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Pont-Audemer Spaniel Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Pont-Audemer Spaniel so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginFrance
Other Names
What other names does the Pont-Audemer Spaniel have? The dog breed also known as...
Epagneul Pont-Audemer, Setter of Pont-Audemer
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Pont-Audemer Spaniel recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Pont-Audemer Spaniel recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section.
Price
How much does the Pont-Audemer Spaniel puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Pont-Audemer Spaniel price:
$500-$700
If you choose to purchase the Pont-Audemer Spaniel, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Pont-Audemer Spaniel for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Pont-Audemer Spaniel gets to a happy place.

History

The exact origin of the Pont-Audemer Spaniel breed is unknown, nonetheless, it is commonly thought that it has been developed around the 1800s, and its predecessors are likely to have been a mix of English and Irish Spaniels, more precisely on one hand the Irish Water Spaniel, and on the other hand, the French Picardy Spaniel. The breed’s name suggests that the dogs were developed around the region of Pont-Audemer within Normandy county in the northern part of France.

According to some sources, it is stated that the Barbet also played a role in the creation of the Pont-Audemer Spaniel. Traditionally, the breed was known as a setter and they were used to hunt waterfowl in or near water. The setter is a type of dog that sets or crouches down when they spot their prey. The hunters had noticed them pointing and standing completely still and then usually flush the prey out themselves independently. Thus, the breed was well-known and appreciated among hunters for its abilities, hunting competencies, and intelligence. The Pont-Audemer Spaniel is sometimes lovingly referred to as “Le Petit Clown de Marais” in French, which translates to “the little clown of the marshes”, indicating that locals still appreciate both its funny personality and its unparalleled ability to hunt in wet conditions.

In the early years of the breed’s existence, they were widespread within the country, nevertheless by the end of the Second World War, around the mid-1950s, their numbers had significantly declined. Because of this decrease, the president of the Pont-Audemer breed club allowed breeders to cross other spaniel breeds with the Pont-Audemer Spaniels’ existing gene pool, in order to prevent and alleviate the risk of interbreeding to a high extent. In spite of these incentives, the breed’s population remained low. In 1980, with the proposal of the Société Centrale Canine, the Pont-Audemer Spaniel Club was merged with the Picardy Spaniel breed club and is now recognized by the FCI as the Pont-Audemer Spaniel. Albeit the serious breeding efforts, even nowadays, the breed’s population size remains incredibly low and it is a distinct possibility that the purebred Pont-Audemer Spaniels will cease to exist in the near future.

