Monday, 9 January 2012

A new old illustration of a barbet

Ilustration 1868
Firstly, a round of applause to the vet who kindly passed on these illustrations and had actually heard about the breed.This illustration is very exciting as the barbet featured is called Lowe, this barbet is mentioned in a book in 1881 ( )
 ''At the Dog Show of 1863, there was a prime barbet, Lowe owned by Mr. Favre. This dog had a head which slightly resembled a small Newfoundland, only the ears were longer and were covered with wool, but the muzzle, a little longer, was almost bare; long hair did not cover the eyes, as is found in almost all barbets.''
Maybe its just me, but if you look closely the Griffon has two heads,