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Breed Group: Sporting Group
Size Group: Medium Dog Breeds
Weight: 31-65 lbs
Color: Black, Brown, Fawn, Gray, White with or without White markings, Brown markings, Gray markings, Black markings, Fawn markings
Lifespan: 12-14 years
Temperament: Joyful, obedient, loyal, friendly
The Barbet (BAR-bay) can trace their lineage back to 16th century France. They were hunting water dogs. The breed almost disappeared after WWII. They are just now regaining popularity outside of France.
These pups are considered hypoallergenic though their coat does require a commitment to grooming. They are extremely trainable and are known to be relentlessly obedient. If all their exercise needs are met, barbet is definition of chill. While these pups are more often companion dogs, they are still first-rate hunters. Barbets should not be in homes with birds, as they will likely meet an untimely end.
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SMARTEST DOG BREEDS
Male Barbets are known to be more “easy-going” than the females
Barbets are generally quite healthy. Some health conditions to be aware of include: hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, epilepsy, progressive retinal atrophy, cataracts, and allergies. Before bringing a new pup home, always request health screening of both parent pups from your breeder.
While you always hope your pet will live a long and healthy life, it is always a good idea to invest in pet health insurance.
Keeping your dog’s mouth clean and problem free goes a long way to your pup’s overall health. Dental hygiene can be the cause or can be the byproduct of other serious health issues.
Visual inspections can be performed to keep track of the signs of potentially waning oral health. These signs can be anything from bad breath to abnormal chewing to loss of appetite.
Keeping ahead of these warning signs can pay dividends. A preventative approach can delay and stop many of the common dental problems from arising.
Oral health can be tackled in five basic steps:
Dogs are just like humans in that they can experience anxiety. The degree to which they are susceptible to anxiety and how they deal with anxiety is breed specific. Left unchecked, initial signs of anxiety could give way to an anxiety disorder. The symptoms of anxiety disorders can lead to a myriad of behavior issues.
Knowing the signs and symptoms will best equip you to keep ahead of it and to nip it in the bud at the earliest signs. There are options available to help with anxiety.
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FAMILY DOG BREEDS
This breed is prone to tangles and matts. You will need to be committed in your grooming regimen. Barbet needs daily brushing to remove any matts, tangles, and debris. When dealing with tangles, gently work through. You will likely need to brush your pup every time he spends time outside. Once a week you should brush, then bathe, then blow out your pup’s coat on a warm but not hot setting. After the blow out you will be able to shape up the coat. Many owners choose to keep their barbet’s coat around 2-4 inches long. Keep their eyes and ears clean and clear of debris. Clip your pup’s nails regularly and brush their teeth several times per week.
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Barbet needs a lot of exercise. Plan on spending somewhere between 1-2 hours in activity with your pup. Having a fenced in area to play ball, taking your pup on long walks, or letting your pup swim will satisfy your pup’s physical needs. They will also need mental stimulation. This can come in the form of hide-and-seek, puzzle toys or challenges around the dog park.
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HYPOALLERGENIC DOG BREEDS
As with all dogs, early socialization with humans and other dogs is key. Barbet is a sensitive pup. The best results will be achieved through training filled with positive reinforcement versus harsh reprimands. This breed is very intelligent which sometimes leads to stubbornness in training. Keep a patient positive mindset, and you and your pup will prevail.
Proper training is essential to ensuring the safety of your dog and those around you. Having your dog come when they should, and in general having them listen is something you want to address early in your pup’s life, as it will pay dividends down the line. There are many tried and true training programs to accomplish this training – faster and better than you might think!
Unless you’re living on a farm, or have the space, a yipping dog, or one that barks all day when you are gone could be an issue with the neighbors and/or landlord. Historically, dogs would bark to communicate with the rest of the pack when hunting and bark as a warning shot to predators eyeing up their flock. Barking is deep rooted in dogs and manifests itself in many ways and for a variety of reasons.
Just like any habit or instinct, there are effective ways you can train this issue away.
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CUTE DOG BREEDS
Ensuring a comprehensive preventative vitamin and mineral plan is essential to keeping your dog healthy. Truth is, there are vitamins and minerals that your dog needs, but doesn’t produce naturally. While many of these vitamins and minerals can be found in your dog’s current diet and dog food, the question becomes, are there enough vitamins to ensure they aren’t deficient.
Poor nutrition can lead to some of the most common health issues, such as weak joints, compromised immunity, increased allergies, and low energy.
Vitamins play a vital role in your pet’s health and overall life expectancy. Here are some multivitamin and joint relief options.
As regulations around marijuana have eased, the emergence of CBD oils for humans and dogs have sprung up.
Just to begin to dispel the negative stigma, CBD extract comes from Hemp, marijuana’s cousin. Unlike its cousin, there are no psychoactive qualities in CBD oil. An emerging number of clinical and institutional studies have shown the wide variety of healing qualities in CBD, including pain management, and the containment of seizures and epileptic episodes.
Explore this remedy further to see all the health benefits that have transformed the lives of so many dogs to date.
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HUNTING DOG BREEDS
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