Origin: The Barbet is often cited as being one of the oldest of all French breeds when he was simply known as a Waterdog. He may be considered the ancestor of all breeds with long, wooly or curly hair. The Barbet is excellent at waterfowl work, retrieving and is undeterred and unaffected by icy conditions.
Height: Males are 22-25½ inches (58-65cm), females range from 20-24 inches (53-61 cm).
Coat: Long, woolly and curly, his profuse coat protects him from cold and damp. The coat forms a beard on the chin to which the breed owes its name.
Colours: Solid black, grey, brown, fawn, white or more or less peid (mostly white with coloured patches). All shades of red-fawn and pale fawn are permitted, preferably the whole body should be the same shade.|
Grooming: Regular routine brushing is required for this breed. Their coat is constantly growing hair and so it needs to be cut/clipped regularly as well. Length of coat is up to its’ owner
Temperament: Even temperament, neither aggressive nor nervous, tractable. Very devoted to his master. Good mixer. Loves water.