Barbet Moderne breeders outnumber those of Vieux Barbet, for obvious reasons. The are not interested in the “old breed” nor its factual history..
Barbet Moderne Breeders are everywhere..the movement really is strong in Switzerland, since they are the “oldest” representatives of the new type and they work closely with many countries such as Sweden, France, Germany and French speaking Quebec where the Modern breed flourishes.
In the Netherlands, depending on the breeder you can find both types. The same goes with English speaking Canada ( Ontario). and the USA.