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Barbet vs Lagotto Romagnolo vs Curly-Coated Retriever – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Barbet vs Lagotto Romagnolo vs Curly-Coated Retriever" Compare Barbet and Lagotto Romagnolo. Which is better: Barbet or Lagotto Romagnolo or Curly-Coated Retriever?
Name Barbet Lagotto Romagnolo Curly-Coated Retriever
OriginsFrance Italy England
Group Gun Dog Gun Dog Gun Dog
Popularity Rank404117171
Reviews012
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Other Names French Water Dog Romagna Water Dog, Lagotto, Water Dog of Romagna, Lagotti Romagnoli Curly, CCR
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club as a Miscellaneous breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2015 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1924 as a Sporting breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Water Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Water Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Retrievers section.
Breed Recognition American Kennel Club Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Continental Kennel Club United Kennel Club American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Continental Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale National Kennel Club North American Purebred Registry, Inc. No set
Price $600-$1000 $500-$700 $600-$800

General Appearance - Barbet vs Lagotto Romagnolo vs Curly-Coated Retriever

Size Large Medium Medium Large
Weight 37–62 pounds (17–28 kg ) Male: 28-35 pounds (13-16 kg), Female: 24-31 pounds (11-14 kg) 65-80 pounds (29-36 kg)
Avg. Weight 37–62 pounds (17–28 kg ) Male: 31.5 pounds (14.5 kg), Female: 27.5 pounds (12.5 kg) 72.5 pounds (32.5 kg)
Height Male: 23–26 inches (58–65 cm), Female: 21–24 inches (53–61 cm) Male: 17-19 inches (43-49 cm), Female: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm) 25-27 inches (63-69 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 23–26 inches (58–65 cm), Female: 21–24 inches (53–61 cm) Male: 18 inches (46 cm), Female: 15 inches (38.5 cm) 26 inches (66 cm)

Hair & Care - Barbet vs Lagotto Romagnolo vs Curly-Coated Retriever

Coat Waterproof Waterproof Curly
Colors Fawn White Brown Gray Black Tan Gray Brown White Black Liver Black
Grooming
Average: The Barbet requires average grooming effort.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Easy to groom: The Curly-Coated Retriever doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Barbets shed none to minimal.
Lagotto Romagnolos are low shedders.
Curly-Coated Retrievers shed moderately.

Characteristics - Barbet vs Lagotto Romagnolo vs Curly-Coated Retriever

Temperament Companionable Intelligent Obedient Cheerful Joyful Cheerful Loving Trainable Intelligent Loyal Social Clever Intelligent Sensitive Independent Lively Trainable
Intelligent Rank
Average: Barbet's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Lagotto Romagnolo's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Curly-Coated Retriever's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Barbets are quite easy to train.
Lagotto Romagnolos are quite easy to train.
Curly-Coated Retrievers are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Barbet is a highly playful breed.
The Lagotto Romagnolo is a playful breed.
Curly-Coated Retrievers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Barbets have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Lagotto Romagnolos have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Curly-Coated Retrievers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Barbets are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Lagotto Romagnolos are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Curly-Coated Retrievers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Barbets are a social breed.
Lagotto Romagnolos are a social breed.
Curly-Coated Retrievers are a social breed.
Barking
Low to Average: The Barbet rarely barks.
Average to high: The Lagotto Romagnolo is a vocal breed.
Average: The Curly-Coated Retriever barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Barbets are average watchdogs.
Lagotto Romagnolos are good watchdogs.
Curly-Coated Retrievers are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Barbets are average defenders.
Lagotto Romagnolos are average defenders.
Curly-Coated Retrievers are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Barbet has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Lagotto Romagnolo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Curly-Coated Retriever has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Barbets have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Lagotto Romagnolos have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Curly-Coated Retrievers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Barbets have average wanderlust potential.
Lagotto Romagnolos have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the Curly-Coated Retriever is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Barbets have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Lagotto Romagnolos have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Curly-Coated Retrievers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Barbets are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Lagotto Romagnolos are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Curly-Coated Retrievers are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Barbets adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Lagotto Romagnolos adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Curly-Coated Retrievers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Barbets do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Lagotto Romagnolos do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Curly-Coated Retrievers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Barbet vs Lagotto Romagnolo vs Curly-Coated Retriever

Stranger Friendly
Barbets are average friendly towards strangers.
Lagotto Romagnolos are average friendly towards strangers.
Curly-Coated Retrievers are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Barbets are kid-friendly dogs.
Lagotto Romagnolos are kid-friendly dogs.
Curly-Coated Retrievers are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Barbets are average friendly towards cats.
Lagotto Romagnolos are average friendly towards cats.
Curly-Coated Retrievers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Barbets are average friendly towards other dogs.
Lagotto Romagnolos are average friendly towards other dogs.
Curly-Coated Retrievers are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly Yes
Barbet is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Yes
Lagotto Romagnolo is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Yes
Curly-Coated Retriever is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
Barbets are usually recommended for elderly people.
Lagotto Romagnolos are usually recommended for elderly people.
Curly-Coated Retrievers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Barbets are generally with other pets.
Lagotto Romagnolos are generally with other pets.
Curly-Coated Retrievers are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Barbets are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Lagotto Romagnolos are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Curly-Coated Retrievers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Yes
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Yes
Barbet breed usually likes being on a boat.
Yes
Lagotto Romagnolo breed usually likes being on a boat.
Yes
Curly-Coated Retriever breed usually likes being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Barbet vs Lagotto Romagnolo vs Curly-Coated Retriever

Health Issues
Barbets tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Lagotto Romagnolo is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Curly-Coated Retrievers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems Cataracts Ear Infections Elbow Dysplasia Entropion Epilepsy Hernia Hip Dysplasia Overbite Underbite Elbow Dysplasia Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Juvenile Cataracts No set
Life Expectancy 13-15 years 14-16 years 8-12 years
Hypoallergenic Yes Yes No
Energy Level
Barbets are high energy dogs.
Lagotto Romagnolos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Curly-Coated Retrievers are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Barbets have an average exercise need.
Lagotto Romagnolos need quite a lot of exercise.
Curly-Coated Retrievers have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Barbets don't need too much sleep.
Lagotto Romagnolos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Curly-Coated Retrievers don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 3 to 5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals. 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 4 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Low to Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Barbet can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Lagotto Romagnolo can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Curly-Coated Retriever can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Barbet has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Lagotto Romagnolo has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Curly-Coated Retriever has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Barbet is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Lagotto Romagnolo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Curly-Coated Retriever is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Barbet vs Lagotto Romagnolo vs Curly-Coated Retriever

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 4-6 puppies 4-6 puppies 6-8 puppies

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