Barbet Club of America
Upcoming Barbet Supported Entry
July 18-20, 2014
AKC FSS shows offer an excellent way to get involved with your dog in a relaxed setting. Check it out!
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AKC FSS Registration Grows
FSS is AKC's Foundation Stock Service, which keeps the pedigrees of all registered dogs. As the Barbet grows in popularity and earns titles in AKC competition, we will move into the MIscellaneous group, which will allow participation at ANY AKC dog show, not just the FSS Open Shows.
Barbet Health Survey
All health testing can be reported on the OFA website as well. Barbet currently listed can be found at this link. Generally, results of hip and elbow xrays, and eye checks can be found here. Other health tests may be included.
Cinna Sweeps the Breed!
Nessa Best FSS at Oyster Bay, LI
What does this mean, anyway??
- At a dog show, all of the Barbet are judged individually, and one is selected as the Best of Breed (BOB). Best of Opposite Sex (BOS) is awarded to the best Barbet whose sex differs from the Breed winner. For example, if the BOB winner is a female, BOS will be a male.
- Best FSS (Best in the Foundation Stock Service group) is the same as a Group 1 at a normal dog show. All of the Best of Breed winners from the FSS breeds compete as a group. The best of these is awarded Best FSS.
- Best FSS and Best in the Miscellaneous group (those breeds further along in AKC's process) compete for Best in Show (BIS).
- In AKC competition, Barbet have been very competitive thus far, winning many Groups and a few Bests in Show!