Our dear Georgy must be laughing his rear off where he is.
After years and years of him and Mrs Pêtre battling to save the VIEUX BARBET FRANCAIS
, meaning the no-poodle-added version, things are evolving in the land next to France.
Very interesting site evolution by a breeder since 1995,first in at least promoting the Modern Barbet, meaning a shaved down version of a curly dog.
Because we were soooooo attacked, verbally and writtenly
, we had to change Old Bloodlines
to Authentic Barbet
to Barbet Français( which I liked the least because it is a run-on word, or vice versa with everyone jumping on the bandwagon of names ( which finally means nothing because Barbet is a generic word that designates a rough coated dog, regardless of size and Barbet is ONLY a French word!) and finally 2 wochen ago, I was able to prove that the VIEUX BARBET FRANCAIS was a name that was given to the Barbet one hundred years ago,by an eminent French cynologue, I am happy to see that Barbet Modern person recognizes it as true.Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
Facebook post is dated as reference!
=> Barbet France, Megnin, Father and Son.
Will add it to Barbet French Treasure website, since not everyone is on FB.
In the meantime, enjoy this:
When you cross the mirror and look at it from the other side, sometimes the truth is not where you were expecting it to be.In countries who have a history of breeds and have developped breeds such as Germany and the Pudel or Budel (for which France done stole the standard), you would do well to do research in other countries. Well, that's done. Now how many people knew about this and hid it, is my question?