The Barbet is more than a versatile gun dog. It is a joyful, smart, loving, and devoted breed. The Barbet was an original water dog and was primarily used in France for hunting water game. References to the breed are throughout history, doing various jobs with historical lineage, always referenced with respect and admiration. Yet after so many centuries of serving man, the Barbet is not a common nor well known breed as they are a victim of the changes of the history they helped shape. 

Pronounced “Bar-bay”, the name Barbet comes from the French word “barbe”, meaning beard