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Best from Switzerland: Ela Samba

Could not resist sharing this beautiful picture of Ela Samba de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre, now almost 8 years old..She has had a wonderful career and done very well for our breed’s survival.

Lovely Vera de la perte aux loups

Vera_Barbet2016a Vera_Barbet2016b

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?Barbet_Vera_girl2013

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!

Outdoors Vennie and family!

Didi_Barbet_sm Toby Vennie_BarbetAlways loved this picture  of Vennie, her mom and family and thinking, “well, when Vennie has a litter, it could be a small one…”Little did I know that she would have so many ( as usual here!). To the right is her brother Toby who lives in Scotland and left Vennie de la Vennie..taken this morning.You should be able to identify them easily in the picture above…taken at 8 weeks.

Love the before and after pictures.

Colleen de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre


This lovely lady is very typical of what I “do” and what I like to do. She looks very much like her mother Coccolina with nice open curls and an easy coat to keep up.

Below, she is with her daughter Gaia. They live in the north of Sweden.




They are both champions, I honestly can’t remember of where…( Sweden for sure), forgive me because that has never been a priority for me.

My priority has always been to do my best in bringing up the Barbets I have, the puppies I have produced over the years and making sure they have the best homes they can have since they do deserve the best.

Treat time..

barbet_gangWe had a very busy weekend with Flora ( Iroise) and her friend Exquis vistiting on Saturday. Exquis is the son of Chesara and Vincacao and Flora is great-grand daughter of Coccolina. Treat distribution time  and then they moved to the back yard for a glimpse of the pups and a run!


I will update pups post later today with our visit to the Canine Educator’s and the big trip in the car.Stay tuned!