It is important to know what is "in" our dogs, to not go in the wrong direction in the future when one becomes a breeder.
The Barbet being a rare dog and as many know there were very few left after WWII, other related breeds' blood obviously had to be mixed in otherwise the breed would not have survived.
There are several breeds that have been added to Barbet blood since 1995, some alas have not been added to Barbet blood, but were re-incarnated
by crossing poodles x poodles or with PWD in the 80's.
The "old bloodlines
" breeders are looking to breed out the poodle/PWD in the lines and are looking for homogeneity in their lines. Homogeneity meaning dogs looking like the historical Barbet with the standard that was written for the dog in 1892 and had hardly changed until 1986 when severe modifications were made to be able to include the poodle-type morphology.
The lines are staring to take shape and we are happy with our work!
To be continued...http://chiensdeau.free.fr/BarbetenBresse/articles.php?pg=art206