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Inters’ting information…

Just found out that some country has raised the age  a female can reproduce to 9, but with an eventual petit accident, it may go higher?..when you think about the age a male can stud til, and they don’t( 12/13?), you kind of wonder if it isn’t the world à l’envers where you take studs barely confirmed, not fully developed ( aged 1 or 2 ) and max out their return on investment( $$$) and mate them with grannies( $$$)…what next? Make hay while the sun shineth?! We need a pension fund for these dogs and some dog-rights! Don’t you think?

ZAfter all what is a rare breed for, if you can’t take advantage of it? eh?

Barbets et cotation SCC

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:

http://www.chiens-online.com/scc/011337/nos-chiens-4225059-ermengarda.html

French Lover dit Froggy

Ch-Compay II

Ch-Compay II et son fils French Lover dog en sont les dignes héritiers.Ci dessous la 5ème génération sous mon toit..Le type se propage de plus en plus dans les pays étrangers.
Vous cherchez des renseignements sur la race? Faites vos devoirs correctement, évitez les médisances, car ce chiens LOF/SCC vous allez le garder pendant de nombreuses années et il devra correspondre à l’idée que vous vous en faites..ce qui n’est pas toujours le cas dans les “livrables”!

Bookwork in-process

As it stands, the work started is being shaken up by the tons of information coming in, from here and there beyond the borders of France....The breed type is still here over 100 years of proof later! It's very exciting.

As I have said and repeated, giving  club authorities a chance to make amends in an intelligent way, would be to take the MODERNE re-incarnated Barbet version as a variety..and letting the Vieux Barbet leave peacefully. Might be too much to ask for, since many are always looking for a good rumble.(slang definition)

My own Barbet conservatory! Evolution of my line over the years.

I will never be the world’s oldest Barbet breeder in age or in time spent breeding..I am not a breeder and that is not my claim to fame. What has been important to me and always will be is showing that, yes, you can breed out the Poodle type, work to standard, make homogenous dogs  of the old type called “Vieux Barbet” ( as opposed to Barbet MODERNE, re-incarnated in the 80’s). So, I collect Barbets and under my roof, there are 5 generations, 7 dogs, all happy and healthy and enjoying life. Anyone is welcome to come and see my live collection and documents I have available…Between Coccolina and Blue, there are 12 years difference and I enjoy every minute I can spend with them! A passion I owe to several people from the past…a passion for the VIEUX BARBET, its evolution, its history as a gundog and survival from extinction.

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A rare treat: Ulysse di Barbochos Reiau de Prouvenco

Ulysse and his brother Ursus ( in Canada) are the 2 last pure Barbets in existence..that means there is no poodle blood in them. If I had not told you, you probably could have guessed! He is a French Treasure and has reproduced to save the line, so for that we are blessed. He is going on 14 years of age.He is very typical of the historical Griffon-type.rose18877smBarbet_Ulysse2017_sm