Wiki Toolbox
Actions

Picardy Spaniel

From Pet Health Learning Center

Revision as of 00:46, December 22, 2007 by Erik (Talk | contribs)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search

Picardy Spaniel.jpg

Contents

Physical Characteristics

Breed Group:

Gundog group.

Weight:

Approximately 44-55 pounds (20-25 kg).

Height:

Approximately 22-23.5 inches (55-60 cm).

Color(s):

Picardy Spaniels are grey with brown spots or blotches and also often have tan markings on the legs and head.

Coat:

Picardy Spaniels have thick coats of medium length that are slightly wavy on the body.


Overview

Character:

Picardy Spaniels are hardy dogs that are excellent hunters, retrievers, and companions. Friendly and happy, Picardy Spaniels are very gentle and are delightful to have around.

Country of Origin:

France.

History:

This breed originated in France and has been known in the Somme Valley for centuries. A descendant of the Chien d’Oysel, used as a pointer during the Middle Ages, the Picardy Spaniel is known for its excellent hunting, pointing, and retrieving abilities. Although this breed suffered from a decrease in popularity during the late 1800's, it enjoyed a resurgence of interest in the early 1900's. While the first standard for this breed was established in 1908, the Picardy Spaniel is still relatively rare outside of its native country.

Name:

An alternative name for the Picardy Spaniel is Épagneul Picard.

Temperament:

Picardy Spaniels are good-natured dogs that make excellent pets. These dogs are also great workers and persistent hunters.


Care

Training:

Picardy Spaniels are quite easy to train and work well on many different types of terrain.

Activity:

This breed is very active and has a high exercise requirement.

Ownership:

Picardy Spaniels are not suitable for apartment living as they require plenty of open space and regular exercise. This breed is known for its incredible nose and its ability to work well as a hunter, pointer, and retriever. These friendly and gentle dogs are also joyful and loving companions. Picardy Spaniels require weekly grooming as well as regular, attentive ear care.


Breeders

No breeders listed at this time.

List of dog breeds

Ask an Expert

image

Dr. Janice Huntingford

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Customer Service

1 877 633-2401

Live chat by BoldChat

Click to verify BBB accreditation and to see a BBB report.

90 day money back guarantee