The picture was taken at the Mas de la Chapelle where her father Dr Vincenti raised Barbets in the 1930’s under the kennel name of Mas de la Chapelle.

Sad news has reached us, on 4th of March Helene Petre has died. She The Legend of our race. Mrs. Petre was the daughter of the last pre-war barbet breeder – dr. Vincenti  (Mas de la Chapelle). She was crucial (at for some time the only) person, whos effort led to revivial of our race after the war. Her kennel name was Barbochos Reiau de Prouvenco. To this day, barbets in  “Barbochos” type, we consider to be exemplary and we do have one of those running around our house.