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French Spaniel

French Spaniels are passionate hunters that find and point with great aplomb and even have a talent for retrieving.

About the French Spaniel

Balanced, frank, calm and docile, French Spaniels are enthusiastic when it comes to hunting, sociable with other dogs and ideal companions in all circumstances.

Dogs of this medium-sized breed are elegant and muscular, with well-proportioned bodies that exude the appropriate energy and hardiness. Strong-boned without being heavy.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

FCI Group 7, AKC Foundation Stock Service
Size category
Avg life expectancy
10–12 years

Confident / Gentle / Intelligent / Loyal / Resilient / Sociable

Key facts

  • Requires moderate grooming
  • Needs little training
  • Makes a great sporting dog

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