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    History & Overview

    The Blue Picardy Spaniel (Épagneul Bleu de Picardie) is a medium-sized pointing dog of the spaniel type. As its name suggests, the breed originated in Picardy, a region in northern France where large, fertile plains of wheat and sugar beets, rich undergrowth, and marshes provide a true haven for small game and waterfowl.

    For centuries, local hunters bred black and white dogs which had no problem working in a harsh climate, were strong enough to work for long hours, had a good sense of smell, and were able to perform an independent search and stay within a gunshot distance from the hunter, and were easy to train.

    Character

    The Blue Picardy Spaniel can work all terrains and are natural retrievers. Although most Blue Picardy Spaniels have been bred by serious hunters, these dogs make wonderful family companions who love the company of children and will happily participate in various outdoor activities.

    Appearance

    The thick coat is flat or slightly wavy with a fringe on ears, tail, and legs. The long ears are set fairly low. The height ranges from 55 to 60 cm at the shoulders. The main color is gray, with brown patches on various parts of the body with reddish markings on its head and legs. The gray varies from light to dark.

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