The presence of a curly top-knot gives this spaniel a distinctive appearance. The rest of the liver, or liver-and-white, coat is long and curly, covering a medium-sized, well-built dog.
History of Épagneul Pont-Audemer
Crosses involving the Irish Water Spaniel, or similar ancestral stock, gave rise to this breed. Old French spaniels also probably contributed to the bloodline. The breed was developed in the area of Pont-Audemer in Normandy. After the Second World War, the breed declined drastically, and Irish Water Spaniels were used to increase numbers.
The Epagneul Pont-Audemer remains scarce today, but a society has been established to safeguard its future.
Other Names of Épagneul Pont-Audemer: Pont-Audemer Spaniel.
Identification keys of Épagneul Pont-Audemer
short hair on face
long, pendent, well-feathered ears
ticking may be apparent in white areas of coat
tail traditionally docked to a third of full length
weather-resistant wavy coat
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History of Old Danish […]
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