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Barbet vs Tibetan Terrier – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Barbet vs Tibetan Terrier" Compare Barbet and Tibetan Terrier. Which is better: Barbet or Tibetan Terrier?
Name Barbet Tibetan Terrier
OriginsFrance Tibet
Group Gun Dog Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank404101
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Other Names French Water Dog Tsang Apso, Dokhi Apso
Breed Type Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club as a Miscellaneous breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1973 as a Non-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 Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Tibetan breeds 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 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
Price $600-$1000 $1200-$2000

General Appearance - Barbet vs Tibetan Terrier

Size Large Medium Medium
Weight 37–62 pounds (17–28 kg ) 18-30 pounds (8.2-13.6 kg)
Avg. Weight 37–62 pounds (17–28 kg ) 24 pounds (8.2-13.6 kg)
Height Male: 23–26 inches (58–65 cm), Female: 21–24 inches (53–61 cm) 14-17 inches (36-43 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 23–26 inches (58–65 cm), Female: 21–24 inches (53–61 cm) 15.5 inches (39.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Barbet vs Tibetan Terrier

Coat Waterproof Thick Smooth
Colors Fawn White Brown Gray Black Silver Gray White Black
Grooming
Average: The Barbet requires average grooming effort.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Barbets shed none to minimal.
Tibetan Terriers shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Barbet vs Tibetan Terrier

Temperament Companionable Intelligent Obedient Cheerful Joyful Affectionate Energetic Reserved Intelligent Amiable Gentle Sensitive
Intelligent Rank
Average: Barbet's has average obedience intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Barbets are quite easy to train.
Tibetan Terriers are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Barbet is a highly playful breed.
The Tibetan Terrier is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Barbets have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Barbets are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Tibetan Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Barbets are a social breed.
Tibetan Terriers are a social breed.
Barking
Low to Average: The Barbet rarely barks.
Low to Average: The Tibetan Terrier rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Barbets are average watchdogs.
Tibetan Terriers are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Barbets are average defenders.
Tibetan Terriers are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Barbet has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Tibetan Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Barbets have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Tibetan Terriers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Barbets have average wanderlust potential.
Tibetan Terriers have average wanderlust potential.
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.
Tibetan Terriers have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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.
Tibetan Terriers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Barbets adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tibetan Terriers 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.
Tibetan Terriers 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.

Good With - Barbet vs Tibetan Terrier

Stranger Friendly
Barbets are average friendly towards strangers.
Tibetan Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Barbets are kid-friendly dogs.
Tibetan Terriers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Barbets are average friendly towards cats.
Tibetan Terriers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Barbets are average friendly towards other dogs.
Tibetan Terriers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly Yes
Barbet is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
No
Tibetan Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Barbets are usually recommended for elderly people.
Tibetan Terriers are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Barbets are generally with other pets.
Tibetan Terriers are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Barbets are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Tibetan Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn 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.
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.
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.
Boat Dog Yes
Barbet breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Tibetan Terrier breed usually doesn't like 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.

Health Factors - Barbet vs Tibetan Terrier

Health Issues
Barbets tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
The Tibetan Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Cataracts Ear Infections Elbow Dysplasia Entropion Epilepsy Hernia Hip Dysplasia Overbite Underbite Cataracts Distichiasis Hip Dysplasia Hyperthyroidism Lens Luxation Patellar Luxation Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy 13-15 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic Yes Yes
Energy Level
Barbets are high energy dogs.
Tibetan Terriers are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Barbets have an average exercise need.
Tibetan Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Barbets don't need too much sleep.
Tibetan Terriers 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. Recommended daily amount: 1 1/8 to 1 3/8 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
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 Tibetan Terrier 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.
Medium
The Tibetan Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Barbet is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Tibetan Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Barbet vs Tibetan Terrier

Gestation Length 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.
Litter Size 4-6 puppies 4-6 puppies

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