Why do you think there are so many breeders everywhere on the globe for such a “small” breed?
This really makes me angry. Let’s say some of us know the sitution of the Barbet ( Old and Moderne)..and some breeders sell anything to anyone who asks( remember you are saving a breed..!hum…), never mind anything, like background or history. Some people are very misled into thinking they have a gem.. THE best dog in the world…Well..now’s the time to look into this very sad issue. The dogs will be up for adoption at some point.
They won’t be charging the astronomic prices some change for a cross-breed..and these dogs deserve their socutesonice owner, too. Not everyone has a Barbet for shows/ ego trps or financial reasons ( making puppies and selling them socutesonice). Some just want a nice dog from a real good breeder. That is quite obviously becoming too, more difficult since we have more puppy farms and overbreeding..
pfffffffffffffffft. And some wonder why I get so angry?
When you want to buy a Barbet, you definitely need to do research on what you “think” you will get…and the Barbet world is full of surprises.
I put this video together ( who else would?) because it’s important that when you are acquiring a companion for 12/15 years, you know what you are getting into….
Many say as little as possible and ride the wave of the “rare”and “help the breed survive”….
Interesting read below about someone who has shared “experience“. When you buy a product, whatever it may be, it must correspond to specifications…and breeder’s experience, meaning predictability and in what is called “lines”.You don’t want to get a socutesonice pup that has nothing to do with what you imagined.
You want a Barbet, but which one? The old one or the new one? Or a cross? There is not just one Barbet and if that were the case, we’d all know…and the breed would not be a hodgepodge of this and that, that have nothing to do with each other, but the name..So back to square one when the barbet ( small b to diffrentiate from the Barbet breed with a standard) was a genetic term to describe a dog, any dog, ANY SIZE with a beard, a mustache and hair that grows. The reason the is a standard was to differentiate the breed from another one with another standard. Of course all dogs are cute and we love ours, but that is NOT the point.
Text below is taken from Pr. Bernard Denis’ book about genetics…called GENETIQUE ET SELECTION CHEZ LE CHIEN.2007.
The message below is very important. Again, you do not need to like or dislike what I said, or what is being said…It’s factual and experience:
If some are perfectly happy having a dog with a name “barbet” that can look like anything under the sun, have a herrendous coat and be nothing like what it should be, well I am not. I have been there and will never accept being told that the Barbet is the ancestor to the Poodle, it is French and très frisé.
After being hasseled for a great part of the year, being treated as “dangerous” ( because I search for truth by working on the real history of the Barbet de chasse/d’arrêt, being accused of being homophobic by someone who has nothing to say of interest or intelligence)… well, I am back in the ring and the fight goes on. What you see below are all barbets………..except for 3. Talk about “genetic variability“!
I am still very much saddened that for a woman who did work for and even against… the breed, no one has been able to show a picture of her and just say nice words that one would say about a person who has died…but only refer to her “so-called” epi study from 2010 (which came after her claiming it was an allergy to chicken).Now, how can a bombshell half-desnuda breeder at shows, who claims her dogs descend from Napoleon’s poodles and refers to a Lagotto juvenile epilepsy study to ensure her “dogs” are clean of sorts and so great..be able to talk about a woman she hardly knew and was not even respected by her, at the time…this is what goes on in this Barbet world where you claim superiority not by you acts, but by your slanderous comments against others ( and they are numerous).
We do not know really when she died, where she is buried and how we can even send her family any words of support..I’d say that is rather scandalous on behalf of a club, but then…what else is new from a breed club that has nothing else to do but attack people, and slander them.
Below is a reference to a study that even Mrs Loiseau did not work on;nor did she work with anyone of any consequence in the research or scientific domaine..her study was “homemade” like many of the pedigrees we have..Poor woman anyway, that some play up for their own profit. Shame on you. She did try to bring down people with her Quebecois friends and her Swiss one, but it still is not working. I do feel sorry for all of you.I will remember the happy times, and how often we laughed…at you.
Nice to be able to keep up with some of the Barbets who have come through here. Vera was a not-happy-at-all Barbet where she lived in the Netherlands. She was accused of having bitten some people…so I drove halfway and rescued her. She spent a while here with mine. Relearned to trust people and dogs and when I thought she was ready for her nice happy family and greener pastures, she found a nice family to live with. She is now in the UK and best friends with the 2 children and a loving family. Her family gives me news every so often and I really appreciate it. Vera will be 12 next month..looking good, eh?
I am glad I did it…Vera is special to me. Must say, with the world as it is today…I would never do it again!
History is written by those who make a commitment to truth and honesty, not by those who have nothing to say.If you ever wondered why very few ever refer to the past of a breed threatened with extinction, re-incarnated in the 1980’s and only look to the future…could it be because they have nothing to talk about , but their own future? I have most of the archives on the breed making it difficult for anyone to refer to anything but Buffon, 300 years ago…when there was not definition of breeds other than what little information about groups of dogs, that had certain characteristics in common. Our information is a bit more concrete.