Pont-Audemer Spaniel Description
The Pont-Audemer Spaniel is a moderate-sized dog that should weigh no more than 60 pounds. It should stand at a maximum height of 23 inches. The texture of the coat should be wavy and long, but the area around the face should be smooth compared to the rest of the body. The acceptable coat colors for this breed are brown, white, or liver. Though these dogs are rare outside of France, they are still recognized by the FCI.
It is believed that these dogs were first bred in the 19th century in the Pont-Audemer area of France. The Poodle and older spaniel breeds may comprise its genetic makeup. The breed nearly became extinct after the Second World War.
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These dogs have many of the characteristics that are commonly found in spaniels. They are simple to train, and they are loving and loyal to those that care for them. These dogs have a comical sign that many people find to be adorable. They are excellent dogs that are great companions for the family. Because they have traditionally been used as gundogs, the Pont-Audemer Spaniel has a strong work ethic. In fact, most people keep these dogs for the purpose of working instead of mere pets or companions.
There are no health problems that are specific to the Pont-Audemer Spaniel. This is a healthy breed that will have a maximum life expectancy of approximately 13 years.
This is a working dog that needs lots of exercise. They must always be given something to do. These dogs are not for the casual owner and are they are mostly used in their country of origin for the purpose of working. Those who purchase this dog will want to make sure it is given a sufficient amount of space, and it should be given exercise on a daily basis. If these dogs are not given the exercise they need, they may become problematic with their owners.
Special Grooming Needs
These dogs do not need extensive amounts of grooming. They were bred for the purpose of working, and most of the people who own these dogs today do not showcase them in shows. Owners will simply want to use a comb or brush on a consistent basis, and these dogs should rarely need baths.