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Name Barbet Portuguese Water Dog Poodle
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
French Water Dog Cao De Agua
Portie
Water Dog
Barbone
Caniche
Chien Canne
Grosse Pudel
French Poodle
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Poodle breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Poodle Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Barbet or Portuguese Water Dog or Poodle? Which is more expensive?
$600-$1000 $2500-$2800 $1000-$1500
Availability
Which is easier to get, Barbet or Portuguese Water Dog or Poodle?
Average: The Barbet is a commonly available dog breed.
Very frequent: The Portuguese Water Dog is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Poodle is quite easy to get.

Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Poodle Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Barbet or Portuguese Water Dog or Poodle? Which is the smallest dog, Barbet or Portuguese Water Dog or Poodle?
Large
Medium
Medium Medium
Weight
Which is heavier, Barbet or Portuguese Water Dog or Portuguese Water Dog? Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Poodle weight comparison:
37–62 pounds (17–28 kg ) Male: 42-55 pounds (19-25 kg), Female: 35-49 pounds (16-22 kg) Male: 45-70 pounds (20-32 kg), Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
37–62 pounds (17–28 kg ) Male: 48.5 pounds (22 kg), Female: 42 pounds (19 kg) Male: 57.5 pounds (26 kg), Female: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Barbet or Portuguese Water Dog or Poodle? Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Poodle height comparison:
Male: 23–26 inches (58–65 cm), Female: 21–24 inches (53–61 cm) Male: 20-22 inches (50-57 cm), Female: 17-20 inches (43-52 cm) 15 inches (38 cm) or more
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 23–26 inches (58–65 cm), Female: 21–24 inches (53–61 cm) Male: 21 inches (53.5 cm), Female: 18.5 inches (47.5 cm) 15 inches (38 cm) or more

Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Poodle Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Poodle coat comparison:
Waterproof Curly Curly
Colors
What are the original Barbet, Portuguese Water Dog and Poodle color?
Fawn
White
Brown
Gray
Black
White
Brown
Black
Apricot
Brown
Gray
Silver
White
Fawn
Blue
Cream
Red
Beige
Black
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Barbet or Portuguese Water Dog or Poodle? Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Poodle grooming comparison:
Average: The Barbet requires average grooming effort.
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Average: The Portuguese Water Dog requires average grooming effort.
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Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Barbet or Portuguese Water Dog or Poodle? Barbet or Portuguese Water Dog or {name3 shedding:
Barbets shed none to minimal.
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Portuguese Water Dogs shed none to minimal.
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Poodles shed none to minimal.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Barbet or Portuguese Water Dog or Poodle?
3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds.
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3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds.
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3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds.
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Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Poodle Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Barbet or Portuguese Water Dog or Poodle? Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Poodle behavior/temperament comparison:
Companionable
Intelligent
Obedient
Cheerful
Joyful
Brave
Impetuous
Obedient
Docile
Intelligent
Quarrelsome
Active
Faithful
Intelligent
Alert
Instinctual
Trainable
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Poodle intelligence:
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it.
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Smart: Portuguese Water Dog's has great intelligence.
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Outstanding: Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
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Trainability
Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Poodle trainability comparison.
Barbets are quite easy to train.
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Portuguese Water Dogs are easy to train.
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Poodles are easy to train.
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Playfulness
Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Poodle playfulness comparison:
The Barbet is a highly playful breed.
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The Portuguese Water Dog is a playful breed.
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The Poodle is a playful breed.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
Barbets have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
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They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Poodle?
High: Barbets are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Portuguese Water Dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Poodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Poodle social needs comparison:
Barbets are a social breed.
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Portuguese Water Dogs need a lot of social interaction.
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Poodles need a lot of social interaction.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Poodle?
Low to Average: The Barbet rarely barks.
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Low to Average: The Portuguese Water Dog rarely barks.
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Average to High: The Poodle is a vocal breed.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Barbet or Portuguese Water Dog or Poodle?
Barbets are average watchdogs.
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Portuguese Water Dogs are good watchdogs.
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Poodles are good watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Barbet or Portuguese Water Dog or Poodle? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Barbets are average defenders.
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Portuguese Water Dogs are average defenders.
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Poodles strongly protect their territory.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The Barbet has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Portuguese Water Dog has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Barbet or Portuguese Water Dog or Poodle?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Barbet bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Portuguese Water Dog bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Poodle bite force: Ordinary.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Poodle mouthiness comparison:
Barbets have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Portuguese Water Dogs have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Poodles have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Barbets have average wanderlust potential.
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Portuguese Water Dogs have average wanderlust potential.
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Poodles have average wanderlust potential.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
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.
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Portuguese Water Dogs 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.
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Poodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Barbet or Portuguese Water Dog or Poodle?
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep Barbet indoors.
Apartment-friendly dog the Portuguese Water Dog breed.
Very house-friendly dog the Poodle breed.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Average: Barbets adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Portuguese Water Dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Poodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Barbet or Portuguese Water Dog or Poodle?
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.
Portuguese Water Dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Poodles tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Poodle Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Barbet or Portuguese Water Dog or Poodle? Which dog is more friendly?
Barbets are average friendly towards strangers.
Portuguese Water Dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Poodles are stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Barbets are generally with other pets.
Portuguese Water Dogs are usually friendly towards other pets.
Poodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Barbet or Portuguese Water Dog or Poodle?
Barbets are kid-friendly dogs.
Portuguese Water Dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Poodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Barbet or Portuguese Water Dog or Poodle?
Barbets are average friendly towards cats.
Portuguese Water Dogs are cat-friendly dogs.
Poodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Barbet or Portuguese Water Dog or Poodle?
Barbets are average friendly towards other dogs.
Portuguese Water Dogs are dog-friendly dogs.
Poodles are dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Poodle?
Yes
Barbets are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Portuguese Water Dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Poodles are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
Yes
Barbet is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
No
Portuguese Water Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Poodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Barbets are usually recommended for elderly people.
Portuguese Water Dogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Poodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.

Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Poodle Health Comparison

Health Issues
Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Poodle health comparison. Which is the healthier: Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Poodle?
Barbets tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Portuguese Water Dog is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Poodle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Poodle? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Poodle health problems comparison:
Cataracts
Ear Infections
Elbow Dysplasia
Entropion
Epilepsy
Hernia
Hip Dysplasia
Overbite
Underbite
Hip Dysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Persistent Pupillary Membranes
Entropion
Ectropion
Distichiasis
Cataracts
Abnormally Small Eyes
GM-1 Storage Disease
Juvenile Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Irritable Bowel Disease (ibd)
Colitis
Megaesophagus
Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis
Lymphangiectasia
Addison's Disease
Addison's Disease
Allergies
Bloat
Canine Atrial Septal Defect (asd)
Cataracts
Cushing's Syndrome
Ear Infections
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Legg-perthes Disease
Neonatal Encephalopathy (news)
Optic Nerve Hypoplasia
Patellar Luxation
Premature Graying
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Runny Eyes
Sebaceous Adenitis
Von Willebrand's Disease
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Frequent
The Barbet should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year.
Average
The Portuguese Water Dog should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Average
The Poodle should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Life Expectancy
Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Poodle lifespan comparison. How long do Barbet, Portuguese Water Dog and Poodle breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
13-15 years
The average lifespan of Barbet: 14 years
10-14 years
The average lifespan of Portuguese Water Dog: 12 years
11-15 years
The average lifespan of Poodle: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Poodle hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Barbet or Portuguese Water Dog or Poodle? Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Poodle energy level comparison:
Barbets are high-energy dogs.
Portuguese Water Dogs are high-energy dogs.
Poodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Poodle exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Barbet or Portuguese Water Dog or Poodle? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Barbets have an average exercise need.
Portuguese Water Dogs need quite a lot of exercise.
Poodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Barbet or Portuguese Water Dog or Poodle?
Barbets don't need too much sleep.
Portuguese Water Dogs don't need too much sleep.
Poodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Barbet or Portuguese Water Dog or Poodle?
3 to 5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals. 2 to 2.5 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Poodle weight gain potential comparison:
Average: The Barbet has an average risk for obesity.
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Average: The Portuguese Water Dog has an average risk for obesity.
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Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Poodle's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Poodle?
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.
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Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Portuguese Water Dog can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
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Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur.
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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells the least? Which dog smells the most? Which is best, Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Poodle?

Medium

The Barbet has an average chance of bad smell.

Low 🔽

The Portuguese Water Dog has a low chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Poodle has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Barbet is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Portuguese Water Dog is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Poodle is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Poodle As a Working Dog Comparison

Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Yes

This breed makes good as a service dog.
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Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Barbet or Portuguese Water Dog or Poodle? Which is better for autism?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Which one could be a detection/sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Poodle?

Yes

Barbet breed usually likes being on a boat.
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Yes

Portuguese Water Dog breed usually likes being on a boat.
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Yes

Poodle breed usually likes being on a boat.
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Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Which one could be a cart pulling or drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Fighting Dog / Military 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.

Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Poodle Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Litter Size
How many puppies can Barbet and Portuguese Water Dog and Poodle have?
4-6 puppies 4-8 puppies 2-4 puppies

Barbet vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Poodle Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club as a Miscellaneous breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1983 as a Hound breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1887 as a Non-Sporting & Toy breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
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 Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Poodle section.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
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 Kennel Club
Canadian Kennel Club
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Australian National Kennel Council
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
The Kennel Club
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Canadian Canine Registry

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