Leslie Woodward

Guilford, VT   USA


Anam Chara Puppy Questionnaire 

1. How did you learn about the Barbet? Have you met a Barbet in person? 
2. How did you hear about Anam Chara Barbet? 

3.  Please tell us who currently lives in your home, both human and animal. 

4. What is your local community like (include city and state)? 

    Do you have a securely fenced area at home?  

5. Is someone at home to care for a puppy, and later a dog, during the weekday? 

    How long will the dog be left alone each day? 

6. Do you have interest or experience in dog therapy work or sports such as conformation,

    agility, obedience, dock diving, lure coursing, nose work, hunting, etc.?  

7. Have you trained a puppy or dog in the past? 

8. Are you willing to provide for the specific grooming requirements of this breed? 

9. What is your timeline for adding a puppy to your family? 
10. What questions can we answer? 

​​​Thank you for your interest in this wonderful breed

that has brought us so much joy!

We are AKC Breeders of Merit. Our breeding program is centered on the goal of producing a small number of high-quality show and performance dogs. We typically have two litters each year. In every litter there are a few puppies that go to wonderful companion families.  We encourage everyone to check out a fun dog sport, consider therapy work, and to build a considerate relationship with their dog through training. Sensitive, smart, and social, Barbet bond with their humans through interaction.

We have the luxury of breeding incredibly healthy, sweet, outgoing animals who live in our homes as pets as well as participating in AKC events. We thoroughly health- and DNA-test all dogs in the breeding program. Results are public and can be seen on DNA results are extensive and difficult to post, but are available upon request. 

This is the process we use to place our puppies:

We respond to every inquiry. If you don’t receive a response within a week, somehow we missed you. This can happen if we’re on the road at dog shows, so please feel free to check back in. We group our interviews to within about six months of an expected litter so folks aren’t waiting forever. The timing of your application doesn’t affect your chance of being considered. We simply keep a list of the best possible family matches for our puppies. We’ll be honest if we think we’ll have a puppy for you or not.

If you’d like to be considered, copy and paste the intro questions below, fill in your answers, and send as your contact message. Please be clear about your city and state. We respond by email so we can keep a record of our exchanges. We’re happy to phone chat after our initial introduction.

We’ll plan a visit if we feel we’re a good match. We use FaceTime or Zoom if travel is an issue but much prefer to meet in person so we can interact with the dogs together. Sometimes folks meet us at dog shows if it is more convenient. Remember we’re making a long-term commitment to each other to care for a Barbet puppy. We take this very seriously.

After a visit we will discuss details of preparing for a puppy, finding your local resources, and specifics about training your Barbet. 

When we know we’re expecting a litter we’ll send a copy of our contract. We’re glad to discuss details to be sure we have a clear agreement. Paperwork is finalized at pick up. We do not take deposits.

We do NOT ship puppies, consequently families are required to make arrangements to pick up in person. If you are far away you will want to fly with your puppy in the cabin.

When puppies arrive we keep everyone updated with photos and videos. Families are welcome to visit after 3 weeks. We use Puppy Culture protocols for early development of social skills and challenging activities. This gives us the ability to know each puppy as an individual. At about 8 weeks we begin to talk about which puppy fits the lifestyle and desires of each family. Puppies go home around 10 weeks after a vet examination, first vaccination, microchip, and AKC registration. The purchase price is $4500 due at pick up.

We look forward to hearing from you!