We all know how many crossing were turned in to purebred status overnight and we all know that is not possible. When I have tried to ask for details, I have gotten none. And of course, no cooperation...
So, I laugh whern I see that the breed is coming of age
after F1. That is simply not possible.
There are very few photos available of the breedings of the Modern Barbet and quite impossible to see progeny produced over generations, or even litters at 1 to 2 years of age when they really look like what their ancestors looked like! Spanish Water Dog, Portuguese Water Dog ( dead givaway is the tail)or Poodles ( tail and ears,thin head, fine structure and bushy coat) All puppies look alike so that says nothing, so easy to show them when they're small...then most of the dogs disappear into oblivion.A color is not a gage of anything, or is it?
The crossing of a "Barbet" issued from already a cross including a Spanish Water dog onto a Pont Audemer being called a pure Barbet? Ludicrous.
That has got to stop! That is an insult to the breed and breeders working hard for the survival of the breed and not thier pocketbook ( porte-monnaie)
The reason why we need a breeding plan is because without some will continue making F1 generations and nothing else obviously for financial gain and not for the survival of the breed. Those are matters to be considered. I can't afford 2400 SwissFrancs( an imposed price by the club for any
breeding) for a dog when I sell mine NOW
for 1250€(for most) with a SCC quotation and all the work I do.
But I have also been told, " if someone is stupid enough to pay it..." People do pay horrendous sums of money for Labradoodles, so..
Getting back to more concrete plans for our breed:Who can do this below with the Barbet? Obviously not our Barbet club, because it would have been done a long time ago, don't you think?http://www.baudet-du-poitou.fr/Plan_de_sauvegarde.htm#Plan