Blue Picardy Spaniel

Life expectancy

12 years

Age adult

30 months

Height (Shoulder height)

57 cm


25 kg

Coat texture

long-haired / undercoat / wavy / tail feathered

Coat color

grey,black dotted

Common illnesses

ear diseases / primary lens luxation / skin diseases / cataract / cryptorchism

Food expenses per month in €

about € 57

Suitable for children

Rather yes

Needs a garden

Rather yes

Hunting motivated / needs alternative employment

Rather yes

First dog suitable

Rather not

Allergy friendly

Rather not


Very atletic


Needs much attention

Care and grooming

Medium grooming effort

Eager to learn



Needs a lot of exercise


sensitive / quick and eager to learn / friendly / alert / playful / clingy / likes hunting / loyal

Bred for

hunting dog, hound

Common illnesses

ear diseases / primary lens luxation / skin diseases / cataract / cryptorchism

Dog type according to FCI

pointing dogs

FCI description

These hunting dogs should track down the hair or feather-game, however not hunt themselves. They show the hunter by pointing where the game is and remain in the typical position until the hunter is close enough to the shot and the command is given to scare the game away. Finding, stalking and storming are their tasks, so living in the city is not suitable. These intelligent, sporty dogs need hunting activities or species-appropriate alternative employment in order to be physically and mentally busy. Most of them are closely bound to their humans, so ask yourself if you can meet these demands.

Short description

The Blue Picardy Spaniel needs a lot of physical exercise in order to stay healthy physically and mentally. Suitable activities are retrieving games and tracking games. If he is relaxed he is a nice companion and room mate. They quickl adapt to new environments, but apartment live is not suitable form him. Full-time working owners do no good for this breed, they need a lot of attention.

This information is indicative and adheres to the breed standard. Each animal is an individual and has a personal character, as well as its own needs. Thus, a breed is not a guarantee of certain behaviors, etc.