It has taken a couple of weeks,me not having a warped mind, to try and figure out what warranted the xxxx pages document( all rehash) sent around by the Barbet re-incarnator who had gone silent since the elections...Mighty strange.There was nothing new in it but something prompted it.
I guessed me saying the Barbet was a "silky coated" dog may have.
This would be directly opposed to his theory of a Barbet having tight curls ( dry and impossible to groom, I would add out of experience for having Vera or even Booly Wooly, less difficult but not fun)
I had to take the time to think and find elements to prove what he is saying is totally false.
In the book, Le Chenil Illustré, in 1884
...it says," there are 2 types of Griffons, ( REMEMBER: the Barbet being a Griffon and water dog)One with long and silky coat, and the other with a short harsh coat( meaning the Korthals)
written by the Baron Bellier de Villiers.
remember the standard was going to be written in 1891.
1985 non-confirmation points:http://bbfrenchtreasure.free.fr/articles.php?pg=art210
It says any coat color not accepted in the standard...2006, below, is not accepted.COLOUR: Solid black, grey, brown, fawn, pale fawn, white or more or less pied( pied meaning white and balck or vice versa, ouf because that is also a PWD color). All shades of red-fawn and pale fawn are permitted. [color=#FF0000]The shade should, preferably, be the same as the colour of the body
There are many of us who have brown dogs with 5 different shades of brown on them. Why, since there are so of them, are they not penalized???Could it be because it is a PWD color and shhhhhhhhh...
as long as it doesn't come from 1970 or before, anything is admitted?
What is this color business doing? How many are really concerned? OR are we anticipating more Heras or R'Luckys coming out to prove that recessive genes come from somewhere? AND must be abolished along with any "old blood" that could come out?
As most/all know, one of the first self proclaimed missions of our resposible was wanting to enforce the non- confirmation points of the Barbet. Nothing about short ears, short tails or tail over the back, or no angulations.Of course not. Nothing about all the different shapes and ( sizes)morphology we see ( genetic diversity?)...meaning no homogeneity in the breed or very little?
No. Only colors, and the eternal poodle tight frizzy curls.
Blinders off, guys and have a look at where some colors could come from:
The Bouvier as an example....since there is Bouvier in the Barbet.( and vice versa)Hard to tell!http://bbfrenchtreasure.free.fr/articles.php?pg=art201http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/machiavellian
Bottom line...It's the breed who is losing.