Great News via the AKC:
The [AKC] Board reviewed a request from the Barbet Club of America. The Club is requesting that the breed be allowed to participate in AKC Retriever Hunting Tests. Without objection the Barbet will be added to the list of breeds eligible to participate in Retriever Hunting Tests effective September 1, 2012.
Thanks goes to Max Hutchinson of North Carolina (owner of Barbet Jake) who submitted the required information to the AKC on the Barbet Club of America’s behalf. So wonderful to see another outlet for Barbet owners to participate in.
Here is Barbet Summit (Jake’s sister) already getting some practice in: