Celebrating our move to the AKC Miscellaneous Group – January 1, 2017
The Barbet Club of America is the parent club for the Barbet in the United States. We are working to preserve, protect and promote the Barbet by providing education, responsible ownership, recognized events, and aid in rescues.
The Barbet, also known as the 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 Barbet in their ancestry.
As a retrieving breed, Barbet need frequent mental stimulation and physical exercise to be a happy canine family member. If socialized properly Barbet get along well with other canines, children and other small pets.