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From France to Sweden via Finland : Happy 3rd Birthday!

5/7 have kept in touch..It’s Always nice to get news on such a lovely litter.

Neo Mahler in Sweden

Nancy Sinatra with the antler she found, in Finland

Narco at home, in France

Mom Iabada and Nat-King

Napo out and about in France

Brainwashing update, not just for hands…

We are all home for the reasons we know..or hope we are and we know because sometimes people do not know whatisgoingon..I  am  serious..dead  serious. We  all  believe  some  information  blindly  at times  and at  others,  we  doubt…depending  on  the  source..after  years  of   brainwashing  people  the believers  of  the  Barbet  de Buffon  have  quietly removed  most  of  their  references  to  him  and  his  Spanish  Water  Dog..still  leaving  people  to  believe  if  they  have  a SWD  type..it  is  a Barbet..well?? Think  x2 because  sometimes  others  are  better  informed  than  you are..On  that  happy  note..stay  safe!

Beauty in the eye of the beholder..

Coccolina’s eye has this awful looking growth on it. It started last summer and is getting bigger, slowly but surely. Vet agrees it is unpleasant BUT it is not life-threatening. It can be removed, but I think anaesthesia could be dangerous at her advanced age. I am sharing this with you here and now because the other day when I visited her daughter Corisande, almost 13 years of age, I saw the beginning of a similar growth on HER eye. Now, if you have this removed, do it as early as possible.. Coccolina being in almost 3000 pedigrees around the world, I suspect there may be the issue somewhere and it’s best to know about it.

Otherwise, Coccolina is doing her best, eating and having her daily walks…a real trooper.

Breed identification issue. You decide?

I have been spending a bit of time on internet, “looking around” as one does..and trying to identify waterdog breeds. Well, so far I can recognize a Spanish Water Dog, a Portuguese Water Dog, a Poodle and a Lagotto. The plot thickens when it comes to the Barbet which really can look like any of them…or most likely a pure Doodle. This due to lots of myths and falsified facts that suit a breeder in need.

You decide what you want. Below a Vieux Barbet which is a Griffon and it does not look like any other waterdog. You decide if you want to be fed a line or get facts.

Mon amie in need, son amie indeed.

I should know better than think that friendship in the breeding world does not have a price label. In a dog eat dog world, there is always one on stand-by since making puppies >>>regardless of what they look like <<<<IS the priority.

You always pay the piper. Breeding is not for “friends”..because anything that has to do with money has nothing to do with friendship.

Integrity and having ONLY the breed as one’s main objective and wondering if the sun will ever shine on the poor Barbet is my only reason for being. Having a racer in a line and working hard for a breed to help it survive does not fit with many ambitious money dealers..merchants who make as much as the females can produce.

So, be it. I will not lower myself nor does it affect my ego to not have a super stud making pups for people who are just into sellsellsell..I have never been in it for the money…