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Compay and his daughters


In the video:

This is Compay, dad of  the froggies ( Froggy and Froguette). He lives in the Netherlands where he is working for the breed. I was about to have him castrated a couple of years ago since I had 3 males and my future breeding plan did not include him ( despite my love for him).

Several people have told me over the years that they got a Barbet after seeing him and I am proud he has been a model for the breed. However, I realized he could be happy in another home where he would be the KING TUT and since I trusted the person( I do not trust very many people in the Barbet), I let him go….He has made fabulous healthy puppies and has continued producing the colors so looked for in the breed.

I made the right choice and am still as proud of him as I ever was!

Sweet Sara in The Netherlands and the line behind her…


A real treasure..von der Leibrücke.










Gigi von der Leibrücke,  Mom





Babaloo von der Leibrücke, Grand-ma


2010Barbet_CHCompayIICompay II de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre, Great – grand-pa…





Great-great grand-ma


It goes without saying that proper selection makes a difference in the result.


ccfacts12Great-great-great Grand-ma Zeolite Opus; who probably contributed her size to the line she was 49 cms, and rather curly balanced out by the less tight curls of CH-I Caravaggio.


How many generations is that? 7?Barbet_Verveine

Well, Barbet_Herculethat will be with Verveine on the right

And 8 with Hercule di Barbochos Reiau de Prouvenco…9 with Douma who is his mom..douma_Barbet10 with JoyeuseBarbet_Joyeuse, then we get back to S’Gandar /Thais which is the reason why there was probably sand in the litter..voilà, voilà.

The Barbet is a breed, threatened with extinction. It should not be taken lightly and breeding for ego should be banned.

Do not taker for granted a Barbet is a Barbet until the breeder you have selected can prove he or she can trace back the pedigrees beyond a database…ask questions! There is a selection to save the old breed and that selction is not given to just anyone who has decided to breed…and certainly do not trust anyone who just shows Barbet pups to sell them. Been there!

Now in this particular pedigree,  there are interesting dogs and less interesting ones. I have just tried to show you how you can go back and select ( not a can but a “MUST”) in lines and have an idea of what you are going to produce.

Selection must be rigorous and it takes time, research and knowledge of the breed and of its history. Things don’t just happen….and if you want a dog that looks like a poodle, ask a poodle breeder.

DOGPEACE ( traduit du suédois)



Lorsque les organismes traditionnels du monde de chien n écoutent  que de répondre et défendre plutôt que de comprendre et d’améliorer le travail et se sent espoir de changement comme une tâche impossible et le désir . World Dog aurait besoin d’un DOGPEACE qui, comme le mouvement activiste de Greenpeace peut se rendre visibles et entendu dans le bruit médiatique . Un mouvement avec une clarté peut prêter attention aux questions et des événements actuels . Un mouvement qui surveille attentivement les nouvelles et surveille chien tendances et les développements mondiaux . Un mouvement qui n’a pas peur de poser des questions. Qui oserait à susciter un débat et mettre en évidence les problèmes en vue d’éclairer et d’ apprendre à sensibiliser . Ce est seulement quand nous devenons conscients de notre situation, nous pouvons agir . Nous avons besoin d’ un mouvement qui ne est pas peur de mettre leur pied quand ce est nécessaire et requis. Un canal sur les problèmes et les difficultés peut voir et identifier des possibilités de moyens de changer . DogPeace où êtes-vous ?

Je pense moi-même activer un nouveau titre pour le côté Kois d’aborder des sujets pertinents pour nous et notre vie quotidienne dans le monde de chien, et non moins Barbetvärlden . Bientôt , un titre dans l’en-tête du ministère de l’ avis et opinions .


When traditional organizations dog world listen only to respond and defend rather than to understand and improve the work and feels hope for change like an impossible task and desire. World Dog would need a DOGPEACE which, like Greenpeace activist movement can make themselves visible and heard in the media noise. A movement with clarity can pay attention to issues and current events. A movement that closely monitors new dog and monitors global trends and developments. A movement that is not afraid to ask questions. Who would dare to provoke debate and highlight the problems in order to inform and learn to educate. It is only when we become aware of our situation, we can act. We need a movement that is not afraid to put their foot when necessary and required. A channel on the problems and difficulties can see and identify opportunities for ways to change. DogPeace where are you?I think myself activate a new title for the next Kois address topics relevant to us and our daily life in the dog world, not least Barbetvärlden. Soon, a title in the header of the Ministry of views and opinions.

Thank you Eva and Koi for your support…Bless our dear Barbet.


Vieux Barbet treasures, from my archives!

Barbets_Ursus_Udine Georgy7


On the left, Ursus and Udine di Barbochos Reiau de Prouvenco and on the right another photo of the U-litter at the Leobonnerie. In the photo is Ashley, my poodle, Mollymae, Thelma now going on 12, Poppenspaler’s Vincacao ( who recently passed away at age 14) and some of theU- litter pups. What a nice souvenir. That day we were working on them going to water…Miss you, Georgy. One of the most generous, kind-hearted men I have ever met. Your “legacy” lives on in these litters born in Poland and Finland.

…thank you Inge, for sharing so much.

Fanny on a front cover of the SCC bulletin!


On the bottom row…Fanny Forigoler de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre. x2 Cacs French club specialty show. Inherited her love to work: BCE 1st cat.and very representative of what my line stands for. Lovely open brown curls…a great sweet girl! A typical Barbet!

Is this the party to whom I’m speaking?

