Dog Breed Group: Gun Dog
Life Span: 13-15 years
Weight: 35-65 pounds
Height: 19-24.5 inches
Origin of Name: The Barbet is a breed of dog; it is a medium-sized French water dog
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Barbet is more than a versatile gun dog. It is a cheerful, smart, loving and dedicated breed. Barbet was originally a water dog and in France was mainly used for water sports hunting, as described in 16th-century scripts. Other references to the breed are throughout history, performing various functions with historical lineage, always referenced with reverence and admiration.
After the World Wars, Barbet was almost extinct, but through the efforts of very dedicated people, this old breed is slowly being reborn as a dog for the future. These loving dogs, though rare and in small numbers, continue to delight and amaze people around the world. The tendency for deep intelligence, water and versatile abilities make it an "all round" dog. With such extensive historical ancestry, Barbet is a timeless and classic breed of canine.