Sometimes the most obvious things are right under your nose.
Let me explain: Many of us were led to believe, a few years ago,by our Barbet responsible at the club: Mrs Loiseau, that Jacques Prévert owned a Barbet.* I even have a framed poster!
Now, my question to the most famous Barbet Modern Historian circa 2009, Mr Alain Lankmans,breeder of generations of Barbets since 2009? PHD in theory and friends to the stars of the Barbet Modern world, would be to explain that IF the breed was extinct between 1940 and 1970 how could this dog be a Barbet when this photo was taken in 1955?
* The Barbet and the Briard or Berger de Brie, region very near Paris was a more logical choice and would also confirm the fact that both breeds really dis have a similar look; the Barbet being curlier, but not tight frizzy curls.
Now I will repeat as I always have that there were Barbets in the south of France at the Ayme brothers' in Graveson, but IF Jacques Prévert had gone there to get one, we'd most likely know about it. These people did not sell dogs the way we do today and there was no way Prévert would have wanted a hunting dog...of such a rare breed.