From the December 2015 American Kennel Club Board Meeting – The Barbet was approved to compete in the Miscellaneous Class effective January 1, 2017. The Barbet Club of America will serve as the AKC Parent Club to represent the Barbet.
Congratulations to each and every one of the supporters of the Barbet in America. By joining the Barbet Club of America, registering your dogs with the AKC FSS, and competing in AKC events, you have brought our breed to this exciting level. Thank you!!
The Barbet Club of America (BCA) is the longest running Barbet club in the United States. We are working to preserve, protect and promote the Barbet by providing education, responsibleownership, recognized events, and aid in rescues.
Barbet, also known as a French Water Dog, is a medium sized breed with thick curly hair. The breed is smart with a bright, happy demeanor. The breed originates from France and was first used to hunt waterfowl as their hair protected the canine from the elements. Barbet are also a fundamental aspect to dog history as several breeds utilized the breed in their ancestry.
As a retrieving breed, Barbet need frequent mental stimulation and physical exercise to be happy canine family member. If socialized properly Barbet get along well with other canines, children and other small pets.