silhouette sleek, moderate length body
cut max 62cm
hair slightly wavy, long and silky
dress white with spots of one of the colors: black, orange, lemon, brown; tricolor
head oval, marked stop, black nose or liver color
eyes hazelnut to dark brown
ear medium length, set low.
tail medium length, slightly curved.
behaviour friendly, active, keen hunting sense.
federation FCI nomenclature group 7 section 2.2 no 2
Care: Daily coat care by brushing and combing. Utility: Pleasant companion dog that needs a lot of movement. Life expectancy: 13 to 14 years
In the Middle Ages, spaniels, also called sleeping dogs, were used on the continent to flush out game birds. They reach the British Isles during the Renaissance, forming Spaniels and Setters. In the 19th century, Edouard Laverack, then Purcell Llewellyn were the main breeders of the English variety. At its beginnings in France around 1888, the breed met with great success, still relevant today where it is one of the most produced dogs.