Pr. Triquet is the one who set up the system of using a standard standard.
This is a standard "standard". Number 10 describes the coat; the length, the texture, how it grows, the thickness, the undercoat if any, and also how the dog should be groom IF grooming there is.
The standard for the Barbet says "long coat". The definition of a long coat is 10 to 15 cms. Not less
and by no stretch of the imagination 4 to 8cms or 5. NO club can arbitrarily decide to interpret a standard differently, whatever the country may be.The coat is characteristic of the breed!!!!!!
Then, if judges, some judges don't read the standard either( which we know is the case), then there is a problem. The French club is there to make sure the standard is read and correctly interpreted
.That is their job. Now, if they can't even do that properly and people complain to the SCC, meaning the club's hierarchy...only then can and will the SCC step in to ask questions abot management questions. Otherwise that is not their job.
That is probably the reason why I was told last September in Mâcon, by probably one of the most competent judges alive, that Compay's coat was too short.Of course, I was not given details because that's NOT his job either.
It seems that many were on my site yesterday looking for fuel.
Now you have some more.
This is not my invention...but should be posted in places where people can read it...properly.
Let's not ridicule our breed at the World Dog Show next year in Paris and be everyone's laughing stock with commenst like, "are those the same breed?" hahaha