Vital Stats:Dog Breed Group: Sporting Dogs
Height: 1 foot, 8 inches to 2 feet, 1 inch tall at the shoulder
Weight: 37 to 62 pounds
Life Span: 13 to 15 years
SizeMales stand 22.5 to 25 inches at the shoulder; females are 20.5 to 24 inches. They weigh from 37 to 62 pounds.
Coat Color And Grooming
The Barbet's long, woolly coat is waterproof. It ranges from wavy to curly, and colors include solid black, gray, brown, fawn, pale fawn, red fawn, and white.
Daily brushing and combing is a must to prevent mats from forming. The coat readily picks up burrs, twigs, and leaves, so you may want to have those daily grooming sessions after walks. Some owners clip the coat short to make it easier to maintain.
The good news: The breed sheds little, and may be a good choice for those with allergies.