The Barbet as a Show Dog.

The Barbet presently can only be shown in one of the 84 member countries of the Fédération Cynologique Internationale or F.C.I. as it is not yet recognised in the UK by the Kennel Club which is not a member of the F.C.I. However, several of the British dogs have travelled into mainland Europe and attended dog shows, with excellant results. This is important to keep in touch with how the breed standard is being interpreted and applied and also shows a wider audience how the barbet is developing in the UK. Since the introduction of the Pet Passport scheme it has become much easier for UK dogs to be shown abroad and we are hearing of more UK owners showing their breeds in the countries bordering the Channel.

Betsy Bonheur during judging.

Betsy Bonheur during judging.

While it may seem somewhat daunting to enter a show in a different country and deal with different systems of judging it can be a very rewarding experience, especially if your dogs do well! From the Barbet Club of Great Britain`s view travelling to France gives an excellent opportunity to meet with other barbet owners and breeders from across Europe and make contacts for future imports and matings not to mention a fun weekend away.

 

In France, where UK based barbets have been shown, all the dogs are given a written `Critique` and a `grading` regardless of where they finish in the competition. At National Breed Club shows they are judged by a panel of three or more judges who each give the dog a grading against the breed standard. The three scores are then aggregated to give an overall marking.

The dogs can be graded as follows: Insufficient = fails to meet the standard, B (bon)= good; TB (tres bon) = very good; Exc = Excellent and Exc + = better than excellent.

The dogs can also be awarded:
CACS = (Certificat d'Aptitude au Championnat) and CACIB = (Certificat d'Aptitude au Championnat International de Beaute) depending on the opinion of the judge. An 'R' prefix signifies 'Reserve'.

It should be noted that although the barbet should be shown in full coat, discussed further on the grooming page, it should have a `rustique` overall appearance which is much easier to achieve after a long car journey and a night in a local hotel.

Barbet GB Show results.

 

Exposition Nationale - Douai, France, 11/06/16Owner/BreederClassJudgeGrade
Novaforesta Laurel Oak (Archie)S.Thompson(GB)/
W. Preston(GB)
Intermediate MaleMr Michael Forte (R.of Ire)Exc (RCACS)
Novaforesta James Brown(Boris)G. Wildman(GB)/
W.Preston(GB)
Open MaleMr Michael Forte (R.of Ire)TB
Novaforesta Livingstone-Daisy (Livvy)C.Smith(GB)/
W.Preston(GB)
Intermediate FemaleMr Michael Forte (R.of Ire)Exc (RCACS)
Novaforesta Lady Fern (Snoop)W.Preston(GB)/
W.Preston(GB)
Intermediate FemaleMr Michael Forte (R.of Ire)TB
Novaforesta Joss Stone (Truffle)N.Frullo(GB)/
W.Preston(GB)
Intermediate FemaleMr Michael Forte (R.of Ire)TB
Exposition Internationale - Douai, France, 12/06/16Owner/BreederClassJudgeGrade
Novaforesta Laurel Oak (Archie)S.Thompson(GB)/
W. Preston(GB)
Intermediate MaleMr Rui Oliveira (Por)Exc (RCACS & RCACIB)
Novaforesta James Brown(Boris)G. Wildman(GB)/
W.Preston(GB)
Open MaleMr Rui Oliveira (Por)Exc
Novaforesta Livingstone-Daisy (Livvy)C.Smith(GB)/
W.Preston(GB)
Intermediate FemaleMr Rui Oliveira (Por)Exc (RCACS & RCACIB)
Novaforesta Lady Fern (Snoop)W.Preston(GB)/
W.Preston(GB)
Intermediate FemaleMr Rui Oliveira (Por)Exc
Novaforesta Joss Stone (Truffle)N.Frullo(GB)/
W.Preston(GB)
Intermediate FemaleMr Rui Oliveira (Por)Exc
Confirmed : Novaforesta Laurel Oak, Novaforesta James Brown, Novaforesta Livingstone-Daisy, Novaforesta Lady Fern, Novaforesta Joss Stone. Judge, Mr Jean-jacques Dupas (Fr)

 

Exposition Nationale - Douai, France, 01/03/14Owner/BreederClassJudgeGrade
Netis Inara (Anouk)K.Surrall(GB)/
A. Dinsdale(GB)
Young FemaleMr Jochen Eberhardt (Ger)TB
Reeds Fowling Alexia (Martha)W.Preston(GB)/
E.Kooij(NL)
Open FemaleMr Jochen Eberhardt (Ger)Exc (RCACS)
Charamese Hermione (Hallie)W.Preston(GB)/
J.McDougal(GB)
Intermediate FemaleMr Jochen Eberhardt (Ger)TB
Netis Hazzah (Claude)K.Surrall(GB)/
A. Dinsdale(GB)
Intermediate MaleMr Jochen Eberhardt (Ger)Exc (CACS)
Charamese HectorJ.McDougal(GB)/
J.McDougal(GB)
Intermediate MaleMr Jochen Eberhardt (Ger)Exc (RCACS)
Exposition Internationale - Douai, France, 02/03/14Owner/BreederClassJudgeGrade
Netis Inara (Anouk)K.Surrall(GB)/
A. Dinsdale(GB)
Young FemaleMr Giovanni Tabo (It)Exc
Reeds Fowling Alexia (Martha)W.Preston(GB)/
E.Kooij(NL)
Open FemaleMr Giovanni Tabo (It)Exc (RCACS)
Charamese Hermione (Hallie)W.Preston(GB)/
J.McDougal(GB)
Intermediate FemaleMr Giovanni Tabo (It)Exc (CACS,RCACIB)
Netis Hazzah (Claude)K.Surrall(GB)/
A. Dinsdale(GB)
Intermediate MaleMr Giovanni Tabo (It)Exc
Charamese HectorJ.McDougal(GB)/
J.McDougal(GB)
Intermediate MaleMr Giovanni Tabo (It)Exc
Confirmed : Charamese Hector and Netis Inara (Anouk). Judge, Mr Jean-jacques Dupas (Fr)

 

Exposition Nationale - Douai, France, 12/10/13Owner/BreederClassJudgeGrade
Netis Inara (Anouk)K.Surrall(GB)/
A. Dinsdale(GB)
PuppyMr Manuel Borges (Por)Very Promising
Reeds Fowling Alexia (Martha)W.Preston(GB)/
E.Kooij(NL)
Young FemaleMr Manuel Borges (Por)Exc (RCACS
Charamese Hermione (Hallie)W.Preston(GB)/
J.McDougal(GB)
Open FemaleMr Manuel Borges (Por)Exc (CACS)
Netis Hazzah (Claude)K.Surrall(GB)/
A. Dinsdale(GB)
Intermediate MaleMr Manuel Borges (Por)Exc (CACS)
Exposition Internationale - Douai, France, 13/10/13Owner/BreederClassJudgeGrade
Netis Inara (Anouk)K.Surrall(GB)/
A. Dinsdale(GB)
PuppyMr J Medard-Ringuet (Fr)Very Promising
Reeds Fowling Alexia (Martha)W.Preston(GB)/
E.Kooij(NL)
Young FemaleMr J Medard-Ringuet (Fr)Exc
Charamese Hermione (Hallie)W.Preston(GB)/
J.McDougal(GB)
Open FemaleMr J Medard-Ringuet (Fr)Exc (CACIB)
Netis Hazzah (Claude)K.Surrall(GB)/
A. Dinsdale(GB)
Intermediate MaleMr J Medard-Ringuet (Fr)Exc (CACIB) `BoB`
Confirmed : Reeds Fowling Alexia (Martha), Charamese Hermione (Hallie) and Netis Hazzah (Claude). Judge, Mr Jean-jacques Dupas (Fr)

 

French Championship - Paris, France, 09/07/11Owner/BreederClassJudgeGrade
Ebène la Cour AiléeA.Dinsdale(GB)/
L Trudel.Cuffel(Can)
Open FemaleM.Gianni Guffanti(It)Exc
Novaforesta Dora (Bonnie)J.McDougal(GB)/
W.Preston(GB)
Open FemaleM.Gianni Guffanti(It)Exc
World Dog Show - Paris, France, 10/07/11Owner/BreederClassJudgeGrade
Ebène la Cour AiléeA.Dinsdale(GB)/
L Trudel.Cuffel(Can)
Champion FemaleM.Phillipe Martin(Fr)Exc
Novaforesta Dora (Bonnie)J.McDougal(GB)/
W.Preston(GB)
Open FemaleM.Phillipe Martin(Fr)Exc

