Barbet Club of America » Established 2009


Choosing a Barbet Breeder

Choosing the “right” Barbet breeder is an individual choice based on your goals, puppy availability, breeder proximity, etc.  Ideally, you will have a relationship with the breeder for the life of your dog.  The AKC Pick a Puppy guide includes Breeder Interview Questions to help you with the process. Talk with several breeders and their references.

The BCA does not recommend specific barbet breeders. The breeders on our list are members in good standing and have been BCA members for a minimum of one year. It is the buyer’s responsibility to research and select a breeder of his/her choice.

Health Note for Consumers

If you are considering buying from a breeder that does not list their health test results with CHIC ask them to show you the actual certificates. Some websites list OFA results that are not official.  OFA will read tests for dogs at any age, but the results are NOT official for dogs younger than 24-months.

While health testing does not guarantee that your dog will not develop eye or joint issues, knowing the results allows breeders to make informed decisions. When you are evaluating breeders, health testing is one of the practices that separates legitimate breeders from backyard breeders.

Helpful links

Canine Health Information Center – Barbet
AKC Breeder Interview Questions

USA Barbet Breeders | International Barbet Breeders

Interested in one of these amazing animals becoming a part of your family? Contact us and we’ll send you our breed information packet and a list of breeders in good standing with our club. Please remember that the Barbet is an extremely rare breed and breeders will not readily have puppies available.

Due to United States CDC regulations, importing a puppy from Canada and some European countries cannot be done until one month after a rabies shot has been given, so a puppy will generally be at least 4 months of age.

The following links will enable you to meet our breeder club members through their own personal websites.


Ginkgo de Barbet  | Stacy Able | Indianapolis, IN  |

Hickory Tavern Farm | Judy Descutner |  Hickory, PA  |

Astarte | Doris Newkirk | Whidbey Island, WA |

Bluebonnet Barbet | Wendy Massey |  Spring, TX |


Northrock Kennels | Stephanie Dixon  |  Toronto, ON | 

Biscay Water Dogs | Paula Ballak  | Wellesley, ON |

Treebeard Barbets | Janet Black  | Ottawa, ON |