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On the count of……….guilty.

You don’t “just” breed dogs because it is your job…you learn everything you possibly can to further the breed and not just your line (or your wallet). I wonder if that is why clubs were created a hundred years ago? What do you think? To help dogs and not attack owners…….

In the Barbet we can’t even get an inventory, much less discuss anything of any concern with people turning their nose up and pretending they are the only ones who can……and know it all and breed for health and what was it? Temperament, yes, that’s it.


Inherited from Halbran…

anal sac carcinoma…Has anyone heard of it? No, probably not because thoese who know who is who don’t advertise it. It is however another reality.

I saw Halbran suffering. Good thing Vincacao only died of old age. They could have blamed him…depstite the fact that he had healthy siblings just like him. When you want to condemn a line, you can always find a way.

A very sad Barbet story: Dalia is going to die.

We are all a bit used to kiss kiss so cute so nice very superficial dog stories about how cute they are. Well, this time it is about a cute dog who is going to die. Put yourself in the owner’s shoes.She had plans as many of us for a bright future until the bubble exploded. Poor little girl has heart problems. The story has been removed because it is not proper to talk about a dog who has any kind of problem and I salute the owner to have shared it. The stiry has been removed but as in other cases, it was available to the general public, meaning everyone, long enough to copy it.

I am hearing about many horror stories and I hate to be the only bearer of bad news, but the Barbet is losing its genetic diversity, there are less and less males to use because of XXX and XXX and not enough knowlegde about what the Barbet is and not to mention XXX. So, there you have it about the truth.

In the meantime, Dalia is going to die. I read it well mit the Google translator, so do it too.

The breed is dying and I “repeat again” France has nothing to do with it as the breed is not managed by France and has not been for many years.

Who will wake up first? The blond or the brunette?Or could hit be the dyed redhead.

So…..voilà.Dalia could be anyone’s dog and regardless of what the problem is, the rest of the breed suffers.





Health, Ulysse and the likes…of a state of delirium.

Many may not know this( or care) but I do own most of the club bulletins since its foundation in 1980. Along with that, I also have the 2nd club bulletins. Which club? Aha..

Then being in the Barbet world long enough, I have spoken to many owners of the past who were thrown out of the club. Those people did give info on dogs and the past. Other info is simply in old bulletins. ( liver problems, entropion, cancer etc)

This year, 6 Barbets of different lines have died at a not old age of 6 or 7. That’s quite alarming. We are now in the generations after the Hermans era. His era was the one many know and some love.

The dogs he shipped off to the USA were canailles de Verbaux and they did not farewell.They were also “L” litters…and guess who they had in their pedigrees? Limaille and Luron. Scary.
2 other “L” litters died at age 8, most of us do not know of what, since that is a big secret managed by Mrs Loiseau and superFonzyFive star.

There are some countries where dogs never die, but only of old age, but in a normal world a Barbet does not generally live til age 15.

That makes it easy to manipulate people into thinking only the only superooodle line is healthy.That’s what is going on as we breathe in a Scandinavain country well known for its successful aging breeders of Barbet.The new generation has been well coached, but with a lot of hot-air.

When Ulysse is forbidden to reproduce, despite the fact that he and littermates and pups are hasseled big time is not right, nor is it working for our Barbet world where we need to use “ALL” dogs as quoted by our new expert on the breed since now.

So, IF Simone wants info: you know where to ask. Go east to the canailles de Verbaux line.

Behaviour and genetics

The place to be in September! Sorry it is in French but you will get the overall meaning. Definitely something to attend. H Räber says that “just” because a dog shows hunting instinct does not mean the line or the production will.

There was an article published a while back in France about the Barbet being a gundog/ hunting dog. I have always been careful as to reponding to requests and info about that.

Most of my dogs can do it, but I cannot gurantee it. The other drawback is the price: Gundogs are not “really expensive” dogs and not many hunters are willing to pay over 1000€ for a pup and then have to also groom them regularly. The coat is a very important factor here. If you can run a comb through the dog or if you spend 2 hours doing one leg? Since many only breed to obtain extremely curly coats showing no concern for character or hunting ability, well then, that takes care of that.

Back to square 1.


Le comportement du chien et du chat expliqué par les gènes ?
Une journée dédiée aux éleveurs pour en savoir plus sur la place des gènes dans le comportement de vos chiens et chats.

Vous êtes éleveur. Vous sélectionnez des chiens de race. Vous constatez l’aspect héréditaire de certaines caractéristiques comportementales.( hereditary  behavioural issues can be detected) 

Vos chiens présentent un tempérament plus ou moins spécifique de la race. *Vos chiens ont des traits de caractère particuliers, présentent des aptitudes au travail, à la chasse, à la garde des troupeaux, au mordant, etc. Les chiots que vous produisez héritent manifestement d’une partie de ces caractéristiques même si l’environnement joue aussi un rôle important.

Quelle est la part de la génétique dans la détermination de ces traits comportementaux ?
Des spécialistes du comportement et de la génétique vous exposeront l’état des lieux des connaissances :
– le rôle des gènes dans le comportement, les études scientifiques qui cherchent à identifier ces gènes,
– la dimension pathologique de certains comportements, l’influence de la génétique sur le tempérament,
– le déterminisme et les modes de transmission.

Les présentations allieront l’état des connaissances scientifiques avec des exemples concrets de lien entre comportement et génétique chez le chien et aussi chez le chat.

Chaque présentation sera suivi d’un débat et de questions-réponses qui vous permettront d’exposer les situations que vous rencontrez dans votre élevage et de répondre à vos interrogations sur la sélection de ces traits comportementaux.

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* As I said recently on a social media, “how can anyone say the Barbet is this or that until they have had enough pups of their production grow up and perhaps even reproduce themselves before they can say what the Barbet behaviour is? Despite all the mixing of different breeds to make what we claim a Barbet is…….there are leaks now more and more about how there are temperament issues in some lines.

The individual detaining most health issues hidden about several lines under control, is having difficulties hiding these issues. I think it’s about time…Accusing the Barbet of being this that or the other whilst discussing dogs with  of no ancestry , pure Poodle or PWD crosses, and pointing fingers is hardly an argument expect for the useful idiots who work closely at accusing dogs they know nothing about.

No names, but the people concerned know who they are.