Bittersweet in those days, it was nice to help people achieve objectives and promote the breed. Nowadays, helping people is called self promotion and asking a question is called harrassing people. Mentalities have greatly evolved in the Barbet world, not for the best.

Internet certainly has not helped at all in bringing people closer together.

It’s now very difficult to obtain pictures of dogs since the diversity is sometimes so tremendous, people seem to be ashamed of showing them with lineage attached, but what we need is better brand promotion…and identification. No one will call this guy a Poodle…

yet he has some of the oldest Barbet blood that exists.