...and If they say so...then, hurray!!!!!!!!!! At least THEY are taking a stand on what the Barbet and the Poodle look like. Their conclusions, below.
In the latest French SCC canine review, there is an article written by the President of the French Poodle Club, about the Poodle.
The Poodle Club President is on the left, under the arrow.
He has judged our dogs several times over the last years. Recently, he was in Finland and judged Deetha Déjà Vue, and liked her very much.
The Poodle is a French dog like the Barbet.
They both have a French standard.
We can conclude they are both French dogs with French standards.
The column on the left says, " As time went by, the Barbet and the Poodle went their own way, being separated and selected to obtain 2 different fixed breeds. At the time, the Poodle breeders...."
Here, the same language is being used about the Barbet, as the language I have used to talk about the 2 breeds.
We agree that they are 2 different selected, fixed, breeds.
Key words: separation of breeds, selected, fixed.
The third point below shows the Mahler print of 2 Barbets, who were called Griffon Barbets. They do not look like poodles as the selection was finished and they no longer looked like Poodles and they had their own standard. This standard was written in 1891.
On the right, there is a corded Poodle.( Chasse et Pêche,January 1884.)
The selecting was finished for both breeds.
The Poodle today looks exactly as it did in 1884 and some Barbet still look exactly as they did in 1891.
Conclusion:A Poodle and a Barbet do NOT look alike.
They are different breeds. At the Concours General Agricole, it was shown and prouved that they were different breeds. The President of the SCC and the Poodle club President, standing in the same place at the same time on the same day saw that a Barbet did not, by any stretch of the imagination, look like a refined sophisticated Poodle.
For those of you following my news,you will remember Compay II's outing to get his rustic fur ready for the show, by a dip in a pond the day before!http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xh8o65_prepa-exposition-canine_animals
We certainly are far from some of the dogs in some show rings who may have never seen a pond in their lives, huh.
I got through all this without ever mentionning the coat.
Despite all that, it is specified that the Poodle has an abundant thick curly fur excellent for the different Poodle grooming types...
"Fourrure abondante et frisée qui se prête à différents toilettages.
The Barbet is a rustic dog that does not require grooming.