order to protect him from the reeds in water ( I guess they jump out at him?!) and also to protect him from thorns…I never knew there were thorns in water. Working on my learning curve…Iabada_Barbet_reedAs you see..they don’t need to have their eyes covered to protect them, but their body.Perhaps some overalls ought to do it…for a rustic  dog…?The things you hear sometimes, do make you wonder.

Baltic champion, too!

Gloria_BalticChampionGloria de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre, Baltic champion among other championships…We are all proud of her success and thank you Sirkka for your hardwork.

Gloria is a lovely girl with “natural working instinct” and has the tests to prove so…she is lovely and also a very nice looking girl!

“Apporte”, anything you want!

Barbet_apportefroguette_pheasant_may_barbetFor fun or for real…..we found a pheasant the other day…I jumped out of the car to pick it up. We played with it for a while and now…it’s snoozing in the freezer.

Bird watcher…respectful and polite.

Barbet_watchJust because it is said that the Barbet retrieves..does not mean it is at all allowed to chase birds….that is forbidden.

They have a mission, but they are to be respectul of other creatures!This is Iabada, wathching birds go by and feeding!

Look, dad…a good Barbet nose…is it?

LadyLA_BarbetOut and about in Swissland morrel hunting with dad and taking care of business every day!

Look, dad what I just found for you…

( Vennie x Froggy litter 2015)

My Barbet foundations…

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Thought you might enjoy seeing a French pedigree new generation (for me). This is my line that I have been working on since 2002, with Tchin Tchin de la perte aux loups.The objective is a Vieux Barbet or Griffon type ( as opposed to poodle type).
There is no official SCC database, with pedigree numbers and the likes as there is in other countries in Europe where you can see results of this and that, so the pedigree is what has the most information. Eyes are not required to be checked, but I do them regularly.

If you look at Ermengarda ( Coccolina) she has the highest cot.5/6 ( SCC official selection grid/cotation) of any Barbet so far in SCC Barbet history. Compay is French Champion and a cot.3
French Lover ( Froggy) is cot. 4. He could go higher if his progeny went to shows in France, which they will not. He could also become champion…but we will not go any further on that.

They all have DNA, HD score and then you see in red, some show results, which appear incomplete..( but dog shows are not a concern!)

I felt it was more important to go up the selection grid (cotation) for the foundation of my line. As you can see Abergavennie is cot.1 which means she is confirmed, A hips and did get best puppy at club specialty show.
Breed Club politicking, nastiness, incompetence as far as the breed is concerned along with regular badmouthing has put an end to our show career! I am glad I did what I did when I did it! Now I can reap what I sowed in my foundations, and continue my work piano, piano. Brother and sister Froggies..below:

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I love walks, and runs and jumping! Below is my brother: Froggy…( French Lover Dog). We look alike, don’t we!?

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Barbet treasures…

Booly Wooly (GuyGuy) almost 10 and Ermengarda (Coccolina) 11 years old. I do not know how many have the pleasure of watching their Barbets grow old in good health and happiness, together. They had 2 litters together, all healthy and they are both great great grand parents of very many puppies who have grown into champions for some.For others, they are just treasures.

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