With the venue of a Da Capo Barbet into a country where the Barbet Moderne is everywhere you turn, a page is certainly being turned as this lovely girl is being shown and is promoting the "old bloodlines"/ Authentic Barbet for the rest of us. God bless you, little Flora.
You have the hard task of prouving a Barbet swims,retrieves, has a long coat and is a rustic dog and despite the fact the Barbet is the father of the poodle, it does not, under any stretch of anyone's imagination, look like a poodle, not does it have a short bushy, frizzy coat groomed like a poodle or a bichon.
A Barbet is a rustic dog with a long curly coat and if a Barbet looks like a poodle, it is not a Barbet.
Shown is French Lover dog de la serve de la chapelle d'Alexandre and a poodle, male of a famous French breeder: M Cottet in St Marcel, France.