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Old 04-29-2013, 01:10 PM
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I was fortunate to be in the presence of many Barbets recently on 2 different days. Once at the Detroit KC Meet the Breeds, and another day at an Open Show (their specialty) in KY.

I didn't talk to them in depth about the breed, but they seem very happy, healthy, and a great alternative to the doodle-mixes. On my FSS Facebook page it appears there aren't many US litters. Always a problem with new FSS breeds. But I'm sure the breed club could help you out.

The coat is like a poodle, so you need to learn to groom or pay for regular grooming.
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:22 PM
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I have zero experience with Barbets, but for another breed that might fit your needs, have you looked at Bedlingtons? I grew up with one who was a great dog.

Non-shedding, nice small/medium size, athletic enough to jog or do agility, but pretty mellow in the house (at least ours was - totally fine in a home where both kids were in school and both parents worked). Ours did have some resource guarding issues, which we never did anything about, but otherwise was great with people, including us stupid kids and our friends. For how little we knew back then, and how little we did with him, he really was a great dog. There are a few around here that run agility, and they always make me miss him.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:26 PM
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Why not a rescue doodle?
I've had rescues in the past and for this dog I would like to go with a breeder. Someone that offers a health/temperament guarantee
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:46 PM
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I didn't talk to them in depth about the breed, but they seem very happy, healthy, and a great alternative to the doodle-mixes. On my FSS Facebook page it appears there aren't many US litters. Always a problem with new FSS breeds. But I'm sure the breed club could help you out.

The coat is like a poodle, so you need to learn to groom or pay for regular grooming.[/QUOTE]

I'm actually a groomer so that won't be an issue. I found US breeders to be rather slim pickin's myself. That's why I branched out to the Canadian KC. I was able to find several really nice breeders in Ontario, but am curious to see what else might be available here in the states as well. If for no other reason than to actually meet one of these mysterious dogs!
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:51 PM
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Nice quote. How embarrassing...
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:54 PM
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On my FSS Facebook page it appears there aren't many US litters. Always a problem with new FSS breeds. But I'm sure the breed club could help you out.

The coat is like a poodle, so you need to learn to groom or pay for regular grooming.
I'm actually a groomer so that won't be an issue. I found US breeders to be rather slim pickin's myself. That's why I branched out to the Canadian KC. I was able to find several really nice breeders in Ontario, but am curious to see what else might be available here in the states as well. If for no other reason than to actually meet one of these mysterious dogs!
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Nice quote. How embarrassing...
I made no claims to interwebbing fluency... I even tried to repost... how's that for classy?
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Old 04-30-2013, 04:21 PM
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Nice quote. How embarrassing...
Is this meant to sound as rude as it comes off? The poster is new to this forum and may not understand how all the functions work.

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The Barbet is a bright, interactive, energetic, happy dog. The biggest caveat would be the potentially tireless energy level. They do settle as they mature, but their get-up-and-go can often rival that of the Portie. If this is a potential issue, make sure your friends get a calmer, lower energy puppy.
Do you have a PWD?
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Is thisf meant to sound as rude as it comes off? The poster is new to this forum and may not understand how all the functions work.



Do you have a PWD?
If you read the OP and thread, you'd see that its PW's friend, and she didn't take it badly
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:49 PM
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Lol Aleron, she is a coworker/friend and we have a very abusive relationship and it is funny because she was telling me at work that she knew how to quote, lol.

When I looked into PWD a couple years ago I spoke to breeders etc and they kept bringing up the potential for temperament issues in the breed. Maybe the breed has reconciled these issues in the last couple years? But that was my hesitation with the breed.
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