Different pedigrees, but a common link…in the past…as below, but how?
It is an extremely hard job to try to set the lines and show how they evolve for it is not always easy to get photographs. I want to thank the owner of Cilla for contributing to the Barbet’s history…with a capital B.
NB There is poodle (+) in all of these dogs, but not in Hercule.
If you read this in French, you should be able to get an adequate translation into your language.Where it says ,A European History, you will see that it says that :…Barbet amateurs notice some similar characteristics between the 2 breeds…as we speak, I am reading JC Hermans “ANTHOLOGIE DES CHIENS D’EAU ET DES RETRIEVERS, vol 3, p168 and it says, “Les Barbets…un instant ces chiens ont porté le nom de griffon Boulet parce que…”
A few days ago was the 9th birthday of my second litter and the first with Ermengarda/Coccolina , who had come to me from Italy, with Ungaro.
Now looking back, I must say it was a litter that changed the course of the breed as we soon found out when they started reproducing. There were mostly only black dogs or some brown, but nothing else.
From this litter and the fabulous people who contributed to its success, Coccolina achieved a feat not another Barbet has ever reached. The SCC “elite B” level.
SCC selection grid TAN. Used as model on the French breed club banner.
ChiChi l’Amoroso:Finnish and Lithuanian show Champion
Cooldady: My first guide dog for the Blind in Lyon, to be followed by several more
Corisande: lovely girl and companion
Caya:SCC selection grid 3/6 TAN
A wonderful litter who reproduced quite a lot, in several countries and their descendants have had litters, and on it goes!
Happy Birthday to all of you, may you stay happy and healthy for a long time!
For more about Coccolina:
I got this lovely gift…a picture of her Grand-daughter in Sweden. Yes, there still are Old Barbets around…( Vieux Barbet). They do show up in various lines, even where there is a heavy poodle influence. Again, it’s a matter of selection. You will also recognize the type of coat that is very characteristic of my line.
Thank you, KB.
Cute video of the pups..and yound Delwy wanting to play with the pups. She is alwo a daughter of Ela Samba( de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre)
The Barbet needs to have hair over the eyes, so he cannot see…in order to protect him from the reeds in water ( I guess they jump out at him?!) and also to protect him from thorns…I never knew there were thorns in water. Working on my learning curve…As you see..they don’t need to have their eyes covered to protect them, but their body.Perhaps some overalls ought to do it…for a rustic dog…?The things you hear sometimes, do make you wonder.
Since 2007 and my first Guide Dog, I have had several in Paris and Lyon. I am very proud of that achievement because a guide dog must have a very steady character, not be hyper or a barker.Just as a hunter, they must be calm, trainable and devoted to their mission. It’s not always the case, since you cannot bat 1000…as the expression goes. In Lyon I am in the second generation which will be within 2 years, hopefully replacing the 2007 one. These 2 are from the 2015 litter and are training as some of you may know, in Lyon.
Thank you E.O.