Get to know the French Spaniel
All you need to know about the breed
The elegant French Spaniel breed, once the canine companion of kings, is a joy to behold – glossy brown-and-white fur, charmingly fringed ears and feathered tail and long, strong limbs. Their temperaments are wonderful too – calm and docile, they form strong bonds with their humans. Once trained, they get on well with other animals and with children, though of course like any breed they should not be left alone with them.
One word of warning: these normally easy-going dogs don’t take well to being left alone for extended periods: chewing (of things they are not meant to chew, that is) may be the result.
French Spaniels were originally bred for hunting and their coat is water resistant and fairly low-maintenance in terms of grooming. They are intelligent and easy to please so training should be straightforward.
As you would expect from such a rugged breed, French Spaniels need plenty of exercise and will thrive with humans who share their enthusiasm for the outdoors. Walks, hikes and games of chase will certainly not be a chore with these lovely dogs and as long as they get enough chances to burn off some of their energy they will be calm companions at home.
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Things to look out for
From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your French Spaniel
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