Blog about Barbet Yatzie & Moët

My life with the French waterdogs Yatzie born 2007 and her daughter Moët born 2011. Barbets are purebred, active, relaxed and allergy friendly dogs with a soft and loving spirit. I am Swedish but live with my dogs in Holland. I hope you will enjoy the blog! Enlarge the photos by clicking on them.

2012 > 07

Most of the beaches in France unfortunately seem to be forbidden for dogs. One late evening however, while the sun was dissappearing in the horizon, we passed this empty beach and decided to let the dogs enjoy the sand and the water. They really did!

The coast line of Bretagne is steep and cliffy. Very adventurous for a dog walk!

Our vacation house in Bretagne exceeds all expectations! It is a paradise, not only for the dogs! Below you see the joy dance of Yatzie and Moët the moment we arrived! The house is surrounded by untamed forests and wide fields of grass and different crops. No cars around so the dogs can be loose and we can relax. Yatzie keeps a good eye on the surroundings and runs off barking, followed by Moët, as soon as something unusual is heard or seen. One day a deer passed over the garden. Behind the wooden gate lives a little goat that very seldom shows up. He has his own goat house but most of the time he is hiding chewing in the high grass. First days here were sunny enough but then we have experienced quite some rainy days.

This is our picturesque vacation house La Petite Garenne in Dineault. Bretagne, France! I choose this house most of all because of its big dog friendly garden (2000 m2) with a pond for the dogs to cool off. It is situated only 10 km from the beach, and we hope to see the sun more than we did so far this summer... We are packing now and leaving tonight! Looking so forward to some quality vacation time together with Bart and the doggies!


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Moët has found some new favourite places in our garden - she digs a whole in the soil underneath  the shade of bushes and small trees. There it is cool and cosy! Now you understand why she always is so muddy!

Whoopi, Yatzie and Moët are high diving into the water after some dummies. Yatzie is convinced she is going to get two - at the same time. And she succeeds! When she can't get the second one into her mouth she pushes it in front of her with her body!

Moët never misses a chance to cuddle - neither do I! Here at the breakfast table this morning. Afterwards it was time to brush her fur out. It was full of mud from our walk last night. I realized how dirty she was when I saw the floor beneath my bed this morning... :-( !!


The -je in Moëtje is a way to express sweet and small in Dutch.

Etiketter: barbet, moёt

Mother Yatzie with her two daughters Moët and Teddie a sunny day by the waters at Vianen. The two young ones went on excursions together nearby me and Nathalie. But when mummy took off nose down to follow a trace they of course joined her. Then cooling off together in the clear waters. In Vianen there are fjord horses and Scottish highlander cows that are so used to humans and dogs that you can walk close up to them. My dogs have seen them many times before but Teddie was very curious. It was so nice to spend some hours with Teddie who is such a jolly and sweet Barbet.

Yatzie in the rabbit hole...

A barbet book!

The first book about the barbet published in Europe is here! 308 pages, 300 photos, in hardback  for years of enjoyment. Order the book here: The book is available in English and Dutch and can be shipped to all countries!
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Authours: Elisabeth Roest Kempemo and Brigitte Waller-Rengelink. 

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  • June • 4 juni 2016 16:31:26
    Beautiful Barbets! Has been a dream of mine for almost 10 years to have a Barbet of my own! Someday! ;)

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