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.
It is said by some new history experts that there is only one Barbet…
The one on the left is according to standard. The standard was modified several times so it would correspond to the Poodle type on the right.
The dog on the left still exists, but it is near extinction. The one on the right is rather rare, but as one says, needs to be vulgarisé, understrand make more and sell more. Nothing to do with selection but sales.
Have you seen ever the one on the right as a working gundog or “chien de chasse”?