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French Spaniel

Epagneul Français, French Setter, Canadian Setter


The French Spaniel is one of the two tallest spaniel breeds, being taller than the English Springer Spaniel. Males can range in height from 22–24 inches (56–61 cm), and females are about an inch shorter. Dogs can range in weight from 45–60 pounds (20–27 kg). A normal dog has a muscular appearance with a deep chest and strong legs. The French Spaniel has eyes of a dark amber colour, and a thick tail that tapers towards the tip. The hair is medium, dense, with long feathers on the ears, backs of the legs and tail. It has some waviness on the chest and otherwise lies flat on the body. The normal colour of a French Spaniel's coat is white with brown markings rather in shade from a light cinnamon to dark liver.

The French Spaniel has a friendly and outgoing personality and is well balanced and patient. It is not a naturally aggressive dog, is eager to please and thus can be trained easily. A dog of this breed will form a strong bond with its master, being typically a working dog. It has a high level of stamina and requires vigorous exercise.

Size Medium
Height Male: 22-24 inches (55-61 cm)Female: 21-23 inches (54-59 cm)
Weight 44-55 pounds (20-25 kg)
Lifespan 10-12 years
Colors Liver & White
Origin France
Classification Purebred
Good Lapcat
Good In Apartments

The French Spaniel is not recommended for apartment life. They are very active indoors and will do best with acreage. This breed is resistant to cold and damp conditions.

Good With Children

Good with Kids: This is a suitable breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them.

Good With Dogs

Good With Cats

Exercise Needs

The French Spaniel needs exercise. They love exercise and have great stamina. They will not do well indoors as they are very active. They need an active owner.


Difficult Training: The French Spaniel respond quickly to the tone of your voice and are easily intimidated. Their training needs to be consistent, firm but gentle.



Grooming Requirements

The French Spaniel needs regular brushing but only bathe when necessary. French Spaniels are light shedders and are generally a low maintenance dog.


Constant Shedding: Routine brushing will help. Be prepared to vacuum often!



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