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Honesty is not the best global Barbet policy, but at some point many will need to be more transparent.

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In 2012, we did have access to the éminences grises of the SCC. Pr Denis has his arms folded in his back. This is when Dr Leroy is being told he would not be talking about the work he did for 6 months before…

Professor Bernard Denis has been around for many years and certainly is “aware” of what is happening to our breed and many others.

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Information courtesy of Pr Denis who will most certainly not hold it against me for sharing a page of his most interesting, understandable book.

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The last paragraph does mention the fact that people, meaning breeders ought to explain why there is so much “diversity” in a given litter…and if they want a precise type, they need to look for a breeding with higher in-breeding %…bottom line: don’t lie about what you think you know to potential buyers…they are paying a lot for what they think they are getting.

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:
https://books.google.nl/books?id=PotTAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA1…

Using Barbet blood and selecting on a Poodle type, is not helping forward the breed…Need more subjects? Just ask, or whistle.

There is only one Barbet? …Tell me to my face!?*

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.

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http://www.chiens-online.com/nos-fiches-le-barbet-seule-race-de-chien-d-eau-francais–fiche-1874.html

  • with proof …of course.

Respect your elders..and cherish them.

Coccolina almost 12 and Booly Wooly, 10.5 years old… A fabulous duo.

I have been off for a long time because I have had a lot to do. I am also trying to get my motivation level up high enough to tell you so many things..This below is so true and when you read it, it hits home.

We have less and less people who know what a Barbet de chasse is, more and more who don’t care and a majority looking to make their production the ideal type.It does get to you after a while and on your nerves as you can imagine.

https://nationalpurebreddogday.com/everything-old-is-worth-knowing/

I have 2 treasures…they are great/great-grandparents, have produced healthy puppies and many champions. My dogs live with me and not “here, there and everywhere”. I think that is the price you pay for serious work, and a high level of enjoyment.