The Pont-Audemer Spaniel is recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale, the International Kennel Association, and also in 1996, by the United Kennel Club in the United States of America, despite the fact that the breed was never popular outside of France, it is surprisingly well-recognized among other breed registries including the American Rare Breed Association, the International Canine Kennel Club and the Continental Kennel Club.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Pont-Audemer Spaniel size:
Medium
Weight
How much does the Pont-Audemer Spaniel weigh? Pont-Audemer Spaniel weight:
44-60 pounds (20-27 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Pont-Audemer Spaniel? Pont-Audemer Spaniel average weight:
52 pounds (23.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Pont-Audemer Spaniel? Pont-Audemer Spaniel height:
20-23 inches (50-58 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Pont-Audemer Spaniel average height:
21.5 inches (54 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Pont-Audemer Spaniel have? What does this canine coat look like?
CurlyWavySmoothDense
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Pont-Audemer Spaniel's coat?
BrownWhiteBlack
Grooming
How to groom the Pont-Audemer Spaniel and how often?
Average: The Pont-Audemer Spaniel requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential. Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Pont-Audemer Spaniel, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Pont-Audemer Spaniel dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Epagneul Pont-Audemer? Pont-Audemer Spaniel shedding level:
Pont-Audemer Spaniels shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Pont-Audemer Spaniel have? What characteristics does the breed have?
AffectionateGentleClownishHardWorkingTrainable
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Pont-Audemer Spaniel? Are they intelligent?
Very smart: Pont-Audemer Spaniel is an excellent dog breed. You can teach them many tricks and commands. The limit is your creativity. They understand and memorize new commands in 5-15 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 85% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Pont-Audemer Spaniel dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Pont-Audemer Spaniels are very easy to train. They easily find out the association between commands and actions.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Pont-Audemer Spaniel is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Pont-Audemer Spaniel sensitivity:
Pont-Audemer Spaniels don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits. This breed emotional level reflects their owner's feelings and they don't handle punishments well.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Pont-Audemer Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Epagneul Pont-Audemer need? Pont-Audemer Spaniel social needs:
Pont-Audemer Spaniels need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
Do Pont-Audemer Spaniel dogs bark a lot? Why does my Setter of Pont-Audemer bark?
Average to high: The Pont-Audemer Spaniel is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Pont-Audemer Spaniel good as a watchdog?
Pont-Audemer Spaniels are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered as their main job.
Territorial
Do Pont-Audemer Spaniel dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Pont-Audemer Spaniels are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend his territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Pont-Audemer Spaniel bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Epagneul Pont-Audemer? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Pont-Audemer Spaniel? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Pont-Audemer Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Pont-Audemer Spaniel do?
Pont-Audemer Spaniels have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Pont-Audemer Spaniels need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Pont-Audemer Spaniel to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Pont-Audemer Spaniel roam?
Pont-Audemer Spaniels have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command. This breed is also able to cause damage to your fence.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Pont-Audemer Spaniel have high prey drive?
Pont-Audemer Spaniels have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Pont-Audemer Spaniel dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Pont-Audemer Spaniel good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Pont-Audemer Spaniels are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle. They need to be outside in the garden, or you must walk them for a few hours every day.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Pont-Audemer Spaniels adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Pont-Audemer Spaniels tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog
Where Pont-Audemer Spaniel dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Pont-Audemer Spaniels are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Pont-Audemer Spaniel dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Pont-Audemer Spaniel and children:
Pont-Audemer Spaniels are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Pont-Audemer Spaniel dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Pont-Audemer Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Pont-Audemer Spaniel good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Pont-Audemer Spaniel dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Pont-Audemer Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Pont-Audemer Spaniel can be a great choice.
Office Friendly
Are Pont-Audemer Spaniels good office dogs? Do Pont-Audemer Spaniels make good office friendly dogs? Can Pont-Audemer Spaniels be office dogs?
No
Pont-Audemer Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Pont-Audemer Spaniel dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Epagneul Pont-Audemer temperament with senior people? Are Pont-Audemer Spaniel dogs good for elderly owners?
Pont-Audemer Spaniels are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Pont-Audemer Spaniel dogs get along with other pets? Are Pont-Audemer Spaniel dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Pont-Audemer Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Pont-Audemer Spaniel breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Pont-Audemer Spaniels are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Pont-Audemer Spaniel be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Pont-Audemer Spaniel is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Pont-Audemer Spaniel be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Pont-Audemer Spaniel is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Pont-Audemer Spaniel be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Pont-Audemer Spaniel is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Pont-Audemer Spaniel be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Pont-Audemer Spaniel is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Pont-Audemer Spaniel be a boat dog?
Not really
Pont-Audemer Spaniel breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Pont-Audemer Spaniel be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Pont-Audemer Spaniel is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Pont-Audemer Spaniel dogs have health problems?
Pont-Audemer Spaniels are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Life Expectancy
How long do Pont-Audemer Spaniel dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Pont-Audemer Spaniel be?
12-14 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Pont-Audemer Spaniel breed hypoallergenic?
No
Pont-Audemer Spaniels don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Pont-Audemer Spaniel have?
Pont-Audemer Spaniels are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Pont-Audemer Spaniel dogs require per day?
Pont-Audemer Spaniels need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Pont-Audemer Spaniels are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Pont-Audemer Spaniel need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Pont-Audemer Spaniel risk for obesity:
Average. The Pont-Audemer Spaniel has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Pont-Audemer Spaniel's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Pont-Audemer Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Pont-Audemer Spaniel drool?
The Pont-Audemer Spaniel drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool more than others, just like the Pont-Audemer Spaniel. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long is the Pont-Audemer Spaniel pregnant? How long does it take to have this dog puppies? Pont-Audemer Spaniel pregnancy time period:
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Pont-Audemer Spaniel: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Pont-Audemer Spaniel have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Pont-Audemer Spaniel have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4-8 puppies

Pros & Cons of Pont-Audemer Spaniel

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Very smart: Pont-Audemer Spaniel is an excellent dog breed.
  • Trainability: Pont-Audemer Spaniels are very easy to train.
  • Health Issues: Pont-Audemer Spaniels are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Adaptability: Pont-Audemer Spaniels adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Pont-Audemer Spaniels are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Pont-Audemer Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Pont-Audemer Spaniels are usually recommended for elderly people.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Pont-Audemer Spaniels don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Pont-Audemer Spaniels are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
  • Drooling tendency: The Pont-Audemer Spaniel drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
  • Mouthiness: Pont-Audemer Spaniels have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Pont-Audemer Spaniels have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Pont-Audemer Spaniels tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Office Friendly: Pont-Audemer Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Pont-Audemer Spaniels are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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