2 varieties in one breed: new and old

On the left, poofed out like a Bobtail, Jerry Sable des Malabris de Basse Sologne a very typical Re-incarnated Barbet Moderne( poodle type) and on the right, the Vieux Barbet portayed by Hercule di Barbochos Reiau de Prouvenco which is severely threatened with extinction.The Barbet is a rustic breed that should require only very little grooming. Photo taken in 1996.



The Barbet Moderne is very popular in several countries where they have managed to continue the line very well. It is not in need of survival..it’s a new breed, similar to the Labradoodle. There are a lot of fake truths circulating about the breed, which are terribly misleading.