Friday, 20 May 2011

The short Barbet

This Barbet is about 2'' all over, he has been shaved several times.
When you continually see the breed as hairy 'teddy bears' you can lose sight that this breed is a gundog.This dog was never shaved because the owner couldn't groom him, nor because his coat became one big knott, he was shaved because he was just getting too hot and he is an active dog that enjoyed playing with his short haired companions. My conclusion is that a good Barbet cannot be ruined by a short haircut, this boy has fantastic structure now clearly visible and doesn't need any disguising by trimming to emphasis his good points. This male is 57/58 in height and weighs 26kg.