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Description: The Barbet is a medium size, sturdy, intelligent dog originating from France. The Barbet is very friendly, sociable and loves to swim. The Barbets webbed feet and wooly coat is made to withstand the cold chilly water for hours. The breed was developed centuries ago to point, flush and retrieve fowl from water and fallen arrows. The Barbet is used as a gundog and a companion. The coat is curled and wooly making it waterproof, but requires lots of maintenance to keep as a house dog. The coat forms a beard like chin called Barbe (French word meaning Beard) which gave the breed its name Barbet. The Barbet is a cheerful obedient and makes a great family pet.
Other Names: Barbe, Barbette, Griffon d’arret a Poil Laineux, French Water Dog and French Gun Dog
Type: Gun Dog
Height: 21.5 inches -23.5 inches
Color: Black, White, Gray, Chestnut, Fawn
Temperament: The Barbet loves the water, is obedient, friendly, intelligent and joyful. The Barbet is good around children and other pets and is eager to
learn and please.
Grooming: The Barbets Coat does not shed and requires weekly brushing and clean from debris and mud to prevent matting. Remove excess hair from pads. The coat also needs to be trimmed down twice a year especially before hot summer months.
Activity: Medium to High
Life Span: 13-15 years
Country of Origin: France
Registries: CKC, UKC, AKC-FSS, ARBA, FCI
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