The Life of Animals | Barbet | The Barbet is a rare breed. Most Barbet, ESPECIALLY Those shown in conformation shows, are entirely black, black and white, or brown. Barbet Female usually grow to be about 21-25 inches (52 cm to 65 cm) tall, and They weigh the between 40 and 60 pounds (18 kg to 27 kg), while the females usually grow to be about 20 to 23 inches (50 cm to 53 cm) tall, and They weigh the between 30 and 50 pounds (13.5 kg to 23 kg). The Barbet's personality is described as companionable, Joyful, goofy, obedient, and intelligent.
In France the Barbet can take the Test d'Aptitude Naturelle (TAN) retrieving a basic water test and has recently been permitted to Participate in the BCE. In Germany the Barbet takes part in field trials. Due to the extremely low number of Barbet in the world, little is known about long term health issues. The most common of these issues are ear infections, a problem in most water-dog varieties. Ear problems can be minimized by proper ear care.
There are very few Barbet in the United States. Estimated Barbet living in America as of 2012 are somewhere the between 70-80. According to the AKC, to get full recognition there needs to be at least 150 Barbet registered with the AKC's Foundation Stock Service to apply for full recognition.
In Addition to the 150 dogs, there needs to be an active Barbet Club promoting the breed through meet the breeds, fun matches, and showing active membership as well as interst in the breed. It is crucial Barbet That every imported or born in America be registered with the AKC FSS for the breed to survive in America. In 2011 there were the resource persons Barbet two litters: 5 brown puppies born in April, and 11 puppies (5 brown, 6 black) born on Thanksgiving.