The Barbet is a shaggy-coated French water dog that is intelligent and loves learning new things. Their inquisitive nature and loyal personality make them an ideal family companion. While the Barbet is more commonly found in France and throughout Europe, they are beginning to gain popularity in the United States. Many people will still not know what the Barbet is, but those that do have found a wonderful companion for the entire family. Once you have decided to add a Barbet to your family, you will then have to decide on a fun and unique name for your new friend.
Barbet Dog Names In Pop Culture
While the Barbet is not the most popular breed in the United States, they have definitely seen an increase in interest over the past few years. There has been a slight rise in the number of breeders in the United States and Canada including Northrock Barbets of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Stephanie Dixon of Northrock Barbets is dedicated to promoting the Barbet and serves as President of the United Barbet Club and is a member of Club Barbet Canada and the Barbet Club of America. On August 4, 2012, Dixon’s first litter of Barbets was born. She bred her female, Champion Bayport Coco Chanel or Coco for short to her male FCC Champion, Canadian Champion Barbugaulois Daragon or Dougy for short. There was a male in that litter that quickly stole Dixon’s heart and he was named Pascal. Pascal was registered with the Canadian Kennel Club and AKC’s Foundation Stock Service. He was then placed with his new co-owners Joshua Bandoch and Maria Rogacheva in the United States.
Pascal, or better known in the dog show world as Champion Northrock’s Athos Pascal, has traveled throughout the United States and Canada. In July of 2015, Pascal earned his Canadian Kennel Club championship with Dixon. He then went back home to the United States to live with Bandoch and Rogacheva. On April 6, 2016, Pascal sired his first litter. He was bred to AKC, CKC and UKC Champion Neigenuveaux’s Emargarde or Claire for short. Claire resides at Hickory Tavern Farm Barbet. Claire had an illustrious show career before she retired to the whelping box. She is a multiple best in show winner and has traveled extensively throughout the United States and Canada. Claire was the first Barbet to win a best in show in North America. She won best in show at both AKC and UKC shows. There were eight puppies in Claire and Pascal’s first litter. Pascal’s second litter was born later that year on December 7, 2016. This time he was bred to Champion Hickory Tavern Secret Garden or Meg for short. These puppies were born at Anam Chara Barbet and there were again eight in the litter. Currently, Pascal is training to compete in agility and is enjoying his time at home. His favorite game is fetch and being a typical water dog loves to swim. Many times, Pascal has been used as a breed ambassador and his outgoing personality has endeared him to many of the people he meets.
Barbet Dog Name Considerations
Being a French breed, the Barbet is a happy, medium-sized dog that loves everyone they meet. This breed is a good choice for a family companion. Because they are not a very popular breed, you will have family and friends asking all kinds of questions about your new puppy. Since your puppy will probably garner a lot of attention because of their shaggy appearance, why not find a name that is suitable to their look, personality and origin? There are plenty of names that have French roots and fun meanings that would be ideal for your new Barbet puppy. Finding a name that the entire family can agree on may be the hardest part. However, if you are planning on trips to the local dog park or walks around your neighborhood, make sure you do not name your new pup something similar to the regular dogs in your area. Names that are the same or similar sounding can cause confusion at the dog park! You want your new family member to have a name that is as unique as they are to avoid any problems later. While Barbets do not have red hair, the name Larue is a cute name for a boy. Although, Armand or Avari may more to your liking since they have a French ring to them but are still easy to pronounce.