Pont-Audemer Spaniel is a rare gundog from France. This is a medium-sized dog with an athletic and muscular body that was traditionally used for hunting waterfowl. Although these are hunting dogs they can excellently adapt to family life. You must provide them with enough daily activities and you don’t have to worry that they will misbehave.
After World War II the number of these dogs dropped so much that breeders allowed crossbreeding with other breeds to save the Pont-Audemer Spaniel breed.
20–23 in (52–58 cm)
44-60 lb (20–27 kg)
Dog Breed Characteristics
Pont-Audemer Spaniel dogs have a curly and ruffed coat that can be brown, or brown with grey mottled. These dogs require a lot of care to keep them looking good. By regular brushing, you will make sure that you keep the amount of hair under control and keep the Pont-Audemer Spaniel's coat healthy.
Since these dogs have droopy ears you should be very careful and check them regularly. They are prone to developing ear infections and because of that weekly check their ears for any signs of infections – bad odor, redness, and wax build-up, etc.
With these dogs, the rest is basic care. Trim their nails if the dog doesn’t wear them out naturally, bathe them a few times a year, and brush their teeth so they secure fresh breath and healthy gums.
Pont-Audemer Spaniel was bred for hunting, and because of that, they will need proper training if you want your dog to develop into a well-behaved dog. Also, their high prey drive can be a problem that you will need to take care of.
When training a Pont-Audemer Spaniel, make sure you use positive training methods. Never use fear, punishment, or pain because not only is it cruel, it can result in an overly shy or even aggressive dog. Be firm, fair, and consistent, but use only positive reinforcement! These dogs are eager to do whatever their people ask of them. Involve as many treats as you can and keep the training sessions interesting.
One of the best things you could do for your dog is to start socializing them as soon as possible. This process shouldn’t be a problem because Pont-Audemer Spaniels are very friendly and love the company and playing with other dogs.
There are many ways you can socialize your Pont-Audemer Spaniel, and the most important thing to do is to get your dog familiar with different situations they can find themselves in. Take your dog to dog parks where they can meet other dogs and people. They can learn to react accordingly and understand that they don’t need to be scared of strangers and other dogs. It is also possible to socialize and teach your dog how to handle other pets, although they might never learn to “play nice” with other pets due to their high prey drive.
Pont-Audemer Spaniel and kids
Pont-Audemer Spaniels are excellent family dogs that will get along with every family member including children. Take note that kids need to be taught how to properly play and interact with a dog so Pont-Audemer Spaniel can enjoy their company. If they are raised together from an early age they will be their playing parting and they will enjoy spending time together.
Pont-Audemer Spaniel and other animals
Pont-Audemer Spaniel gets along with other dogs and enjoys their company. With proper socialization, you don't have to worry that your dog will become aggressive or wouldn't get along with other dogs. Since this is a hunting dog in some cases Pont-Audemer Spaniel can start chasing smaller animals.
Every dog can develop some health problems and Pont-Audemer Spaniel also can suffer from some conditions. To be sure that you will end up with the dog with the best possible health, always buy Pont-Audemer Spaniel from a responsible dog breeder. Responsible breeders will regularly check their breeding dogs to ensure that their puppies will be without inherited diseases.
Pont-Audemer Spaniel can suffer from:
- Hip dysplasia
Pont-Audemer Spaniel breeders
When getting a dog, the most important thing is to get it from a responsible and reputable Pont-Audemer Spaniel breeder. These dogs are energetic and protective, and getting a poorly bred dog can have catastrophic results. Responsible breeders will breed dogs that don’t only look good but have great characters as well. You must find a good Pont-Audemer Spaniel breeder that can help you learn about this breed and make an informed choice about getting a dog with these characteristics.
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