Barbet dog breed<<<< Back to dog breeds
- Country: France
- Group: Sporting
- Weight: 17-28 kg
- Height: Males: 57-66 cm Females: 52-62 cm
- Colors: white, black, gray, brown
- Training: very trainable, smart
- Grooming: should be brushed frequently
- Temperament: obedient, intelligent, energetic
- Health: Beware of allergies
- Litter size: 5 - 9 puppies
- Lifespan: 13 - 15 years
- Other names: French Water Dog, Barbet Water Spaniel
French is an old breed whose origin is unclear. It is among the ancestors of many races there today such as Griffon, Poodle, Terranova, Briard etc.
These dogs had various roles hunters moved by flocks, dogs sailors used to make ropes, Lost.
Barbet breed is an old French race, but this dog is considered the first dog water. Barbet site appears under various names, including, Barbet Water Spaniel site (Barbet Water Spaniel), Griffon D'ARRET A Poil Laineux and French water dog (French Water Dog).
Its name comes from "male" from the French word meaning "beard".
Barbet breed generally needs to eat 400-500g per day.
Type of food for your dog chosen must contain all the nutrients it needs be it dry or canned food or that food is homemade.
One aspect which is not given too much importance, although it is most easily seen many ignore, it's about the work the dog and its coat shine.
Following a balanced meals divided into 2-3 servings each day the dog will be definitely happy.
It is a medium sized dog, vigorous, strong, supple. The head is quite small, broad skull, round, short snout, partre and a big nose black or brown. The eyes are round, dark brown hair and covered with rich head.
The ears are trapped down late, left and covered head of hair, curly, forming stripes. His head covered by a head of hair, curly mustache and beard forming. The tail is of medium length, with a small hook at the top and covered with curly hair.
The coat consists of a long-haired, soft wavy or curly, thick, waterproof and can be black, white, gray, brown, reddish-brown, sand color.
According to the UK Kennel Club, the Barbet is a breed of medium size with a thick coat and woolly. In addition, the club says that the race is long and shiny fur, and these features are important since water is one race.
These dogs could be likened to breed Portuguese water or a larger breed poodles, which are also water dogs.
An ideal Barbet adult weighs between 15 and 25 kg. As I said, this breed can come in different shades and remember chestnut, brown, black and gray. In combination with these shades can occur and white, but not all the time.
With a distinct, it's no wonder Barbet site require regular care. Without regular brushing or combing without fur is incalceste.
It is an intelligent, brave, hard on himself and honest, balanced, flexible, sociable and friendly.
Affectionate and devoted to its master, is loving and patient with children, and foreigners will be announced. Gets along well with other dogs and other animals in the household.
Continental Kennel Club describes the breed as one energetic and free. Also in the club are prepared standard also mentions that these dogs should not be shy or aggressive, but should be loyal owner.
Barbet dogs love water and are companions are perfect for hunters because love wilderness. Not scared of the cold weather and will jump in the water no matter how cold it is.
Is a dog that is easily dreseaza that is intelligent, sensitive voice intonation master, eager to work and wants to please its master.
But the training must be consistent and quite strong, authoritative to be taken seriously by the dog.
Is a dog that easily adapts to the conditions of an apartment, but feels best in a fenced yard where it can move freely.
It recommended a loving family, affectionate and active. He likes to take long walks to swim to fetch, to run free without a leash, have the occupation because she likes to work.
The coat should be brushed and combed frequently and regularly to not get tangled.
It will keep the ears clean. It is a good hunter in the water, excellent swimmer even in very cold waters. It is a wonderful companion dog.
Certain blood types may suffer from allergies, which can be mild or severe. Allergy symptoms in dogs occur in the skin, and the type of allergen that affects every dog can be different.
Examples of allergens include both allergens that can affect man; including pollen, dust or mold.
Cataracts could occur in this breed; Although this disease should not be confused with the aging process, in this case nuclear sclerosis occurs.
Hip dysplasia is a rare disorder in this breed. Hip dysplasia is a condition that consists of hip dislocation.