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Help, educate, promote and protect. I have reached my own objectives.

My Barbets have the highest quotation on the SCC/FCI selection grid of any breeder
in France. Facts are facts and accomplishments are what they are.

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I am not talking about shows because “shows” as we all know are not always the best references in a breed. I have done my share of shows for 15 years. Not what I enjoy the most.

Suffice to look at the facts. Fiction is what goes on in the background. When I have a litter, my pups are reserved well before my litter is born. I speak the truth about the breed and my work. It’s very simple. I followed my track…and have done my best. I do not have to advertise.

Below, is how it all happens  here in France when you have an SCC LOF registered dog. This is factual and it has nothing to do with what the breed club does, or does not:

http://www.chiens-online.com/recherche-eleveurs-barbet-211-search-barbet.html

click on person’s  “site internet”

click on “NOS CHIENS”

click on dog’s name

scroll down and click on “certificat généalogique”

scroll down and you will see the stars acquired by the different dogs.

the cotation ( selection grid) is only in France. It as you imagine gives the “worth” of a dig vis-à-vis

the dog world and reproduction.

It can change , and it has recently changed ( retroactive to January 1, 2016), no notice was given. It was and is immediately applicable.( as have been standard changes)

What has been added gets more and more difficult to achieve. Coccolina ( Ermengarda) being the highest ever on it for the Barbet. ELITE B

It has nothing to do with being a member of the club or not. And if you look around you will see there is a list of breeders who are club members ( which I have not been for 4 years, because they have worked on people more than helping dogs). (path to get there is below)

So, at this point, with the new rules, to be ELITE B =5/6 selection grid, I would have to find ALL of Coccolina’s descendants and ask them for a veterinary certificate saying the dog is not taking any kind of medication for epilepsy.( along with DNA; Test s for coat texture/color). Coccolina being the only one who reproduced out of her litter…I would have to have well over 1000 letters from her descendants owners  before she ever could get the 5/6 cotation. I, coincidentally, have been trying to find her sisters..and get news…imagine.That is not an easy task!Barbet_Coccilina_pointing2016

I, of course  have got all the health certificates,  …It’s always nice to have along with all the real information about the dogs.( you will see an example below, along with the “cotation” document).

I had already decided one + year ago to stop any shows and to never ever go past  cotation 1/6 IF I even continue breeding since life for the breed is very difficult,and I have accomplished what I wanted to, and I have proved my point, against all odds. I now go on vacation..because I can afford to!

I have ALWAYS contributed to scientific research ( since 2007 when it started), done DNA for parentage ( I have several generations back to Poppenspaler’s SANGRIA). Hips, Eyes all contribute..to a healthy line, to standard.

Below is an example of one of Coccolina and Booly Wooly’sbarbet-oldies descendants:

http://www.chiens-online.com/scc/841669/certificat-genealogique-4996029.html

You get there by scrolling down on the list of “PRODUCTEURS” and then click on the number.

http://www.chiens-online.com/recherche-eleveurs-barbet-211-search-barbet.html

Follow the same paths and you will see  SCC confirmed dogs who belong to breeders. It, of course, has really nothing to do with the price of a dog, even if it is genetically worth more or less!)

Next: click on this and you will see what their version of the history of the Barbet is…( and they have refused any dialogue to update it, since it is very wrong and misleading, ). It is not the ancestor to the poodle.. I have never been commissiond to do any historical research for the breed club. This has been done privately, out of interest for the truth, and a passion for truth….passion, since 2003…

http://www.chiens-online.com/race-barbet-fiche-100.html

From there, click on CLUB DE RACE, and SITE INTERNET DU CLUB, then ELEVEURS across the top in the green line. You will see the breeders, who are members of the club. You only have an SCC webpage IF you have produced Barbets.

I had not planned on spending any time doing this, since I am no longer in the context. The positive side is you will understand how a few things work in France.In English.

Last item, you do not become a Champion, from “just” attending ” shows and getting points. It’s much more difficult to become FRENCH CHAMPION, than it is in other countries. That not being the subject of the day…nor is the politics of breed clubs who forget their prime mission is to support/encourage/protect our poor breed, threatened with extinction in its home country.

Have a good one.