Regardless of who one is in the chain of command and who their references are or not, everyone in their own language says stuff, Googles the translation of all the others’ words, sentences and constructions and with their wrong translations takes decisions they can’t explain. Now it would only seem logical that people in “charge” of our rare breed be able to show their competences in the matter and it is generally far from the case. Poeple want to shine their own production up so their studs are promoted and used whilst always referring to how great they are.( and of course sell dogs). In the Barbet world, saying most don’t communicate, is a major understatement. It is not a question of helping each other with a common objective of survival of a breed threatened with extinction, but promoting a breed that was created in 1980. Rare, yes, but not threatened with anything but stupidity. It’s only the “others’s” dogs who are sick, crazy, inbred and what else you can possibly come up with. One country has already destroyed the breed with now very few births and others are working hard to keep up. This is another example of : “Is this the party to whom I’m speaking?” Yes, Gilda Radner lives on. This is a letter I have just sent to someone and it resumes the situation in our Barbet world..

Good morning xxxx,

I am glad you got the results you wanted yesterday and am sorry to have asked you questions just before your show.

I will repeat as clearly as possible so as not to create a language barrier.

My original question was: Did YOUxxxx, write the report on the symposium as it is not signed? Yes or no?

We did not meet because I would remember you. Then, you said something about seeing so many BB again…which you then said you had been to WDS in Paris. We didn’t meet there either. Were you already on the board of the club?

Then you asked me if I was referring to a tremor report. Am I right? It is important we stay on track and not get sidetracked.

You said :That “someone” you have talk to was wrong. If you have something to say about it you will write to the swedish barbetclub.

Who are you thinking of when referring to this? 10 people involved in writing this tremor report, right? So all of the club committee along with the Swedish Kennel club, so the SKC is part of the 10? We need to be real precise about facts when we have them AND USE THEM against people and dogs. Right?

You represent the BB club. I am addressing you as I did not know who you were before. NOR did I bring up the subject!

I gather that if someone is wrong, then someone is right? So, who is right and who is wrong, here and about what?

Then you say everyone wrote the tremor report which I have not asked you anything about……BUT I will tell you that when my students say “we all did it, it means no one is taking responsibility for what was done, and generally the work was poor. You know the joke: How many people does it take to change a lightbulb? One to hold it and 9 to turn the ladder…

Now why should I write to someone or people who are not identified to talk about something I asked you personally and you are not answering? I think that is a bit scary to not even be able to communicate on a simple subject in a lingua franca without the subject being distorted. Right?

So you say write to them and then you say Well, not everyone there, as I told you, if you write to info@barbet.ze and avel@barbet.zz everyone who work for the barbetclub in Sweden get the mail automatic send to their own e-mail, it’s a collect mail for those two team, it’s that two mailadress you should use, I promis you it will be right then!

Not everyone there where what???????????If you can’t answer a simple question about a simple matter why would I ask them?Them who????

Who are you talking about when you refer to those 2 teamS? Teams of what?

You are extremely confusing. This all started with a simple question on a simple matter that required a yes or a no!

My conclusion is that if you are a representative to you club and you are not able to answer such a simple question, what is even the point of asking you anything complicated, which I didn’t.

By the way, what are your qualifications to be xxxxxxxxx? You have now got me totally confused. Below conversation is the one we have had since the beginning of our exchange; Just for the record.( FB conversations have been erased and modified and I have been trapped there before).

You must understand that it is extremely important to have precise information on any subject matter before you draw conclusions, on any matter. Therefore I am quite worried about the rest of your story.

I notice you zapped me from your FB page, a little annoyed you are? It’s not a problem, as I did not ask to be there. The survival of a RARE breed is not a question of a popularity contest. It is based on solid facts and well documented proof of information accumulated and not “just” a question of “zapping” a breed and its breeders to replace it with another and winning “likes”.

Since you were at WDS 2011, you may enjoy these facts. I deal with facts, not heresay.

Out of the 56 Barbets present at WDS:

26 have PWD blood

25 IWS blood

22 SWD blood

Then I would wonder how you take those figures into consideration when your official club refers to a private database that is not official by ANY stretch of the imagination?

Last but not least at WDS 2011:

11 Barbets came from me (born here or my own dogs) out of 56. Which leads me to say that I am not just a new breeder on the block and that perhaps when deciding on certain points and how to publish them when they involve my line ( meaning me and those before me such as the Italian breeder, Mr Georgii and Mrs Pêtre), I ought to be consulted since I do communicate with them ( not many others do, do they. Do you?), don’t you think?

Isn’t it a matter of basic respect towards me and the breed I have been working with and on for 13 years along with the information I posess?

Give it a thought.

I fully intend to publish this matter on my site and on FB. It is just another example of incompetence, slander and destruction of our rare breed. Regardless of what an incompetent French  breed club said, there are 2 main lines. A re-incarnated poodle x PWD one as there are still several examples alive today and the ones that have barbet blood in them going back to AT LEAST 1970.Regardless of what an ukase historian says.

The re-incarnated Barbet in 1980 is rare, ONLY because there are not many.

The Old line is going to be extinct and despite some working to cross the lines as fast as possible all of the sudden, the selection is still being made on the poodle type and not the griffon type.

Bottom line, it’s a question of clear communication, competences and facts, and last but not least: respect for the work done by people before us.

I look forward to your prompt reply. You know where to find me and you don’t even have to put your lips together and whistle: mollymae@wanadoo.fr

Have a nice Sunday.

Best regards


Barbets en Bresse, France.

Elevage de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre since 2004 and not 2006!