Sporting – AKC Foundation Stock Service (FSS)
Barbets from American Barbet


Average Height(“‘s)
Average Weight (#’s)
Notes for owners
Gay and obedient
Woolly Weekly to avoid tangles Hypoallergenic.


The Barbet is a French Water Dog that is cheerful and intelligent and friendly to humans and other animals.  A rare breed and a great family dog.  Its thick, curley coat allows it to spend many hours in cold water and is a great waterfowl retriever.  It can be an apartment dog as long as it gets daily walks and/or other stimulating exercise. Similar in appearance to a Portuguese Water Dog.

Relevant Web Sites


AKC Breed Profile

Barbet Club of America

Barbet Fanciers Club of America

American Rare Breed Association


We STRONGLY recommend that you get your dog from a respectable breeder or rescue organization.  Pet store puppies may get their dogs from Puppy Mills that normally breed only for profit, not quality or concern for the puppy or its eventual owner.

If you would like help locating a breeder or rescue agency near you please E-Mail PGAA (, and let us know your city/state and the type of dog you are looking for.  Do not assume that PGAA has qualified all of the breeders or rescues on this site.  Do your own check of each breeder or rescue — be sure that you are comfortable with the organization before you buy, adopt or turn-over a dog.