J'aime me rappeler de temps en temps, que mes chiens, quoi qu'il se dise...de méchant et des propos diffamatoires que je retrouve encore sur certains sites et par un membre du club de race ( on ne se demande plus pourquoi beaucoup ont démissionné du club qui semblerait en grande difficulté et ce n'est pas étonnant) ont les plus hautes cotations Barbet LOF/SCC et c'est une fierté pour moi car je ne suis pas éleveuse de métier, mais par passion pour la race ancienne du Vieux Barbet, menacée d'extinction sans que personne d'officiel n'intervienne. Mais bon, c'est comme dans beaucoup de domaines, eh. Il y a des choses plus importantes sur la planète. Ermengarda (Coccolina) en est à l'origine pour moi, qu'il soit redit en passant:
Compay would have never been able to have such a brilliant career, had he stayed in France. He has set his type and is at the head of a fabulous line of very typed Barbets.He will be 10 this year.
barbet_bw_walk … wading!
Professor Bernard Denis has been around for many years and certainly is “aware” of what is happening to our breed and many others.
A pot de “l’amitié” has been set up for the Club show in December where everyone present can discuss the breed…Now, it may be the teacher in me, but going there to chit-chat about the coat or this and that when there are a lot of competent people around who were at some point, willing to help…are not there, seems another shot in the dark. Do you homework first and get the proper info. Why some cannot comprehend that there are varieties in a breed, is mindboggling. Then wonder no more why this and why that.
Yet another database has been set up, or revamped, or whatever you want to call it, but..this great innovation is soooooo old. Getting a symposium report out 4 years after the fact is yet another blunder to the breed.
Something to look into as a subject:
the 1830 edition of Buffon/Daubenton, about the degeneration of animals:
Using Barbet blood and selecting on a Poodle type, is not helping forward the breed…Need more subjects? Just ask, or whistle.
The SCC says the breed was “reconstructed” by using poodles( I say “et al”)…why is it such a difficult concept for some to understand that there were LOF/SCC Barbet before the breed was “re-constructed”… Before it was RE-constructed, re- means again..it was constructed and there were no Poodles…!!This is written in French for the French..who refuse to understand( they are not the only ones, sadly).
Then, on the other had when you can’t spell, how can you understand?!There may be A Barbet but there are 2 varieties…how difficult is that to comprehend? Mind_boggling what some do, when you think they ought to know better.
- with proof …of course.