French Water Dog

Other names : Barbet, Mud dog

Photo: adult dog of French Water Dog breed
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Life expectancy

The French Water Dog has a life expectancy of between 11 and 13 years




Adult size

Female Between 21 and 24 in
Male Between 23 and 26 in

Adult weight

Female Between 44 and 66 lb
Male Between 44 and 66 lb
Coat colour
Black White Brown Blue Sand
Type of coat
Eye colour
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More details about the French Water Dog

French Water Dog: Origins and history

The modern history of the Barbet is easier to follow. The first Barbet was introduced to the UK in 2001; six years later two unrelated Barbets were introduced and bred. The majority of Barbets in the UK are descendants of these later dogs.  In April 2018, the Barbet became the 220th breed recognized by The Kennel Club of the UK.

FCI classification of the French Water Dog

  • Group 8 - Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs

  • Section 3 : Water Dogs

Training a French Water Dog

Training must be consistent and varied in its delivery. The dog’s attention span can waver and a trainer must accommodate this natural tendency.

French Water Dog: Purchase price

We do not have enough data to set an average price for a French Water dog . You’re also looking at between £120 to £175 per month to care for this dog.

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