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 http://www.dogfolk.com, 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: http://www.bullyonline.com/onlinetest.htm

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:

  • www.embracepetinsurance.com

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: