Intelligent and obedient, these dogs love to learn, but may become bored without stimulation.
With proper socialization, they tend to get along well with other dogs and even cats. However, as a Sporting breed, they may be predisposed to chase small animals.
Very attached to its owners, and good with children, the Barbet makes an excellent companion and family pet.
Nicknamed “Mud Dog”, they enjoy playing in muddy, swampy areas.