Also known as: French Water Dog

Breed origin: France
Original purpose: Water retriever.

AKC recognized: No
AKC group: Foundation Stock Service

Size: Weight: 35 to 60 lbs
Size: Height: 20½ to 25½ inches
Color: Solid black, brown, fawn, grey, pale fawn, white or more or less pied.

General characteristics/temperament: Barbets are companionable, joyful, obedient, intelligent, and loyal. They excel as bird retrievers and hunters, but also make faithful companions and great family dogs. They have webbed feet and are excellent swimmers. The Barbet is an ancestral breed of many familiar breeds today, including the Poodle and Briard.

Good with children? Yes

Hypoallergenic? Usually considered good for allergy sufferers.

Intelligent? Yes

Grooming requirement: Minimal shedding if properly maintained. If not groomed, tufts of hair may come out.

Other websites for additional information:

American Kennel Club breed page
American Barbet website
Wikipedia breed information page

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