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Time to smell the roses…and enjoy my Barbet: French Treasures…

…and enjoy my graal. I have worked very hard to reach this point, and seeing that the breed club no longer exists( they accomplished their mission, running the breed into the ground…It’s probably the best time to take a break, wait and see…. At some point people may or may not come together and deal with factual information concerning the Vieux Barbet, and not rely on internet heresay, rumours and fantasy. I find it more important to watch my dogs interact; enjoy them as they enjoy each other and will think about more puppies, later! I will take the time to share more pictures and deal with the factual history of the breed…as before.In the meantime enjoy visiting other French sites and learning about their contribution to the breed. A breed severely threatened with extinction. I hope that people will develop the critical thinking skills and stop being mouthfed the theories and fantasies they are drinking up like nectar.

You can lead a Barbet to water, but you can’t make him swim!

 

After 35 years, back to the drawing board.

It now appears that after years and years …and years of nothing, we now have the real nothing. The club is dead, long live the club.

I will not waste precious time on the issue that I have been talking about for a long time. Well, it came to a head and blew up in the president’s face which serves his nastiness right. JCHermans wants his club back, so he fought tooth and nail but cannot survive it on his own.

Now there will be a petit combat de coqs  with the petits derniers deciding to go for it..wait and see.I have rarely seen a nastiest bunch of people around such a nice breed and I think it serves them right.

What no one ever got through their head is that to build the future you must learn from the past, even great French cooks do it…we are in France..

Speaking of cusine..and one of my favorites: Black Forest cake, you can get the best, the creative:

 

 

http://www.750g.com/foret-noire-revisitee-en-bocal-r101012.htm

…and what is  of mass production, and many are happy with it.

Enjoy your Barbet Moderne future, Long live the Vieux Barbet..de France.

Vieux Barbet, anyone? Back to 1973!

A Froggy x Iabada pup. Litter 2017. Below, Iorga, in 1973. The type is there, and yes, he is the spitting image iof his father, Froggy!

Sisters meeting up at almost 13 years of age !

Coccolina recently met up with her sister in the south of France. Short visit, but we enjoyed it. “Behind” Arkann ( brown) is her master and then of course, we think of her mistress who passed on a few years ago. People we/you meet are often through our passion of dogs and it is ever so important to keep up relations with dogs and their people. You never know when it’s too late..and then?

Arkann was fit as a whistle like her sister..You can definitely recognize a “type” here..


 

Best from Switzerland: Ela Samba

Could not resist sharing this beautiful picture of Ela Samba de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre, now almost 8 years old..She has had a wonderful career and done very well for our breed’s survival.

I did my my way…My proudest achievement!

…back to the beginning, my beginning and the real Barbet, a Vieux Barbet that does not look like a Poodle or a crossbreed fashion designer dog. I can sit down and admire this pedigree…and thank everyone who helped achieve this major feat in the Barbet world.