This wooly water dog from France has webbed toes much like the Newfoundland. A relative of the Poodle and the Briard, it’s been around since the eighth century, known as the Mud Dog. Incredibly intelligent, its love of water and mud can pose some grooming challenges for unwitting owners, but a sweet temperament more than makes up for any Puckish play.
1. Barbets 101 – Information, Personality and Characteristics
2. Barbet Temperament and Training
3. Barbet Diet and Feeding
Puppies: Low Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Adults: High Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Barbets generally gain: 2 Pounds per week until 26 weeks old.
Hip dysplasia is a common problem with Barbets. Make sure your dog isn’t overweight.
A Barbet with healthy weight will not have any ribs visible. You should be able to run your hands along their side and feel the indivgidual ribs.
*All target numbers are approximate averages. Every dog’s dietary needs and weights will be different. Take into account pregnant or nursing dogs.