Barbet Breeders

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:

  • They are a member in good standing with the club for a minimum of one year.
  • They breed sound and healthy dogs whose permanent health tests for eyes, elbows, and hips are listed publicly on the OFA website or appropriate foreign database.
  • All US born litters and puppies must be individually registered with AKC. International breeders shall encourage puppies to be registered with AKC.
  • All litter information will be submitted to the Pawpeds pedigree database for inclusion.
  • Permanently identify their puppies with microchip or tattoo so that they can always be linked to their breeding program, and agree to take back or help rehome any dog that they have bred that comes into our rescue or needs another placement.
  • Provide guidance to their puppy families and encourage them to join our club.
  • No puppies will be offered for sale to pet stores, mail order houses, catalog sales, live auction, contest sponsors or raffles, etc. Puppies should be personally sold to their permanent home.
  • They must be regularly active in our club by participating in Meet the Breeds events, submitting articles for the newsletter, holding Board or Committee positions, volunteering to help with events, showing at AKC events, etc.The BCA does not recommend specific barbet breeders. The breeders on our list are members in good standing and have been BCA members for a minimum of one year. It is the buyer’s responsibility to research and select a breeder of his/her choice.


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.

UNITED STATES

Hickory Tavern Farm   Judy Descutner, Hickory, PA

Bluebonnet Barbet   Wendy Massey, Spring, TX

Anam Chara   Leslie Woodward & Lynn Vogt-Kinsey, Guilford, VT

 

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.

INTERNATIONAL


Rover Barbet   Veronica Matthews, Severn Bridge, ON Canada