Barbet News (page 36)
Barbet Litter Planned
Bacchus Di Barbochos Reiau De Prouvenco.
Having spent many hours searching for a stud dog for Betsy`s second litter her next mating will be with Bacchus Di Barbochos Reiau De Prouvenco who lives near Rheims in France. Bacchus is the brother of Boree who sired Betsy`s first litter so giving a good idea of what the mating will produce. With UK born barbets being registered with the S.C.C. (French Kennel Club) it is much easier to use a French born male rather than use one of the suitable males from Germany, Switzerland or Sweden for example and risk having an unregistered litter.
Bacchus is 56cm in height so slightly shorter than Betsy at 58cm. He has a Hip Score of `B` on the continental grading system making him suitable for breeding and has a proven track record hunting rabbits and partridge in the vineyards near his home. He is described as being very biddable and good in the company of humans and other dogs.
Obviously there are many more hurdles to jump, not least getting Betsy to France on the right few days of her season. We will post updates when we have further news.