Before you get your puppy

So you are thinking about getting a Barbet puppy…

We place our puppies not based of color nor sex, but on how the puppy’s temperament fits with your family dynamics. We will send you a questionnaire and along with temperament testing, called Volhard’s Puppy Aptitude Testing. and structure evaluations using Pat Hasting’s methods, we will recommend the best match in that litter for your family. We are happy to explain both processes. One way for you to test and get a score for your own dog is here:

Also, we firmly believe in having puppies only when we have a proper waiting list. We do not feel having puppies available all the time is responsible for the Barbet breed.

Recommended Reading:

  • Ian Dunbar -Before you Get Your Puppy and After You Get Your Puppy
  • Alexandra Horowitz – Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know
  • John Bradshaw – Dog Sense: How the New Science of Dog Behavior Can Make You A Better Friend to Your Pet
  • New Skete Monks – How to Be Your Dog’s Best Friend; The Classic Training Manual for Dog Lovers
  • Anything by Cesar Milan

Recommended Toys:

  • compressed rawhide
  • kongs
  • loofah dog toys
  • dear antlers

Recommended Pet Health Insurance:


Recommended Pet Foods

  • for Puppies:a LARGE breed puppy formula consisting of Lamb and Rice (or Oatmeal) Brands: Blue Buffalo, Origin, TLC, Wolf pack–
  • for Adults: Lamb and Rice, Salmon, Bison, anything low grain and/or RAW

Recommended Grooming Tools:

Vaccination reading:

Barbet Hunting Tips: