When the standard was written for the Griffon Barbet d'arrêt Français
it was quite logical for the eyes to be covered with Griffon hair, not poodle!, but since the re-incarnation of some of the Barbet into a poodle with "frisé/frizzy" hair, it does make for a meaning that may need re-interpretation...of the standard,( were that the only point to be renegociated?!)
The eyes must be covered, yes.But they can see through the hair below but, not through thick, bushy "frisé/frizzy" hair, like the example.
We're talking about a working dog who flushes, finds in thick schrub and retrieves, not a bimbo who chases after a duck on water and brings it back.la-di-da.Look at the old drawings/ photos of Barbets Français..logical.
Poppenspalers' Sangria, without Ezia
Sorry Ezia...didn't mean to cut you out of the photo as I know you really enjoyed seeing Sangria as much as I did.
Thelma la Douce, who was not given her BCE as she took too long to find her duck in thick shrub..hum.as opposed to retrieveing it on water with no shrub..;she couldn't understand the point of it...
And the one who thought of this hair business was a Brit. Comme quoi.
..many heads are better than one?
One person modified the standard,without ever consulting anyone but keep in mind it is legally up to us to decide if it needs to be modified again, not the club, guys. Wake up.
A member of the club is a member who has the same rights regardless of where you live. Who cares if the bulletin is in French. If anything of importance is written, I'll tell you about it and you know you can trust me
or you wouldn't visit this site...
The Barbet is a rustic dog
, mentionned by The Présidente about 6 times at the Sunday morning CTE...but it doesn't say in the standard anywhere, anymore because it was removed to may way for the poodle..which leaves romm to interpretation that you can make him sophisticated...and overgroom him..;which is wrong.http://bbfrenchtreasure.free.fr/articles.php?pg=art215
The Barbet is and has always been a Griffon, a Griffon Barbet d'arrêt Français, since the standard in 1891..