I am re-doing and adding information to my bloodline 2 of the Barbet de Camargue
and what will now make it easier for the future and transparence in the different lines of the dog is most assuredly the presentation of the Barbet on the new lovely SCC website:http://www.chiens-online.com/race-barbet-fiche-100.html
It is mentionned that the Barbet was re-built with a lot of different breeds...(which is not necessarily true as some of you may have read here before) There are some barbet who don't even have any Barbet blood*, but were fallaciously called Barbets, one just needs to look at foundation on some pedigree databases.. Nor has it ever been prouven that the Barbet had disappeared after WWII as there were some around, and even our newly elected Barbet responsible's father who worked in Paris after WWII, saw some so the breed was never extinct by any stretch of the imagination. The SCC members knew they existed and also were aware that, as many breeds severely damaged after the war, it would take time to rebuild.
Here is a glimpse of what you will find in the rebuilt bloodline 2 of the Barbet de Camargue:
Hercule di Barbochos de Reiau de Prouvenco, pilar of the Poppenspaler's breeding of our beloved Honorary member of the club, M. Rainier T Georgii, who sired a litter( Hercule, not Georgii) damed by an Irish Water Spaniel and registered in the Netherlands since 2003.He is shown here with one of the pups confirmed as an IWS.
Why was this done? This is typical information for breeders, but since this mixing business is now on the SCC website, you certainly are entitled to an explanation...There was epilepsy in a line of IWS and the Barbet being a healthy breed, was used...to get new blood and eliminate the epilepsy.
Lots more coming up. However, the pedigrees do not show a lot of the information as they should. Let's hope for that in the near future.
Knowing that Lynx and Serinoire were alledgedly Barbet "typed" and not Barbets.