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.

2014 > 06

Last week we had a nice weekend visit from Sweden! One day was spent in Amsterdam and the dogs came along! While all three girls had our nails painted at Bijenkorf the dogs took a nap. It is so easy to bring barbets along everywhere - they just adjust and relax! One day the weather allowed for a visit at the beach as well -  a favourite for everyone!

At Starbucks! Yatzie loves cakes - just like Anna!

Despite her broken leg Luna yesterday got her obedience diploma! What a corageous girl she is! Congratulations!

Yatzie's puppy Jolie (Zofiel) lives i north Holland, with her sister Vledder, a Drentse Patrijs dog. We visited last weekend and all four dog's had a ball together! Jolie's family lives on the countryside with big fields and even their own cows in the garden. There is a young calf that they bottlefeed daily and Vledder drinks the milk from around the mouth of the calf! It is so cute! Jolie is a sweetie, happy and playful, and it was clear that she recognized her mother, sister and me! She kissed my face all over! Jolie has the same sweet look as Yatzie and Moët, with a wavy head and more curly body. 

Jolie! Zofiel de l'Esprit de Bonté

Since Yatzie's last litter she has a new habit of sleeping. She has found out that Bart's wardrobe is the perfect resting place; small & cosy and it smells lovely arround the shoes of ocurse! This morning I found her with her head under the rail of the wardrobe sliding door... 

In Holland you hardly ever find solitude and quietness, but when that happens while the sun is setting in a lake and there is no wind it becomes an unforgettable magic moment. But of course it would not have been the same if my Yatzie and Moët had not been there with me! 

Our Yeye, who just turned 4 months, already swims like the l'Esprit de Bonté spirited waterdog that she is! I must admit I am very proud of her! And of her dad Wouter and brother Jurian who swims with her in the cold water! 

Yeye swimming already!

The water was so clear one could perfectly see Yatzie's swimming movements when retrieving a ball in this small lake. It looked so nice I had to film it. 

The heat wave has reached Holland and it was time for Yatzie and Moët to put their summer costumes on!

Moët in a typical barbet posture - totally relaxed and with no worries in the world! 

June 6 – the Swedish National Day! When you live abroad those kind of days become even more important then they were when living in your mother country. So the flag is swaying on the front of our house and of course Yatzie and Moët had to pose in front of it! Honestly - they just stood in this amazingly respectful and proud pose all by themselves! In a second the photo was made. 

Today I am planning to make a typical Swedish summer dessert - rhubarb pie – to celebrate! 

The adventures of Dante, Yatzie's male puppy in Sweden, you can follow on this link Only in Swedish but there are also lots of photos! 

Dante (Jeremiel de l'Esprit de bonté) in Sweden

The grass at our favourite place is very high these days. Moët and Yatzie disappear in there. Moët has a very agile way of rushing through the high grass with high jumps that just look so amazing - she moves like a dear! In this video she is looking for Yatzie but can't find her! Back home I realized that both dogs had their furs full fo dry grass seeds .After what happened to Moët last summer in Italy, where a dry pointy grass entered her paw and caused a serious infection, I spent the evening clearing their fur and shaving the hair between their toes, where a lot of dry grass was stuck... 

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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