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Pont-Audemer Spaniel

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Breed
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Original Name : Epagneul de Pont-Audemer

Type : Braccoid

Male size : 20½-22¾ inches

Female size : 20½-22¾ inches

Degree of grooming :

Countries of origin : France

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This is a breed with a very distinctive look, thanks to their characteristic curly mop. Unfortunately, that has not stopped it from being fairly rare, like one of its ancestors, the Irish Water Spaniel.

Head+

Round and developed at the top, prominent occipital crest, rather rounded parietals. Forehead rising to the topknot, which should be very curly and well placed on the top of the skull, leaving the forehead bare.

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Body+

Straight or slightly convex back, fairly short, broad, solid, muscular loins, very slightly oblique croup, deep, broad chest.

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Coat+

Brown, preferably brown and grey mottled, with dead leaf glints.

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Ears+

Medium broad, flat, set rather low, keeping them away from the cheeks, long, covered with long, very curly silky hair, which joins the topknot to produce a beautiful curly wig framing the head.

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Tail+

Medium length, curved a little.

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Hair+

Curly, slightly ruffled.

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Although the breed is named after the small Norman town, Pont-Audemer is not its true birthplace. It is said to be the offspring of a cross between a local spaniel from Pays de Caux and a water dog. Many believe that the Irish Water Spaniel was the breed in question.

Did you know ?

Pont-Audemer Spaniels are solidly built, brave dogs that excel in the water, even when it is deep.

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