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A Coccolina birthday: 15 today..

This box arrived from The Netherlands where she has a lot of descendants..Tasty chicken wings and dog bones she shared with her family! The watermelon liqueur.. was for me!

 

Coccolina, super Champion of hearts.. in the pedigree of over 2500 Barbets in the world. Nearly 3000 as she is on both sides. Mom to several Champions, International Champions and a long line of Vieux Barbets. Happy Birthday my dear, sweet lovely girl.

Thank you for  the wonderful gift, Amie, Edwin and Yvon..

Ask me how proud I am?!

1974..a Vieux Barbet par excellence.

These 2 beauties are descendants of my French Lover de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre..and Giorgia della Corte dei Berberi in Italy. A very close cooperation since 2005. It takes time but it pays off. Vive le Vieux Barbet...in remembrance of The work of Mrs Hélène Pêtre and Mr Rainier T Georgii.

There are approximately 180 Barbet breeders in the world. 4/5 are Vieux Barbet breeders. It’s not a money making endeavour..Please do not think you will find one so easily.

Barbet Moderne breeders are a dime a dozen and their production is to sell dogs.

 

 

 

My crazy GuyGuy..still hunting..

Their natural instinct prevails, regardless. He falls, I help him up and he knows I will. I helped his mother Thelma whelp him..why would I do anything else, but help him feel good until the end of his life? He’s my GuyGuy like all my dogs that I love and enjoy every day, in sickness and in health til death do us part?

(In the video, I am out of breath because I had to run after him..)

Ageing dogs and their loving people

It is quite obvious that growing old together is the best possible situation. When in 2007, I was contacted by a couple of “older” people..It never even occurred to me that they should/could not have a dog. I since then, found out that there ARE breeders around who refuse to sell people beyond a certain age..I am hallucinating., I thought.

Well, I was not…That is pure discrimination.

Corisande, 12.5 and her mom on a beautiful walk in the country.

It is obvious certain dispositions should be taken so the dog does not end up in a pound or some other horrible issue. When that is arranged up front, then all is settled and you enjoy each other.

Survival of the fittest

Not many Barbets manage to the ripe old ages of 13.5 months of age for GuyGuy and 14.9 for Coccolina. They both are strong willed and seem to be enjoying life.

What else can you ask for? I am blessed with their company each day that God gives us together.

Video souvenir: TiliTili then and now!

Nalia, her niece..

TiliTili today, nice overall morphology. Very typical of the old line/Vieux Barbet. Lovely character

As you know TiliTili was here last week and I have the video again, where she starred. Many people who have a Barbet today remember this video and it brought back memories..