Picardy Spaniel

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Picardy Spaniel
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A Picardy Spaniel
Other namesÉpagneul Picard
OriginFrance
Classification / standards
FCI standard
Domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris)

The Picardy Spaniel (or Épagneul Picard in French) is a medium size spaniel type of gun dog finally developed in France in the 19th century, but has even older origins with the French nobility. It is closely related to the Blue Picardy Spaniel, and they are very alike in appearance (except for the colour), but the Picardy Spaniel is the older of the two breeds.[1]

Colour[change | change source]

These dogs are always light brown with darker brown patches (called brown roan in dogs).[2]

Temperment[change | change source]

The Picardy Spaniel has a gentle nature and likes to take care of children in a family.[3] As they are natural hunting dogs they require lots of exercise.[4]

Popularity[change | change source]

Because English spaniels had been introduced to France in the early 20th century, this dog became less popular with the French hunters who liked the English dogs and their numbers began to get smaller.[3] Then World War I and World War II both caused the breed to nearly become extinct and a lot of effort was needed in to save the breed, they saved the breed but it is still not widely known outside of France.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "About The Picardy". picardyspaniel.org. Retrieved 18 March 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Epagneul Picard". United Kennel Club. Retrieved 18 March 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Simon, Dr. Linda. "Picardy Spaniel". dogzone.com. Retrieved 18 March 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "Picardy Spaniel". petguide.com. Retrieved 18 March 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)