In the red rectangle, according to A Varlet, (a high official at the SCC) it says and I quote: "while some breeds are being created, others are dying. It's the case of the Barbet, a sort of big poodle that used to be used for waterfowl. It slept in the stable because if the coat was wet and took 3 hours to dry, no one was having to put up with the smell of wet dog. Today, the labrador has taken over, can swim, short coat and dry before he gets home"
, says our specialist
Meaning that the extinction of a breed can be due to its coat
( according to the conclusion of the journalist, no scoop)...the coat that some believe is of course much more important that any bloodlines.
( SO: mix a poodle and a Spanish water dog and say that the coat is magnificent, so if the coat is magnificently toghtly curled, it can only be a Barbet. That is how the Barbet is being destroyed.)
When you read this, you wonder what the SCC is doing to defend our French breed. They delegate a competent club with competent people to deal with that. And if you take that thought one further and have a look at the French Barbet( et al) club website, and have a look at the statutes( of course not on the website, you never know, one might want to read them), then you wonder what they're doing to defend our French breed and of course with what competences?
And if you really ponder the next thought, you will see that the breeders who were ( and still are, through his legacy) led by the re-incarnator of the breed in the 80's have been around are grossly misinforming all of us by digging the hole even deeper to bury the Barbet.
Their debate being that the coat must be curly like a poodle, which is why people are not interested...catch my drift.
Which is what A Varlet said....not pointing his finger at us but describing for the layman what a Barbet looked like as opposed to a Pointer! Because people are of course, going to start saying things that were not said and misinterpreting them. I was there and I asked him.
...even though I said it too. But who am I? He never mentionned the coat to me or what it should or shouldn't be. He only said if everyone was fighting which they are and I told him, the breed is condemned and gave the examples of the St Usuge and the Corsican dog where people were working together..
That's what the SCC is saying. So they are going against what the SCC is saying because there are too many chiefs and no indians and no one bothers with history or facts, and since no one at the club in France has a clue of what to do, welllllllll...that's the result.(I won't even get into what is going on in the rest of the Barbet world, yet).
The rest of the article uses the Berger de Savoie as an example of people fighting...( which I know is not really true) as an excuse to not help them.
The French Barbet club, since 1982 or so, when it was founded has a long tradition of "disciplinary councils" to shut people up and eliminate them and fighting, criticizing, attacking, that is still perpetrated to this day.
M Trioptin had asked the buro/ committee for a disciplinary council against me( for slander), because I asked him in a private email what he was doing to support M Georgii, who was 100% against adding poodle to his line and never did, AND even if he did some redipping which is perfectly fine and normal for a breeder ( a competent one, of course), all of this has gone to pot because the logic was not followed and now another breed has been created if you just look at the photos in the posts below. Now that ought to bring me more wrath.
And there's more where that came from.
Luckily, there are some of us across the world uniting to "save the old Barbet bloodlines"
. That is what I was told. Show a united front and it doesn't even have to be with French breeders, is what he told me.
And DNA will help us. That is going to be a requirement very soon at the SCC...it will be on the pedigrees. YES.