Our dogs are part of our family and they all live together as a happy group. Temperament and health are essential. When we breed a bitch, we have done much research and hope to produce the best puppies possible. The puppies are lovingly raised in our home and receive a great amount of socialization and experiences prior to moving on to their new families.
A few of the criteria that we consider before a breeding:
Puppies are sold on a spay/neuter contract, although I encourage owners to wait until the dog is at least one year of age before having this surgery done. Many health concerns are being attributed to the early spay/neuter program in the US. Do some reading on the benefits of waiting for this procedure. We do not ship puppies; all puppies are picked up at our farm. We offer lifetime support for our puppies. We expect that our puppy families will devote significant time to raising and training their puppy to be a responsible member of society, and that their Barbet will be a great ambassador for the breed as well as a terrific companion.
Please remember that the Barbet is an extremely rare breed. There are 450 dogs in the United States, and conscientious breeders are very careful to not overbreed their dogs. The breed is on the radar of internet searches, and by reading and researching, many families will decide that this is the perfect breed for them. However, there are not many available puppies and this is not a dog that can be easily obtained.