Pont-Audemer Spaniel

The Pont-Audemer Spaniel is a breed of dog originating in France. Some of the distinctive characteristics of the breed include their floppy ears and dense, curly coat that protects them from water. Dogs of this breed are known for their friendly and energetic temperament.

General details

The Pont-Audemer Spaniel is a medium-sized dog, with a muscular structure. Males weigh between 20 and 25 kilograms, while females weigh around 18 to 23 kilograms. They have an average height of 50 to 58 centimeters in males and 48 to 56 centimeters in females. This breed has a life expectancy of 12 to 14 years and belongs to Group 7 of the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI), which groups show dogs.

Breed history in brief

The Pont-Audemer Spaniel is a breed of dog that originated in the Normandy region of France. The history of this breed dates back to the 17th and 19th century, when it was developed as an aquatic hunting dog. It is believed that the Pont-Audemer Spaniel is descended from water dogs and other French Spaniels. Over the years, this breed has been prized for its ability to work in the water and as a companion dog. Although not one of the most common breeds, the Pont-Audemer Spaniel is still valued for its versatility and friendly nature.

Breed characteristics

The Pont-Audemer Spaniel is a breed of dog characterized by long, droopy ears, with a medium length tail that may be slightly curved. Its small eyes are dark amber or hazel in color. This breed has a medium size and a well-developed musculature, which gives it endurance and agility. The coat is curly, water resistant and is brown and mottled gray in color. They are energetic and active dogs, with a friendly and sociable temperament both with people and other animals. They are affectionate and gentle, like most spaniels. They retain a strong hunting instinct and are versatile, performing as both hunting dogs and companion dogs. In addition, they are intelligent and receptive to training.

Common health problems

The Pont-Audemer Spaniel, like other dog breeds, can be prone to certain diseases and health conditions. Some of the more common diseases that have been observed in this breed include hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, otitis externa, skin allergies and epilepsy.

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