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.

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Before mating the eyes of the dog need to have been recently checked, even if earlier tests have been clear, since some inheritable diseases have late onset of clinical signs. So today we had Yatzie's eyes checked for the second time and the result is all clear. Her heat is drawing closer and soon the news of the lucky chosen partner will be made official! Keep your eyes open!

This photo is very intimate but I want to share the sweet tenderness that one can experience with a barbet as a companion. Moët wakes me up every morning around 6, kisses my face passionately and then curls up in my arms. Yatzie instead likes to fall asleep beside me and later on finds her rest on her pillow below my bed. Some of you probably find it indecent letting a dog into your bed, but to me it is a quality moment where I bond with my dogs, that creates a feeling of mutual belonging. 

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Yatzie has a predilection for our driveway and the cold or warm stones it is made of. Unfortunately I can not let her lay there too often, since there is traffic near by but sometimes I let her enjoy a moment on the stones - me all ears for possible cars approaching. 

Moët likes to jump up on top of tables and such. Since she is very agile and flexible, so she can even jump up on a narrow windowsill. This is in our bedroom where she watches the children play football on the grass field below our house. 

It was a lovely fall day and we took the dogs to Bilthoven - an area that they totally adore because of the many rabbit holes that they can sniff around in! Just look at those happy faces! There is water as well so muddy dogs can be washed before they get in the car! And for football lovers the fields allow for a nice game with daddy! 

Just a series of lovely photos of Yatzie from last week!

Moët laid down on the garden table during the storm and enjoyed the wind. But after some time we heard a knock on the terrass glass door: Can I come in now please? 

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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