Barbets are even-tempered, very sociable and very fond of their master or mistress.
Barbet black and white

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

Country: France

Size category: Medium

Avg life expectancy: 13-15 years

Sociable / Loving / Resilient

Key facts

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