Also Called: Barbet Francais French Water Dog

Friendliness High
Kid Friendly High
Pet Friendly High
Exercise Needs Significant
Playfulness High
Energy Level High
Trainability Average
Intelligence High
Tendency To Bark Low
Amount Of Shedding Medium

The Barbet is a French breed of water dog. They typically have a thick, curly coat and a friendly, gentle disposition.

Breed Overview

  • Group: Sporting
  • Life Span: 12-15 years
  • Height: Medium
  • Weight: 44 to 77 lbs
  • Coat: Thick, curly
  • Coat Colors: Black,Brown,White
  • Litter Size: 4-6 puppies
  • Family: Gun Dogs/Retrievers/Flushers
  • Hypoallergenic: true
  • Recognition: AKC, UKC
  • Size: Medium

Training and Care

The Barbet is an intelligent breed, and training should be done with consistency and patience. It is important to train them to accept baths, brushing, and grooming. They have high exercise needs and need to be taken for regular walks.

Diet and Nutrition

Barbets need to be fed a high quality diet that is formulated for their size and energy levels. It is important to provide them with a balanced, nutritious diet to keep them healthy and maintain their coat.

Health Problems

Barbets are prone to hip and elbow dysplasia, allergies, and eye problems. Regular vet checkups are important to keep them healthy.

Breed History

The Barbet originated in France and was bred as a gun dog in the 17th century. They were developed to retrieve game from both land and water. The breed was popular in France and England in the 19th century, but eventually fell into obscurity.

Where to Buy or Adopt

Barbets can be found through breeders, or they can be adopted from shelters and rescue organizations. Prices range from $800 to $2000.

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