Blue Picardy Spaniel

The Blue Picardy Spaniel (�pagneul Bleu de Picardie) is a hunting dog originating in France. This relatively new dog breed is considered one of the best dogs in France when it comes to locating and retrieving game under most adverse conditions. A descendent of Picardi Spaniels and English Setters, the Blue Picardy Spaniel is a calm, friendly and gentle dog around its family and a relentless and hardworking dog when on the hunt. This medium size muscular dog has height and weight between 22-24 inches and 43-45 pounds respectively. The skull is large and oval with a long and wide muzzle. The nose is large and well open and the large expressive eyes are dark colored. The thick ears are set just above the eye line. Neck is strong with a slight dewlap. The chest is moderately deep with well sprung ribs. Back and loin are moderately long. Both the forequarters and the hindquarters are well muscled. Its tail typically does not extend beyond the hock and is normally straight. The coat of Blue Picardy Spaniel is flat or slightly wavy with feathering on the ears, legs, underside and tail. It comes in speckled gray black forming a bluish shade.

Still rare outside its native country France and Canada, this breed is NOT recognized by AKC however UKC, CKC, FCI recognize this dog as a pure breed.

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