Other Names |
What other names does the Barbet have? The breed also known as...
|French Water Dog|
Breed Type |
What type of dog breed is it?
How much does the Barbet puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it?
If you choose to purchase the Barbet, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a dog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Barbet gets to a happy place.
What is the Barbet's size? How big is this dog?
How much does the Barbet weigh?
|37–62 pounds (17–28 kg )|
Avg. Weight |
What is the average weight of this canine?
|37–62 pounds (17–28 kg )|
How tall is the Barbet?
|Male: 23–26 inches (58–65 cm), Female: 21–24 inches (53–61 cm)|
Avg. Height |
What is the average height of this fido?
|Male: 23–26 inches (58–65 cm), Female: 21–24 inches (53–61 cm)|
What type of coat does the Barbet have? What does this canine coat look like?
What color is the Barbet's coat? What color is a proper this fido coat?
How to groom the Barbet and how often?
Average: The Barbet requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential. Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Barbet, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level |
How much do Barbets shed? How to control, reduce and prevent this canine shedding?
Barbets shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car covered by dog hair. Barbets could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.
What kind of personality does the Barbet have?
Intelligent Rank |
How smart is the Barbet?
Average: Barbet's has average obedience intelligence. Patience is needed for teaching this breed to any tricks and commands though, but it's worth the effort. They understand and memorize new commands in 25-40 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 50% of the time or better.
Are Barbets easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Barbets are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
How playful dog breed is this dog?
The Barbet is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level |
How sensitive is it?
Barbets have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for a moderate punishment.
Affection Level |
How affectionate are they?
Barbets are loving and affectionate dogs. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs |
How much social interaction does need this dog?
Barbets are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Do Barbets bark a lot? Why does my dog bark?
Low to Average: The Barbet rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability |
Are Barbets good watchdogs?
Barbets are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but observation isn't considered as their main job.
Does this canine have an aggressive/protective behavior of their territory/property?
Barbets are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective to their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend his territory in every situation.
Biting Potential |
How likely are you to get bite from this dog? Why do dog bites happen?
The Barbet has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Barbet do? How big is the mouthiness potential of this breed?
Barbets have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not an aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Barbets need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam |
How likely is the Barbet to run away? This dog wanderlust potential:
Barbets have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive |
Do this canine have a strong prey drive?
Barbet have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly |
Are Barbets good apartment dogs? Can they live in a flat?
Barbets are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Are they adaptive and easy to handle?
Barbets adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Stranger Friendly |
Are they good with strangers? Are they friendly with strangers?
Barbets are average friendly dogs towards strangers.
Child Friendly |
Are Barbets kid-friendly dogs? Are they good with young children?
Barbets are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly |
How well do Barbets get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido temperament with cats?
Barbets are average friendly dogs towards cats.
Dog Friendly |
Are they dog-friendly with other dogs? How well do Barbets get along with dogs? What is this canine temperament with dogs?
Barbets are average friendly dogs towards other dogs.
Health Issues |
Are they healthy breed? Do Barbets have health problems?
Barbets tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Life Expectancy |
How long do Barbets live? What is this dog average life span?
Is the Barbet breed hypoallergenic?
Barbets do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction. However there are no 100% hypoallergenic dogs in the world, there are a variety of breeds that are considered to reduce or minimize the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level |
How much energy does the Barbet have? How high is the energy level of this fido?
Barbets are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Exercise Need |
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Barbets require per day?
Barbets have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need |
How much sleep does this fido need?
Barbets don't need to much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption |
How much food does the Barbet need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
|3 to 5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals.|
Weight Gain Potential |
How easy to gain weight for this dog? The risk for obesity:
Average. The Barbet has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Barbet's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate |
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate cold and hot weather?
|Prefers average to cold weather conditions|
The Barbet can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
The Barbet has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency |
Do they drool? How much does it drool?
The Barbet is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Barbet could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Barbet. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.
Gestation Length |
How long does this dog pregnancy last? How long does it take to have a few puppies?
Reproductive cycle of the female Barbet: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
|How often can the Barbet have a litter?||Twice a year (maximum)|
Litter Size |
How many puppies can the Barbet have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
- Hypoallergenic: Barbets do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction.
- Shedding Level: Barbets shed none to minimal.
- Drooling tendency: The Barbet is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
- Barking: Low to Average: The Barbet rarely barks.
- Mouthiness: Barbets have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.