Selection work

It starts way before the pups are born!

Read the document below written by Paula Ballak (Biscay Water Dogs, Canada) who is a reference in our Barbet world:

Love is not a requirement2

How to pick a puppy:

Barbet StandardBarbet Vector

 

Last but not least…

Testing page for Volhard

You need to do some homework for a mating or to find a pup, it’s really important.

Low or no inbreeding is not always good as in our rare breed.Make sure the 2 dogs are complementary.

Make sure the person you address is competent. Ask questions!Do you like what you hear and see?
I believe( I am not alone) it is not possible to pick a puppy just for the color.
You should not ask to pick a pup at 5 weeks, it’s way too early. You never know if the teeth will be ok, the testicles will be there for a male or anything else that can happen.
Trust your breeder to select a pup according to what your needs are.Ask questions!

Everyone wants a perfect dog and the perfect dog does not exist.
Last but not least, a breeder who says his or her line is free of any disease…

http://nuphars.wordpress.com/2013/09/07/polygenetic-diseases-and-inheritance-2/

…and then hopefully you have made nice in the standard dogs and you have not lied about DNA or sizes or what have you!

http://www.barbetlagotto-chiensdeau.fr/PDF/cotation_barbet.pdf

 

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