A water retriever for royalty!
Dog Group: Gun dog breeds (UKC)
Origin of Name: A relative of the Poodle and Briard, this French water dog with the webbed paws gets down and dirty in pursuit of waterfowl, earning him the nickname ‘mud dog.’ Its real name comes from the French word barbe, meaning beard, due to his bearded face.
A bit low
Monthly keeping cost
Tendency to Bark:
Life span-13 to 15 years
A relative of the Poodle and Briard, this French water dog with the webbed paws gets down and dirty in pursuit of waterfowl, earning him the nickname 'mud dog.' He real name comes from the French word barbe, meaning beard, due to his bearded face.
The Barbet is no newcomer — the first written reference to the breed dates back to 1387, although the breed may have originated as early as the eighth century. For centuries the Barbet served as a water retriever for royalty and commoner alike, and his thick, waterproof coat helped earn him a reputation for braving the chilliest water. King Henry IV was one royal fan, and legend has it that the king's mistress was once reproached for bringing a Barbet to church.
In addition to his retrieving skills, the Barbet is cherished for his versatility and his joyful, intelligent personality. In his homeland, he ranks among the top agility breeds and also loves to chase balls and flying discs. The breed is rare, with approximately 30 to 40 making their home in the United States and about 600 worldwide, but admirers of the Barbet hope others will come to share their love for this interesting dog
Visits to Groomer-High
Tolerance to heat-Basks in it
Tolerance to cold-Loves snow
Colour- Fawn, Black, Grey, Brown, White
There are few known conditions that affect the Barbet as a whole, which may be attributed to the rarity of the breed.
The Barbet is known for its even-tempered nature, as well as its good-humoured disposition. It is intelligent and eager to please, further contributing to its appeal as a companion. This breed’s obedience skills contribute to its success in agility trials.
This is a breed that bonds quickly with its owner and thoroughly enjoys human company. It makes for a great family dog, as its playful nature is pleasing to both children and adults. In addition to getting along with humans, the Barbet is also known to peacefully coexist with other household animals.
Training & Intelligence
Barbet ihBuilding a bond with your Barbet is the first and the most crucial step involved in training him successfully. As soon as you bring your Barbet home, you must first try to develop a caring and loving relationship with him in order to win his trust and confidence.
When Barbets are secure in the knowledge that they belong to the family, they are more likely to respond better to their owners' training commands. Just like with any relationship, there must be mutual trust and respect between you and your Barbet.
Litter Size-2 to 4 puppies (approximately)
Complication in Breeding-NO
Barget are extremely healthy and sturdy a breed and can be mated after it reaches a mature age of 1.5 years - 2 years. Before mating, it will be advisable to see the medical history of the mate to rule out any medical conditions that may be transferred genetically. If you are a first time pet parent, you might want to seek medical help from a veterinarian for the neonatal care and care post the delivery of the pups. might pass onto the puppies, and that they have sound temperaments.
Affectionate with Family
Easy to train
2 to 4 puppies (Approx.)
Regular grooming required