Canis ISSN: 2398-2942 Barbet Synonym(s): French water dog Contributor(s): Vetstream Ltd, Wendy Preston Introduction Biological Data Introduction General information Ancient French breed whose name is derived from the French word for beard, 'barbe'. Believed to share common ancestors with other dog breeds including Poodle Poodle: standard, Bichon Frise Bichon Frise, Otterhound Otterhound, Newfoundland Newfoundland, Briard Briard. A medium-large, active dog. Non-shedding long, woolly, waterproof coat which requires maintenance and regular grooming. Intelligent, sensitive, even-tempered and cheerful, devoted to its owners. A high percentage of the breed will have DNA profiling. Biological Data This article is available in full to registered subscribers Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login Further ReadingPublicationsRefereed Papers Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource. Other sources of information For information on Genetic Testing Providers (labs) genetic tests, and tests by breed, visit International Partnership for Dogs: dogwellnet.com/. For a list of DNA tests available for certain breeds worldwide, visit Kennel Club Worldwide DNA tests: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/health/for-breeders/dna-testing-simple-inherited-disorders/worldwide-dna-tests/. The Kennel Club Breed-specific requirements and recommendations including health screening: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/dog-breeding/the-kennel-club-assured-breeders/breed-specific-requirements-and-recommendations-including-health-screening/ mydogdna.com/ embarkvet.com/ hjalostus.kennelliitto.fi/frmTerveys.aspx?R=105&A=3 www.betterbred.com/breedpage/?link=23 Organisation(s) The Barbet Club of GB: barbetclubgb.com/. The Barbet Club of America: www.barbetclubofamerica.com/. Svenka Barbetklubben: www.barbet.se/.