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.
Ageing dogs..more work and care, but lots of TLC..
We all stopped talking to watch…
We did not have to say anything. He sensed it. So he put his paws up very carefully..and klet himself be touched. Very moving moment for us.
Ermengarda ( Coccolina) is now in just over 1600 pedigrees on the database. There are probably close to 4000 alive today..I think that is a lot, but what can you do? Great-great grandmother is doing well!
Bijou Babe de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre
19/04/06 – 31/07/18. We will miss you, lovely girl. Long live your legacy..
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..