 

Exposition Nationale - Douai, France, 11/06/11Owner/BreederClassJudgeGrade
Ebène la Cour AiléeA.Dinsdale(GB)/
L Trudel.Cuffel(Can)
ChampionMme Carla Molinari (Por)Exc
Novaforesta DuploJ. Tuck (GB)/
W.Preston(GB)
Open MaleMme Carla Molinari (Por)Exc (CACS) `BoB`
Novaforesta EtonL. Hutley (GB)/
W.Preston(GB)
Intermediate MaleMme Carla Molinari (Por)Exc
Exposition Internationale - Douai, France, 12/06/11Owner/BreederClassJudgeGrade
Ebène la Cour AiléeA.Dinsdale(GB)/
L Trudel.Cuffel(Can)
ChampionMme Sylvie Desserne(Fr)Exc, `BoB`
Novaforesta DuploJ. Tuck (GB)/
W.Preston(GB)
Open MaleMme Sylvie Desserne(Fr)Exc
Novaforesta EtonL. Hutley (GB)/
W.Preston(GB)
Intermediate MaleMme Sylvie Desserne (Fr)Exc (CACS & CACIB)
Confirmed : Novaforesta Duplo, Novaforesta Eton and Ebène la Cour Ailée. Judge, Mr Jean-jacques Dupas (Fr)

 

Exposition Nationale - Douai, France, 12/06/10Owner/BreederClassJudgeGrade
Betsy Bonheur de la Baie des LandesW.Preston(GB)/
N.Cuffel(Fr)
Open FemaleMr Leif Hjorth(Nor)Very Good
Novaforesta Dudley (Ooli)A. Dinsdale (GB)/
W.Preston(GB)
Intermediate MaleMr Leif Hjorth(Nor)Exc, (CACS)
Novaforesta Dora (Bonnie)J.McDougal(GB)/
W.Preston(GB)
Intermediate FemaleMr Leif Hjorth(Nor)Exc
Exposition Internationale - Douai, France, 13/06/10Owner/BreederClassJudgeGrade
Betsy Bonheur de la Baie des LandesW.Preston(GB)/
N.Cuffel(Fr)
Open FemaleMr Jean-Paul Kerihuel(Fr)Exc
Novaforesta Dudley (Ooli)A. Dinsdale (GB)/
W.Preston(GB)
Intermediate MaleMr Jean-Paul Kerihuel(Fr)Exc, (CACS & CACIB)
Novaforesta Dora (Bonnie)J.McDougal(GB)/
W.Preston(GB)
Intermediate FemaleMr Jean-Paul Kerihuel(Fr)Exc, (RCACS & RCACIB)
Confirmed : Novaforesta Dora, Novaforesta Dudley and Betsy Bonheur de la Baie des Landes. Judge - Jacques Goubie (Fr)

 

Exposition Nationale D`Elevage, Le Blanc, France, 15/08/09Owner/BreederClassJudgesGrades
Novaforesta DelyssaF.Lucas(GB)/
W.Preston(GB)
Young FemaleMme Renee Rault (Fr)Very Promising
Betsy Bonheur de la Baie des LandesW.Preston(GB)/
N.Cuffel(Fr)
Open
Female
M. Guy Mansencal(Fr)
M. Laurent Brun (Fr)
M. Phillipe Martin (Fr)
Exc+, Exc+, Exc (RCACS)
BepoppyW.Preston(GB)/
I.Chutzel(Fr)
Open
Female
M. Guy Mansencal(Fr)
M. Laurent Brun (Fr)
M. Phillipe Martin (Fr)
Exc+, Exc, Exc

 

Exposition Nationale D`Elevage, Le Blanc, France, 12/08/07Owner/BreederClassJudgesGrades
Betsy Bonheur de la Baie des LandesW.Preston(GB)/
N.Cuffel(Fr)
Intermediate
Female
Mme. D. Cornet-Gougon(Fr)
Mme P Van Dee (Fr)
Jean-jacques Dupas (Fr)
Jacques Goubie (Fr)
Exc+, Exc+, Exc, Exc
BepoppyW.Preston(GB)/
I.Chutzel(Fr)
Intermediate
Female
Mme Renee Rault (Fr)Exc, TB, TB, TB