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Brainwashing update, not just for hands…

We are all home for the reasons we know..or hope we are and we know because sometimes people do not know whatisgoingon..I  am  serious..dead  serious. We  all  believe  some  information  blindly  at times  and at  others,  we  doubt…depending  on  the  source..after  years  of   brainwashing  people  the believers  of  the  Barbet  de Buffon  have  quietly removed  most  of  their  references  to  him  and  his  Spanish  Water  Dog..still  leaving  people  to  believe  if  they  have  a SWD  type..it  is  a Barbet..well?? Think  x2 because  sometimes  others  are  better  informed  than  you are..On  that  happy  note..stay  safe!

Beauty in the eye of the beholder..

Coccolina’s eye has this awful looking growth on it. It started last summer and is getting bigger, slowly but surely. Vet agrees it is unpleasant BUT it is not life-threatening. It can be removed, but I think anaesthesia could be dangerous at her advanced age. I am sharing this with you here and now because the other day when I visited her daughter Corisande, almost 13 years of age, I saw the beginning of a similar growth on HER eye. Now, if you have this removed, do it as early as possible.. Coccolina being in almost 3000 pedigrees around the world, I suspect there may be the issue somewhere and it’s best to know about it.

Otherwise, Coccolina is doing her best, eating and having her daily walks…a real trooper.

Breed identification issue. You decide?

I have been spending a bit of time on internet, “looking around” as one does..and trying to identify waterdog breeds. Well, so far I can recognize a Spanish Water Dog, a Portuguese Water Dog, a Poodle and a Lagotto. The plot thickens when it comes to the Barbet which really can look like any of them…or most likely a pure Doodle. This due to lots of myths and falsified facts that suit a breeder in need.

You decide what you want. Below a Vieux Barbet which is a Griffon and it does not look like any other waterdog. You decide if you want to be fed a line or get facts.

Move to cover ground..

What we see more and more at dog shows is some very Modern Barbet specimens and rarely the old breed.. especially in France where judges have merrily deviated on the breed and no longer can pretend they know the standard…years of mis-management that we pay for, cash. A Barbet should MOVE, Cover ground and show power and strength. They are not city window shopping dogs..

 

Did he or didn’t he?

Took Froggy doggy to work with me, because I think they enjoy individual attention and since I had a short afternoon..off we went. Stopped at my favorite bakery on the way and got myself a tarte à la crème…that I forgot

in the car. When I came back..Do you think he ate it or not?.. he did not. My Froggy Doggy..