A feat never matched here in France, by the governing authorities! The 2 dogs on the left have Coccolina is their pedigree and are part of the 1 100 Barbets in her pedigree! The breeder is a well known handler in the Netherlands and works at the kennel club. That is very exciting!
After taking the time to finally sit down and tabulate Coccolina’s descendance, I have come up with the unbelievable figure of 1100 as she turns out to probably be the Barbet that is present in, more than 1/2 of all Barbet pedigrees since her first litter in 2007, if that number is 2000 and still an awesome 1/3 if the total is 3000. In the Barbet world, there are no real statistics and nothing official. What I have tabulated IS OFFICIAL, and taken from databases.
I will be able to do a more precise breakdown in the future as to which kennels her descendants have contributed to and believe you me..the list is long!
She is in fine health and enjoying life. Happy birthday my lovely girl and many more!!
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.