A purebred Barbet is registered with the American Kennel Club. This paperwork is your assurance of proper heritage. Ask prospective breeders for copies of AKC FSS papers, registered names of sire and dam, and check out the health tests of the parents at OFA.org
Choosing a Barbet Breeder
Choosing the “right” Barbet breeder is an individual choice based on your goals, puppy availability, recommendations, etc. Ideally, you will have a relationship with the breeder for the life of your dog. The AKC Responsible Breeder Fact page includes Breeder Interview Questions to help you with the process. Talk with several breeders and their references.
The Barbet Club of America has enlisted high standards for the breeders listed on the club website, and regular checks are made to ensure that breeders are meeting these voluntary requirements. To be listed on the Barbet Club of America website as a Breeder, each breeder has submitted a signed agreement stating:
Interested in owning your own Barbet? Please remember that this is an extremely rare breed and breeders will not readily have puppies available. The demand far exceeds the demand for puppies.
The following links will enable you to meet our breeder club members through their own personal websites.
Hickory Tavern Farm Judy Descutner, Hickory, PA
Anam Chara Leslie Woodward & Lynn Vogt-Kinsey, VT and WI
Ethelred Ellen Rich, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Ginkgo Stacy Able, Indianapolis, IN
Due to United States CDC regulations, importing a puppy from Canada and some European countries cannot be done until one month after a rabies shot has been given, so a puppy will generally be at least 4 months of age.
BCA Breeder Members who wish to be included in this list should contact the club for a listing agreement.