About the Barbet

Like all water dogs, Barbets, which are used to hunt wildfowl, are more than simply retrievers. They will locate and flush out game hiding in water vegetation, retrieving it after it has been shot.

They are not afraid of the cold, entering the water regardless of the weather. Their favourite medium is water which they are wont to splash around in for work or for pleasure.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

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France
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FCI Group 8, AKC Miscellaneous Class
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Medium
Avg life expectancy
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Sociable / Loving / Resilient

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  • Requires a lot of grooming
  • Needs a lot of exercise
  • Enjoys training