Looking back over my shoulder envoyé par Elaine Fichter le 21/09/2010 @ 10:50
I am cleaning out my humongous website.This was and is, a needed job. I am doing this with very mixed feelings when I look at certain posts. Yesterday: Someone French person spent the entire afternoon scrambling to follow what I was doing and went through 2000 pages.... That to me, is completely excessive and speaks well for a certain category of of. I don't know the word. I would guess that these these....have copied everything possible off my sites and what possibly could they be looking for? They have it all stocked in a safe at their local bank to slander me better.
I can certainly speak of France some more. There are 4 breeders. 2 looking to eliminate the other 2. This has been the case for several years now. "Breeder" is a big word......none of us are professional, meaning we can only have one litter per year. 2 pups or 12 = 1 litter. So maximum 50 pups can be born in France per year. We are promoting a breed and working to develop it and being permanently attacked. Where are we going or where is the breed going?
Beyond the first litter, you must set up kennel-like installations. So, think about it. 4 breeders = 40? pups per year until some start placing dogs here and there to breed them when the time comes.
That is happening in several countries, so it was a question of time for it to happen here.
There are a zillion breeders in some countries and I wonder what they are planning to breed what to.How can any kind of selection be done by people who have no experience who listen to more people who have no experience???
How is that humanly possible with such a rare breed that some claim "pure"? That is not possible....It can't be.
I have 7 Barbets under my roof. I cannot see doing it any other way to see how they live, breath behave and be able to follow them. I can't see being without them, they are so much fun.
I think that it is not the right way to do things and make money off our poor breed's back.
This is a money making business for people with big egos, I'm sorry I didn't realize that, soon enough.
I stupidly thought( I'm not the only one) we were working to save a breed from extinction and not extinct other people. We are obviously not going down the right path....
I am now telling people looking for a non- allergenic breed to contact standard poodle breeders. After all, for some why wait 6 months or a year when there are some available and many in pounds looking to be rehomed for a small fee. A Barbet is not a poodle.
Hurray for Hollywood...working for the breed we love! envoyé par Elaine Fichter le 18/09/2010 @ 22:12
If all goes well, Compay will have his second French TV appearance... Certainly will let you know! Getting people to know what is a Barbet, the rare breed it is, is no easy task. A lot of marketing is a dire necessity.
Fly who? des Marécages du Prince envoyé par Elaine Fichter le 17/09/2010 @ 19:43
It says barbet "Fly".Most assuredly born in 1990. A typical Barbet "Modern".Several excelled in Agility. F'Gary, Jerry,and the likes. Photo courtesy of VOS CHIENS magazine.1995
Quaciendas Alba in the Netherlands envoyé par Elaine Fichter le 16/09/2010 @ 20:12
I salute this initiative!Positive for the breed!Bravo Anne. If everyone did the same thing it would help the breed progress as opposed to harping about curls and colors which is a proverbial waste of time. Size, morphology, character and natural ability count. ONLY.
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