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The Barbet is a rare French Water dog. They have a round head with a short nose bridge. The Barbet is a powerful dog with a strong short neck. Its thick coat is good for cold weather and swimming which it loves to do. The coat has a wooly texture to it and can be wavy or curly. The Barbet can be black, brown, white, grey, sable or fawn. There are no markings on this lovable family dog. The Barbet is a good hunter and is also used as a sheep dog.

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This breed is intelligent and obedient. They are happy, carefree and are a good family dog. They love to play and will fetch for hours.

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18-22 inches
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33-55 pounds
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General Health

Responsible breeding has created a strong healthy dog in the Barbet.

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The Barbet began in France as a water fowl dog as early as the 16th century notes suggest.

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The Barbet does require regular grooming. Many prefer a 3-5 inch coat. This can be achieved with a good brush out prior to bathing, and a scissor trim following the lines of the body. You may prefer a professional groom on occasion.

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Ideal Environment

A note of interest is this breed has webbed feet. So if you are near a body of water, this dog will love to play water games with it\'s family. A fenced in yard with room to run is a good idea. Also regular walking every day is needed.

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