Breeder of AKC Barbet on our farm in Southwest Pennsylvania. Info on French Water Dogs, Barbet History, Barbet Breeders, Barbet Puppies. We have a lifetime of experience, a dedication to quality, and a serious approach to breeding healthy and happy puppies.
Often I am contacted by groomers who wonder just how the Barbet is to be trimmed. I created this drawing to help but over the years I've found that hand scissoring is the only way to achieve the correct coat on the Barbet. Longer on the top of the head, shorter on the neck and back, long on the legs, shorter on the belly...it's been a lot of trial and error to come up with the trim that I'm happy with on my dogs but I do feel like my dogs are now consistently presented with an easy and attractive cut.