One is threatened with extinction and the other is rare, but only because it exists since circa 1990! Fighting at French breed club has gone on for 35 years now. It began when neither you or I had a clue what a Barbet was…many came/tried and left. Not worth the insults.Club exists since 1981.
You would wonder if Vennie knows she is her grandmother...she is the one who plays the most with her and takes very good care of her on walks and in her water escapades. If you see a bit of a harness there, it is unintentional. A dog should NEVER EVER go to water with a harness. it's dangerous.