French Spaniel

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French Spaniel

ORIGIN

The French Spaniel (Epagneul Français) is a breed of dog of the Spaniel-like setter. It was developed in France and Canada as a hunting dog, descended from dogs of the 14th century. Popular with royalty during the Middle Ages, it nearly became extinct by the turn of the 20th century but was saved by the efforts of Father Fournier, a French priest. The French Spaniel is one of the two tallest spaniel breeds, being taller than the English Springer Spaniel.

TEMPERAMENT

The French Spaniel has a friendly and outgoing personality and is well balanced and patient. It is not a naturally aggressive dog, is eager to please and thus can be trained easily. A dog of this breed will form a strong bond with its master, being typically a working dog.

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Considerable. It has a high level of stamina and requires vigorous exercise.

HEIGHT/WEIGHT

Between 54 to 63 cm / Between 20 to 27 kg.

COAT

Medium, dense, with long feathers on the ears, backs of the legs and tail. It has some waviness on the chest and otherwise lies flat on the body.

COLOR

White with brown markings rather in shade from a light cinnamon to dark liver.

GROOMING

Low to average.

(Source: Wikipédia & The Ultimate Dogs, Dog Breeds & Dog Care by Dr Peter Larkin & Mike Stockman, August 2015)

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