More and more, I am hearing completely ridiculous statements, made by very incompetent people looking for an easy way......to make money off this poor breed's back.
"I want to find a male, near my house who is healthy. Of course he can be young
." That's called "robbing the cradle". How do you know he is healthy when he is one year old?I can use and re-use the same male several times in a row, in the same year along with other breeders because this male is "à la mode".
Have you thought that there would be a bottleneck at some point with all the same males on the same pedigrees on both sides?!
Look at the databases and see how many have been used and re-used up at a young age. Then they are fixed and placed.Next!
How do you know how they evolve??Who cares. I wanna make money.
Keep in mind that 50% of all breeds ARE epilepsy carriers...Breeds that are of course, more widespread than a rare breed...!!!! Read the words separately, if you don't understand.I want a perfect male, near my house because I don't want to drive anywhere
. A rare breed means what it says "rare".
If you can't get in your car and drive or fly somewhere then get a poodle, or a Labrador! They're everywhere.
Last for now but not least: Your magnificent supertitled champion could be sterile. Oops, the breeder hasn't warned you that she has those problems in her line? Who cares, it's your dog now, so go listen to what other incompetent people have to tell you.
So your dog dies because she was artificially inseminated for a first mating and finally she may have been sterile. Who cares.
If the FCI has rules, they are to be followed and an individual club cannot override them...
Or an incompetent irresponsible person telling you "it's ok"
R'Mollymae de l'Etang de Fontmerle, died age 4, in 2005 . Drop in progesterone, operated to save her life by taking out the 4 pups in her, and she died during the night.It appears she was sterile. Her line having stopped breeding a while ago. She was a Barbet Moderne with not a drop of Barbet blood, like many even today. I fought tooth and nail for her because she did not deserve her fate.Horrible coat, very hyperactive( now I know where that came from). Live and learn the hard way. Who cares? Not you.
Of course, we all hope for the best. Unfortunately, no one is learning from anyone's mistakes because there is no communication at all except on Fbook. A high level: socutehownicesonice.
The french Barbet club and they are not the only ones( most are not competent), but they are the main one since the breed is French, is not at all interested in the survival of the breed. They are interested in who does whatwhen and who says whatwhen to stay "powerful", that being a state of mind.So, everyone does exactly what they want to show how great they are and exterminate people in passing, when possible.
I am pretty sure they were not even consulted about the Finnish crossbreeding that produced Barbodemers. Where is the letter that shows they got approval from France...hum.Neatly tucked away.
Of course you don't care. There are some of us who do, thank God.
Yes, I will continue....because things like that make me angry and the Barbet doesn't deserve what people are doing to him.