Get to know the Blue Picardy Spaniel
All you need to know about the breed
With its gorgeous speckled coat and elegant bearing, not to mention those big expressive eyes, Blue Picardy Spaniels are truly a joy to behold. Once you get to know them, you’ll realise their characters are just as appealing – sweet-natured, affectionate and easy to train, but delightfully playful too.
They may have taken to the family life with enthusiasm, Blue Picardy Spaniels were initially developed to help waterfowl hunters retrieve their prey. Nowadays, once trained – which, with a character as people-pleasing as this one, should be easy – Blue Picardy Spaniels get on well with other dogs and children alike. However, because of their hunting origins they are probably not the right pet for a household also containing birds or small animals such as hamsters.
As you would expect from a dog bred for the working life, Blue Picardy Spaniels need plenty of exercise (although they do seem to go into energy-saving mode at home, waiting calmly for their next outing). And while guard dog is not part of the breed’s key skills, don’t be surprised if they do bark a bit to let you know when strangers approach.
They’ve retained their retrieving instinct but nowadays Blue Picardy Spaniels are not fussy about what they retrieve: it could even be your slippers.
2 facts about Blue Picardy Spaniels
Things to look out for
From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your Blue Picardy Spaniel