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French Spaniel
French Spaniel
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Overview

The French Spaniels originated in France and believed the offspring of a dog of middle ages, (longhaired Chien d Oysel) the forefathers of the all Spaniels or pointing dog breeds. With a well balanced disposition and solid and well established build, the French Spaniels has head of average size and length while it held its head proudly. People Oriented, the intelligent and event tempered French Spaniels get pleasure from the company of the owners. The French Spaniel is characterized as a dog that is energetic, calm, adaptable, loving, hardy and intelligent. The French Spaniel is well famed for its adaptability and versatility in the fields. Moreover, these dogs can flush out fowl, retrieve and point and also are having good noses for tracking. Nowadays, the breed is mostly used as hunting dogs; however, it is acquiring a widespread fame as outstanding companion and family dog. Must be aware, being a people oriented dog, it can suffer from separation anxiety, but this issue can be addressed through reinforcement of positive and consistent training. Being energetic it would like to have a plenty of per day exercises. Though, being intelligent it will rather easy to train, but sometimes can be intimidating, so it shall require very consistent and firm training. The glossy and wavy coat is shorter on the head while it is medium in length rest of the body. The coat color includes white and brown with shades of brown color that is ranging from cinnamon to dark liver. Marking is permissible, while a slight white blaze can be preferred on the brow but not desired. The French Spaniels are easy to groom, twice a week brushing can do well. The height of the French Spaniel for male dogs is 22 to 24 inches while height of female dogs is 21 to 23 inches and weight is 44 to 55 pounds. The life expectancy of the French Spaniel is 10 to 12 years.

French Spaniel History

The French Spaniels originated in France and believed the offspring of a dog of middle ages, (longhaired Chien d Oysel) the forefathers of the all Spaniels or pointing dog breeds. It got a separate identification from King Charles Spaniels in 1660. During the Middle Ages, the breed was popular being falconry and setting dog for net hunting. In 1891, first standard of this breed was established. At outset of 20th century, the French Spaniels were about to be extinct, but later it was saved by Father Fournier. Consequently, in 1921, the first French Spaniel Club was founded. It is a largest breed among all Spaniels. The breed was rare outside the France until 1970s, sequel to the 1970; it brought to the other regions and started to gain popularity throughout the world. Now, the breed is recognized by FCI, UKC and AKC/FSS.

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French Spaniel Life Expectancy

Life expectancy of French Spaniel is 10-12 years.

French Spaniel Appearance

With a well balanced disposition and solid and well established build, the French Spaniels has head of average size and length while it held its head proudly. With a sloping stop the dog has well-defined brow bones. The wide nose is coloring brown. The Nose Bridge is somewhat domed and shorter than the skull. With an intelligent and mild expression, the eyes color is dark amber and rather larger and oval shaped. The ears are in line with their eyes. The muscular neck is medium in length, arched and oval shaped. Large and wide withers are well-defined. Slightly sloping back of the dog is seems sustained and hard when it is in action. The gait is elegance with a hardy and muscular stance. The glossy and wavy coat is shorter on the head while it is medium in length rest of the body. The coat color includes white and brown with shades of brown color that is ranging from cinnamon to dark liver. Marking is permissible, while a slight white blaze can be preferred on the brow but not desired.

French Spaniel Weight and Height

The height of the French Spaniel for male dogs is 22 to 24 inches while height of female dogs is 21 to 23 inches and weight is 44 to 55 pounds.

French Spaniel Temperament

People Oriented, the intelligent and event tempered French Spaniels get pleasure from the company of the owners. The French Spaniel is characterized as a dog that is energetic, calm, adaptable, loving, hardy and intelligent. It needs a lot of human interaction in conjunction with the company. Though intelligent and easily trainable, but It should have a consistent and firm training due to easily intimidating nature. Overall, it is a mild and calm dog, remarkably good with kids, thus it forms a wonderful house pet. They are not only good companions but also known and valued for their outstanding hunting talents, it does well while work either on rugged terrain or in the water as a flusher. French Spaniels is a precise pointer an authentic retriever, with an outstanding nose and limited search range, the best spaniel among others. It is an unrelenting, zealous and keen hunting dog with a unique courage and bravery. Non-aggressive French Spaniels are not only good with kids, but can also co-exist with other dogs and non canine animals at home. Must be aware, being a people oriented dog, it can suffer from separation anxiety, but this issue can be addressed through reinforcement of positive and consistent training. Being energetic it would like to have a plenty of per day exercises.

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French Spaniel with children and other pets

Naturally, it is a non- aggressive breed, but it can intimidating, so it should well trained to resolve the intimidating. It can get along with other dogs. Mild, calm and friendly to the children, thus it forms a wonderful family dog.

French Spaniel Care and Grooming

The French Spaniel is an easy to groom breed, it is best to brush the dog twice a week in order to maintain its good look. Bathe and dry shampoo is as required. When they go out in fields, their ears should properly examine for bugs and burrs.

French Spaniel Health Issues

The breed has quite few health problems; but some may prone to hip dysplasia or eye issues and epilepsy.

French Spaniel Training

Though, being intelligent it will rather easy to train, but sometimes can be intimidating, so it shall require very consistent and firm training. It may highly energetic, courageous, non aggressive and eager to please the owner, so it learns obediently. But training should be firm, moderate and consistent. It is very active and vigorous dog that will need an active and potent owner.

French Spaniel Exercise

Not a breed for apartment livings, it is highly energetic and active indoor so it can do well in a large yards or rural settings with ample areas to run or to do a job. Being a working dog, it likes the daily exercise in order to maintain its best health and fitness. It has a great stamina; therefore, they need ample amount of exercises for their mental and physical satisfaction. Daily exercises include run, jog and long walks with owners.

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French Spaniel Recognition

The AKC/FSS FCI, NKC, CKC, APRI, ACR, ACA, DRA, AKC, AC recognized the breed.

French Spaniel Group

It falls in following groups:

AKC Sporting Group

UKC Gundog

Hunting.

French Spaniel Talents

The talents of the French Spaniel are:

Pointing & Retrieving

Tracking & Hunting

Family Companion

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