Barbet News (page 84)
Kennel Club Breed Recognition.
At its recent meeting the Committee reconsidered the application for recognition of the Barbet. Kennel Club recognition of the Barbet has been granted with effect from 1 April 2018. The breed will be classified in the Gundog Group on the Imported Breed Register.
The number of dog breeds in the UK will rise to 220 as The Barbet developed in France gains official recognition and is set to wow the public at Crufts,
the world's largest dog show, for the first time this year
For the first time, the breed will be putting on a parade at Crufts, the world's most famous dog show, which is held this year at the NEC in Birmingham from 8th-11th March, enabling the public to meet this breed for the first time.
The Barbet Club GB would like to take this opportunity thank all those who have helped to promote the barbet in the UK over the past years. As we reach this particular milestone in the barbets history in the UK, there is still a lot of work to do going forwards, but without your help we couldn`t have got this far.