 

 

Blast of the past: Thelma and son..GuyGuy

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On the left,  Thelma ( BCE 2nd cat.) and GuyGuy ( BCE 1st cat), on her back.  On the right, mom and son again, side by side.I suspect this is also where some can say they have a “hunting line”.It probably takes a bit more than that to say so, but I’ll take it as a compliment since our dear Hercule di Barbochos Reiau de Prouvenco is in the line, too: a founding father of the Barbet de chasse! Then Vincacao, Armagnac..that all together makes it a hunting line?

https://pawpeds.com/db/?a=p&id=783771&g=4&p=bar&date=iso&o=ajgrep

Ladies first! Barbet birthday girls…1 year old!

Vennie and Froggy’s (Outdoors Abergavennie x French Lover Dog de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre) pups:

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La Lady de Los Angeles ( called Leap). She retrieved the antlers!

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Lady Mellow Yellow ( Cocco)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lady Loli Lina ( left and right)

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Lady Mellow Lithia

 

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Liriope ( Liri) (above and below)

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My Barbet foundations…

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Thought you might enjoy seeing a French pedigree new generation (for me). This is my line that I have been working on since 2002, with Tchin Tchin de la perte aux loups.The objective is a Vieux Barbet or Griffon type ( as opposed to poodle type).
There is no official SCC database, with pedigree numbers and the likes as there is in other countries in Europe where you can see results of this and that, so the pedigree is what has the most information. Eyes are not required to be checked, but I do them regularly.

If you look at Ermengarda ( Coccolina) she has the highest cot.5/6 ( SCC official selection grid/cotation) of any Barbet so far in SCC Barbet history. Compay is French Champion and a cot.3
French Lover ( Froggy) is cot. 4. He could go higher if his progeny went to shows in France, which they will not. He could also become champion…but we will not go any further on that.

They all have DNA, HD score and then you see in red, some show results, which appear incomplete..( but dog shows are not a concern!)

I felt it was more important to go up the selection grid (cotation) for the foundation of my line. As you can see Abergavennie is cot.1 which means she is confirmed, A hips and did get best puppy at club specialty show.
Breed Club politicking, nastiness, incompetence as far as the breed is concerned along with regular badmouthing has put an end to our show career! I am glad I did what I did when I did it! Now I can reap what I sowed in my foundations, and continue my work piano, piano. Brother and sister Froggies..below:

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I love walks, and runs and jumping! Below is my brother: Froggy…( French Lover Dog). We look alike, don’t we!?

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Look at that tail…

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Great grandma Thelma, Mom Vennie…and of course Great grandma Coccolina and descendants! 4 generations, documented.Barbet _coccolina6months

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Nice souvenir of the 2015 litter

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It’s fun. Hard work and I am always happy when the pups go to their new families because my objective is not to keep them, but to share my passion for the Barbet!

Game Fair 2015, la suite!

I was contacted by a very nice person yesterday who said he saw me in the Seasons video below. A grand moment..I have become a star…( haha). Nice place, very hot and walking around with 4 dogs, even well behaved was not easy. It was extremely crowded and dusty, and they were as usual, real troopers, the dogs, I am talking about.

If you go to 27.22 you will see me very briefly next to some nice/normal people who did (accept to) talk to me while I was there. The others had been told to turn their nose up and snarl.They did well at it, but it was not their first go. Many of us remember 2012 and how they would look down at us and our dogs. We were not able to hear the snarl because they were on the other side of the ring then badmouthing all of us and easily readable by their body language and how they judge us…as usual. When you don’t shut up you are a bad person…

Well this time again, no welcome, thankyoufordrivingsofartocomeandparticipateinaclub eventwherewejustcannotfigureoutwhynoonewantstoparticipateanymore?Isitecause wedonottalkabouthowgreatyouare?

Gagme.Howaboutyoushowingyouareworthuscomingtosupportyourst—clubanddo somethingforthedogsotherthanhandlingthemandthenwewillgiveitathought?

Around a 200€ outing( hotel/gas/toll/food).Only because Barbets were invited, so savings of about 250€ for  the 7 dogs signed up.

Anyway the video is very nice and it definitely gives you a feel for how the Game Fair was. A nice event. We had to go, only because of the very nice article that Chassons.com published about the Barbet in June, and I wanted to walk around a bit to show my dogs and what a working dog looks like. We were of course not invited to the dog parade the club dogs participated in.That was only for nice membersorandbeniouiouis.

http://goo.gl/6Aq87D