The Barbet Revealed: Getting under the curls of the ancient French water dog
Up until the 21st century, the barbet, or French water dog, was a relatively unknown breed outside of France. Water dogs are nowadays gaining popularity in part due to the increasing demand for so-called hypoallergenic dogs. The barbet is now being discovered throughout Europe as well as in the United States and Canada.
While reading this book, you’ll be getting under the curls of this age-old breed, to meet the fantastic dog beneath that unique coat. A dog which stands out for its combination of laid back friendliness and endless energy.
The barbet is a versatile dog, whose gentle and amiable nature makes him the ideal family companion. He is also suitable for use as a working dog in many different fields. The barbet was originally used for hunting waterfowl but is nowadays also a popular choice as a therapy and assistance dog.
This book provides excellent advice for anyone who is considering buying a barbet, in order to determine whether this breed is indeed the right choice. For barbet owners, it offers a practical guide to raising and training. If you continue to stimulate your barbet with fun and challenging activities – and you will find plenty of tips in this book – you and your barbet will be best friends for life!
Come along on a fascinating voyage of discovery under the curls of the ancient French water dog – the barbet!
Chapter 7 Upbringing
Chapter 8 Training the basis
Chapter 9 Training the first year
Chapter 10 Training your adult barbet
Chapter 11 Questions Answers