Boreaili Choco pop, cousin of Booly Wooly.
Hiw coat seems to be about 15 cms long. Notice how his eyes are trimmed slightly shorter so he can see.He is quite tall, and has sired several times. He is a beautiful specimen. Do you think he was selected for his skeleton? I doubt it.
This is Vega ( Ramses and P'Diane, an TI).He was never confirmed but was born 22/11/84. He has a beautiful coat with nice open curls as they should be. NOT short frizz poodle stuff. You can see he eyes and he has a beard.Look at his nice strong body, short muzzle nice big nose look at the thighs on him. AND another important detail: his hair grows down, not straight out.You can feel the texture, can't you?
Keep in mind again, that the Barbet was and is a Griffon and when the poodle thick shrubbed coat was substituted to the Griffon coat, some forgot to adjust to the standard. A Barbet with a long wooly coat is one thing, but a full thick shrub in front of his eyes is purely cruelty to animals
Then, many Barbets are never confirmed in France. It would be interesting to pull out the production of the French breeders over the last 20 + years and see how many were confirmed. I for one, have difficulty in asking people to do it even if they are my production. I don't really believe in the whole process and dogs shows are just not my cup of tea.
BUT, we have to do some. So we do them.
For all the reasons we have to. A bit of a necessary evil?