By Martha | May 2012
Description : Barbets are rare dogs in The United States, with a population of under 100. The uncommon breed is from Europe and its origins unknown although a famous Barbet is said to have fought in Napoleon's infantry. Briards, Bichon Frise and Newfoundland Dogs are related. They have a hypo-allergenic wooly coats and are non-shedding like Portuguese water dogs. They love to retrieve and have affectionate dispositions. Barbet breeders in the US hope to be included as a breed in the American Kennel Club in a few years.