Curly or less curly, these 2 are not the same age and the coat will evolve until 2 to 3 years of age. What is important here to be aware of: the female is slightly smaller than the male. The conformation is the same. 55 cms is nearly a perfect size for a male...which is what "previous" standards stated as the size for a Barbet!
If and when the standard is again modified in 2011, not many have been told about it. Not many, meaning that some other than decision makers are certainly aware.Most of us breeders are not. We were not consulted...
Frankly Scarlet, RUSTIC...daughter of Coccolina and Booly Wooly.
Height: 21 inches / 53.3 cm
Weight: 53.5 pounds / 24.3 kg
In the ring they are as magnificent as out of the ring. The look and character of the Barbet, historically, and what I am working with some others to perpetrate. An easy care, non nonsense rustic dog
, for everyone! That is what the Barbet is and must remain. A RUSTIC breed...
Fanny Forigoler, Frankly's sister in France
Weight: 24.4 kg
Both of these Barbets are daughters of Booly Wooly and Coccolina. They represent my idea of what a Barbet should look like.
Biscay Tolouse, RUSTIC.
height 56 cm / 22 inches
weight 22.589 kg / 47.6 lb
coat in photo 10.16 cm / 4 +/- inches *
This is Biscay's Tolouse( from Paula Ballak). Winner at a Canadian dog show with real competition. 8 other dogs presented. From day one I have always said he was magnificent. Descendant of a poodley looking type and a more Barbet type( with Barbet blood). The coat is as close to perfect as perfect can be. Nice RUSTIC
curls...as a Barbet should have and be shown with.
At some point in time and for the survival of a breed that is called a "natural breed"( more on that coming up), we have to show dogs that look like what they're supposed to and not pretty dogs who win shows and get ribbons to claim championship. That is not always compatible? or is it..
This dog does not look like any version of a poodle,or a Spanish water dog type ( the coat is slightly silky
= meaning easy to groom) doesn't not look like an overgroomed Chow Chow type that you need to PHD in grooming skills to keep up (or be without a job, or retired with nothing to do).
Tolouse aka Tug, has perfect proportions, nice angulations,nice ears, no long legs,a nice long tail that doesn't curl over his rear; it is not held by someone for the photo( that makes me scream),a perfect straight back, a nice strong size head that is not thin like a poodle's. He looks strong as a RUSTIC dog should and is an honor to the breed. What is under his coat is visible= strength and not hidden under 10 cms a chow chow coat. What you see is what you get!
His gait is not skippy as some of the poodle types. He is solid and shows it. He is still yound but can only get better. Forgot his natural stack, as they say! How they just stand perfect.
Those are just my thoughts, for what they're worth.Judges don't write comments in Canada as they do in European countries, but if I were a judge which I think I am competent enough but will never become a judge (because there are too many dogs I would throw out of the ring), by now, that's what I would write.*
Bravo Tug and Tracey.http://www.pawpeds.com/db/?a=p&id=879867&g=4&p=bar&date=iso&o=ajgrep
Rustic is a key word when describing the Barbet. Used 9 times to remind breeders at a barbet meeting in 2009. Will this word come back into the standard in 2011? or?
For those of you following what I'm doing and have been for the last few years, the Brown line is taking shape. I'm looking for dogs that can fit in( not ballerina toes, nice round strong feet). Please send the photos to me, I'd appreciate it.