Picard Spaniel

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The Picardy Spaniel is a robust dog, with good musculature and solidly built. Along with a head carriage that is both noble and joyful, the Picardy Spaniel displays an expression of gentleness and vitality. It is a bit smaller than the English Setter, but its overall dimensions surpass those of other Spaniels.



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Hair type Half-long
Origin France
Template Small
Head shape Long
Weight and size
Sex Weight Cut
Female From 18 kg to 23 kg From 55 cm to 60 cm
Male From 20 kg to 25 kg From 55 cm to 62 cm
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History of the breed

Originally, as its name suggests, from Picardy, the Picardy Spaniel corresponds to a very old breed , one of the first varieties of spaniels in France. It seems that the Picardy Spaniel is the result of crosses between local Spaniels and the Dog of Oysel . Outside of its region of origin and France, the Picardy Spaniel is not very widespread. It was somewhat neglected towards the beginning of the last century for the benefit of its English cousins. The breed of the Picardy Spaniel was definitively recognized by the FCI on December 8, 1954.

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Physical features

His hair: thick, silky in texture and slightly wavy. It is thinner at the head.
Its color: speckled gray with brown areas distributed over different regions of the body and at the base of the tail, with tan markings on the head and feet.
Its head: oval in shape, with a long and fairly wide muzzle, a rounded and broad skull, a medium-sized nose of brown color and quite round.
His ears: set rather low, drooping, generously covered with a silky and wavy hair.
His eyes: wide open, dark amber, displaying a particularly expressive look.
Its body: the neck is muscular and well attached, the back descending slightly after the withers, the kidney is quite straight, broad and thick, the croup is rounded, the chest rather broad and descending to the level of the elbow.
Its tail: forming 2 curves, convex and concave, of medium length, provided with silky hairs and its base is not too high.

Behavior and character

Barks / howls

Behavior with others

Cohabitation with children
Sociable with other animals
Love strangers

The Picardy Spaniel is an alert , gentle, intelligent and docile dog. His good character , his great attachment to his master and his kindness to children make him an excellent family companion. Above all, the Picardy Spaniel is a hunting dog who loves to hunt down various types of game (pheasant, snipe, duck, hare, rabbit …) and who does not hesitate to get wet to seek them in the marshes. He is clearly less to his advantage on guard, which is not his favorite field.

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Active, but with a very good temperament , the Picardy Spaniel is a relatively easy dog to train. His willingness to work and his pronounced taste for the game are to be exploited in his education, which should however not be exempt from a small dose of firmness.

Living conditions

Suitable for apartment living
Good for new masters
Love it hot
Love the cold

The Picardy Spaniel adapts to all family situations . However, apartment life hardly suits him . A house with a fenced garden would suit him better. It is intended for active and available people, able to offer frequent outings and exercises.


Ease of gaining weight

The Picardy Spaniel is a very resistant dog . It supports harsh climates well , especially bad weather. In addition, the breed does not exhibit a hereditary predisposition to any disease. His ears should be watched, however, because like all dogs with floppy ears, the Picardy Spaniel can suffer from otitis .

Hypoallergenic breed


Litter size

Between 3 and 6 puppies

To protect you from these risks and insure your companion in the event of health problems, Woopets advises you to take out Picardy Spaniel dog insurance .

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Life expectancy

Minimum: 13 years old

Maximum: 14 years

The life expectancy of a Picardy Spaniel is, on average, between 13 years and 14 years.

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Maintenance and hygiene

Ease of maintenance
Cost of maintenance
Hair loss
Drool level
Ease of grooming

The Picardy Spaniel does not call for an in- depth interview. Regular brushing is enough to keep your skin and dress clean and in good condition. Regular inspection of its ears is strongly recommended and its diet should be monitored, as the Picardy Spaniel can be gluttonous.

It is recommended to brush the dog every week and a little more often during the moulting period.

Price and budget

Purchase price

Max € 500
1000 €

The purchase price of a Picardy Spaniel is between € 500 and € 1000.

Annual maintenance cost


The annual maintenance cost of a Picardy Spaniel is between NC and NC.

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Physical activity

Energy level
Potential to play

The Picardy Spaniel needs a lot of exercise to get active . This is a dog naturally focused on activity, work and play, in addition to his long daily outings.


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FCI Information



FCI Group

Group 7: Pointing dogs

Recognized by FCI

Since 1954


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