Fun Facts about the Barbet
Did you know that there is a large all black water dog from France? He’s known as the Barbet and although his primary colors are black he can also come in gray, brown or fawn with or without white markings (although the markings are rare). This large dog is covered from head to toe with a uniquely long, dense curly coat that gives him a shaggy or rustic appearance. He also is known for his curly bearded face. The Barbet originated in France and was recorded as early as the 16th century. They were bread to hunt and retrieve. They are excellent swimmers and are used today to locate, flush and retrieve birds. The average Barbet weighs in between 35 and 65 pounds depending on its sex and can stand between 18 to 24.5 inches. The Barbet has a lifespan between 12 to 14 years. For more fun facts, talk with your Aurora, CO veterinarians.