New Barbet book! The Barbet Revealed – a complete guide for the barbet lover – is published! In this hardback book of 308 pages the reader will not miss out on anything he may want to know about the character, caretaking, upbringing and training of the barbet. Furthermore 300+ photos of barbets from all over the world make this a book to simply enjoy looking in for many years ahead. Order your copy on www.barbetbook.com for direct shipping to every country. The book is available in English and Dutch. Authors Elisabeth Roest Kempemo and Brigitte Waller-Rengelink. Some snapshots :
French association which is focused on saving the biodiversity, has published an article concerning Barbet in “old type”. You can read it here – article le barbet type ancien. The beautiful dog which photo that opens the article is DAYTONA Ginkgo de Treasures Many thanks to Elaine and of course Association FERME
Today our heroes are William Wallace, Vasco and Walker, all from Biscay Waterdogs (CAN). Named after Scotch hero, William is currently training at Freedom Guide Dogs for the Blind (NY). Walker will follow Vasco’s pawprints to become service dog trained by COPE. Vasco did excellent job there, finishing course in less than year, while it usually takes over two years to complete it. Both William and Walker, now have several months of hard and intensive training to get ready for their life partners. But is there anything that working Barbet cannot achieve? On the other side of the ocean, in their homeland – Barbets are also trained as service dogs. Ecole de Chiens Guides de Paris (scroll down to the bottom of page) has been donated with whole litter by Elaine Fichter (de la serve de la Chapelle d’ Alexandre). Respect to the dogs and their breeder – Paula Ballak.
On August 4th in France, there will be an International Symposium hosted by the Club du Barbet, Lagotto et autres Chiens de Eau (French Club) and the Société Centrale Canine (French Kennel Club). There will be discussions about the Barbet that will result in a revised Standard. In order to have discussion points, your questions are needed. Please send your questions to Symposium organizer Dr. Jean Loius Gessant and Club President Renée Rault submitted no later than April 30, 2012. Make sure to: Include each question in French and English. Ask precise questions. For example, you may have questions about the “eye”. The current standard calls for “Eyes: Round, preferably dark brown. The rim of the eyelid is black or brown.” “Is dark brown the proper eye color for brown Barbet?” “What is the proper color rim of the eyelid for a fawn, sand, or piebald Barbet?” Send questions on or before April 30, 2012, to Symposium organizer Dr. Jean Loius Gessant and Club President Renée Rault.