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French Spaniel

French Spaniel
French Spaniel Photo #1


The French Spaniel is Native to France and Canada, and was originally bred to be a hunter dog. The first French Spaniel originated in the fourteenth century. This energetic, medium sized dog loves to be active and is especially social and loving. The French Spaniel was considered a "royalty dog" in the middle ages as it was very common to see with French royalty. The breed nearly went extinct in the time of the 20th century, but was saved by a group of French Priests.


The French Spaniel is most known for being one of the most energetic dog breeds. They are medium sized dogs that often do not have a high potential for severe weight gain, but it is always important to keep the dog active through daily walks. They are social dogs that tend to get along well with other dogs. The French Spaniel is considered to be one of the easier breeds of dogs to train and a breed that is very much recommended for novice dog owners. This breed is a family friendly dog that fares great with kids and will not constantly bark.

They do not require as much exercise as some other breed's of dogs, but it is recommended to manage the dogs Food Consumption and provide daily exercise to prevent health issues as they age. The French Spaniel is an intelligent breed that is easier to control and train than many other breeds.


The French Spaniel's lifespan tends to range between 10-12 years; however, there are many examples of them living to 15+ years old. This relies on the owners taking good care of the dog, which can include multiple daily walks, controlled diet and controlled food intake, and providing good veterinary care. With technology and constant improvements to vaccines and healthcare, the life expectancy for the French Spaniel could continue to climb higher.


The French Spaniel is a breed that does not require too much attention from owners. It is recommended to bathe the breed only when necessary. French Spaniel's coat is semi-water resistant and allows for many to be unaffected by cold and wet weather. When bathing, be sure to use warm water and be gentle for medium and smaller sized French Spaniel's. French Spaniel's have medium length fur and usually are not constant shedders. For constant shedders, daily brushing should be effective in limiting the shedding.

Breed Information

Breed Group:Hound
Guardian Dog (UKC)
Life span:10-12 years
Height:Male: 22-24 inches (55-61 cm)
Female: 21-23 inches (54-59 cm)
Weight:44-55 pounds (20-25 kg)
Colors:Liver & White
Litter Size:3-7 puppies
Puppy Price:Average $600 - $800 USD

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Dog names

Rank Male Female
1 Rocky Sadie
2 Oliver Luna
3 Teddy Zoey
4 Riley Stella
5 Buster Gracie
6 Murphy Ruby
7 Gizmo Lexi
8 Rex Kona
9 Loki Holly
10 Gunner Josie
11 Rufus Sydney
12 Prince Fiona
13 Brady Penelope
14 Cash Delilah
15 Benji Sassy
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