With his curly wig and his deep, even flabbergasted gaze, one thing is certain: the Pont-Audemer Spaniel does not go unnoticed. This unusually friendly dog was first known as a hunting dog before becoming a loving, playful and always happy pet. A real teaser that brings joy to life in families.
Characteristics of the Pont-Audemer Spaniel
The Pont-Audemer Spaniel is a medium-sized dog that measures between 52 and 58 cm with a weight ranging between 17 and 23 kg. He has a body writable in a square, at the same time vigorous and stocky also giving off power. The croup is sloping, the kidney is strong, broad and short, the back is curved or straight, the chest is broad and deep while the ribs are clearly visible and long. The dog reveals a rounded skull with an accentuated stop. The lips are thin, the muzzle has a developed center and is long while the slightly pointed nose is brown in color. The eyes reveal an expression of kindness and frankness. They are small in size and have a nutty or dark amber color. Compared to the ears, they are flat, moderately thick, and covered with long, curly bangs. Moreover, the coat is all the particularity of the Pont-Audemer Spaniel. The latter has a long and curly coat which gives it a very unique air. The standard tolerates unicoloured dresses with plain brown color or two-tone with hints of brown and heather gray.
History of the Pont-Audemer Spaniel breed
The Pont-Audemer Spaniel comes from Normandy, in the eponymous region which is near the Marais Vernier. The breed has been known from the start for waterfowl hunting due to its natural ease in moving in deep waters and marshes. Unfortunately, the Pont-Audemer Spaniel was close to extinction due to the two world wars. Luckily, some passionate breeders intervened to save it. Among other things, they cross with the Irish Water Spaniel. Even today, the Pont-Audemer Spaniel has only 300 subjects in France. Its official recognition by the FCI (Fédération cynologique Internationale) dates back to 1954.
Necessary living conditions and behavior of the Pont-Audemer Spaniel
The Pont-Audemer Spaniel shines with its joie de vivre and good humor. It’s simple: this animal always looks happy, with positive vibes that it will pass on to its whole family. Because although he is an outstanding hunter and a top athlete, he can also very well endorse the title of pet. He is affectionate towards his people while being playful, obedient and balanced. Positive point: he can possibly adapt to city life provided he can go out and exercise as regularly as possible.
Diet and main health problems of the Pont-Audemer Spaniel
The Pont-Audemer Spaniel is a very robust animal. He is not the victim of any known defect in particular. On the other hand, given its long and large ears, it needs to be inspected regularly to detect the possible presence of ear infections.
Price of a Pont-Audemer Spaniel dog or puppy
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