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Picardy Spaniel

As faithful as any spaniel

Breed
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Pointing Dogs
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Original Name : Epagneul Picard

Type : Braccoid

Male size : 21½-24½ inches

Female size : 21½-24½ inches

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Countries of origin : France

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This French Spaniel was the response of hunters in the bay of the Somme area to the influx of British pointers at the beginning of the 20th century. This gentle breed is still used to catch game, but it is also a very friendly companion dog.

Head+

Round, broad skull with prominent occiput and flat parietals.

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Hocks a little lower than the withers, medium length back with slight depression behind the withers, straight, broad, full loins that are not too long, deep chest.

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Coat+

Gray mottled with brown patches on various parts of the body and the base of the tail. Most often marked with tan on head and feet.

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Ears+

Set fairly low, framing the head, covered with beautiful wavy silky hair.

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Tail+

Set not too high, forming two light curves, convex and concave. Not too long, furnished with silky feathering.

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Hair+

Dense and not too silky, fine on the head but slightly wavy on the body.

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Picardy Spaniels are well-set dogs with a gentle, expressive air, carrying their head in a cheerful and imposing way, with strong, wiry legs, and well developed forequarters. The official standard was published more than a century ago and the breed has changed little since.

Did you know ?

In the early 20th century all spaniels in France were represented by the same club and were often shown together. That led to the short-lived name Small French Spaniel, despite its roan coat.

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