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Good job in Switzerland

This was not a test for fun…but the real thing: blood tracking to find  a wounded deer..and she found it. Fabulous nose she has and how proud she was next to the poor old chap who had a broken leg. She is a dazughter of Froggy and Vennie from 2015.

Sad news.

Cooper de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre has passed on. He was ill for only a few days and the vet could not help him as he may have had a tumor.

Picture was taken after he came back from the vet last weekend.

He is the first of that litter to have gone.  He fathered one litter of pups in Sweden where he lived. He was just over 10.He will be sorely missed by his owners. It’s a sad page to turn..


Amnesia at the breed club. Long live the Barbet Moderne.

Today is another big day as there have been many over the years since the creation of a club for the Barbet et al.. there are yet again elections to vote for who will save the barbet Moderne from extinction...keeping in mind that the barbet Moderne (swiss kraüsli) was created in the 1980's by JEAN-claude HERMANS, to equal the work of Messieurs Korthals and Boulet..and destroy what was left of the VIEUX BARBET ( standard written in 1886 for a Barbet d'arrêt, not a converted standard poodletype.
  The Vieux Barbet will not survive another dictator because after 35 years of trying to keep its head above water, I think the situation is hopeless (has been) and the club is not the only one to blame.That's life.The history of the breed to date will be written and all those who fought to destroy each other and the breed will have their place in the long list of socutensonicehowIam...They are all in Lyon today, to vote..for another ignoramus.

Mrs Hélène Pêtre,Barbochos Reiau de Prouvenco who always tried and believed something positive would happen for the breed.

Mr Rainier T. Georgii, who supported Mrs Pêtre and who also believed..The old Poppenspäler’s died with him.The new one has nothing to do with his work. Nothing.

Here’s looking at you.

Compay’s last litter before he came home.

Compay is now home after being away for 3.5 years ( working for the breed).

His last litter was born a few days ago, and you can see the white markings he is famous for, but in the sand color. Love it!

Compay II, a couple of weeks old in 2007.

Never seen before in Barbet world: 5 generations under one roof

5 generations under one roof!

A feat no one, not even a real  breeder, in the Barbet world has ever accomplished.

To this day: to show a line and its evolution  over 5 generations . I did it. A lot of sacrifices..But I am so happy. 13 years to 5 months. All homogeneous and healthy!

I have worked very very hard over the last 15 years to get to where I wanted to be.

                   A particular type of Barbet, the historical Griffon type, as in Rose, 1887.

As the Vieux Barbet should be, as portrayed below. These are all historical references. Le Barbet n’est pas un Caniche.

Birthday: Vennie and Froggy 2015 litter!

7 out of 11 is not bad..2 at guide school for the blind (one reformed)..One in Alsace and another in Paris.Maybe we will have news for next year! These are all doing well…Happy birthday and many many more!