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Out with the Old, in with the New?

2018..the year when hypocrisy, false paternity declarations, no club for the “orphan” breed and the French Kennel club laying low…none of it being their problem. Their reason for being? ..that everyone get along and not make waves.


Many wish that the SCC or French cynology would appreciate more the value of “old blood” as breeds, bloodlines or part of bloodlines and protect that and make that more important as weight than hierarchic and bureaucratic procedures. That not all responsability should be thrown blindly on the table of breed clubs, but that preservation of old breeds should always be taken first and its concern should be on a higher rank than administrative procedures.
Breed clubs have to be checked, if they are still functional, so for the breed and not for the personalities and personal honours. If people outside clubs complain about the clubs, something should be done about it by analyzing what’s going on, without nasty friendship politics.
If a population under one name developed over the decades into 2 different, and not (or only very little) related breeds, belonging to different breed groups, and intentionally never meant to belong to the same breed, then a separation in the pedigree book is most wishful.( asked for years and years ago!)
For each one some kind of commission can be formed, in order to adjust the correct standard for each of them. It would be logical when the population, not bred according the standard of the original breed, should be nominated to be recognized as a new breed, under a separate name.
This is the best chance to avoid unnecessary and endless quarrels. After some time for each of them the commissions can develop into a breed club for each of one.
Pr Denis said the same words years ago, and was ignored, by the SCC. Their main interest is not breed preservation or we’d know it.
Some figures to ponder:
17 300 000 clicks on Google for the Labradoodle
4 870 000 clicks for the Barbet ” Moderne”
333 000 clicks for thr Vieux Barbet.
Shows rapidly which is rarest and most threatened.
Barbet Moderne is fine and not more than a pedigreed Labradoodle.

 

In stride.. they have been together for so long..

With hindsight…I am not 100% sure, I would go through all this again…

Maybe I should have have a gazillion litters with the 2 same dogs and not ever have any objectives, but to make money.

Maybe I should have lied on the pedigrees, put as much money in the bank, bought clothes to seduce judges at shows and not done DNA or nothing..

Maybe I should have been as nasty as some of the people I have had to deal with over the years?

Maybe, even I should have said they were the ancestors of the Poodle ( which I was led to believe) and they were pure bred years ago..nah..

Problem is, I am too honest and my dogs are too nice for me to lower myself to that  level of pettiness and nastiness which seems to be done alot in dog breeding and with  incompetent breeders. I am at the point just happy I can reap what I sowed with my dogs. It is probably better that way and just enjoy their old age in a healthy state. They have been and are just so great. Shows ta go ya.

Ploughing right along: cara Coccolina

My greatest achievement? Coccolina has now reached the 1500 mark of pedigrees she is in. She has been a MAJOR contributor to the type, character, health of about 1/3 of the Barbet world*. No small feat. She is the only Barbet in France to have reached the 5/6 level of the SCC selection grid. I am very lucky and blessed.

  • *I’d mention color, but I do not breed for color, nor do I sell for color..