The Blue Picardy Spaniel bred in the early 1900s in Picardy, close to the mouth of the river Somme. Because of the quarantine restriction of the re-entry in U.K., hunters kept their dogs in Picardy. The English settler got confused with the local Picardy dogs that led to the development of Picardy Spaniel and the Blue Picardy Spaniel. Both the breeds got separate names after the formation of Blue Picardy Spaniel Club and the Picardy Spaniel Club in the year 1921. The Blue Picardy Spaniel got its recognition in France in 1938 and was first received by Ronald Meunier, in Canada in 1987 and recognized by the Canadian Kennel Club on 1st June 1995.
Temperament and Personality
The dog is known for its calm, patient, well-mannered behavior and builds-up a strong bond with family as well as with children. The dog is playful and need attention all the time and are an excellent partner for those who can spend enough time with them. They are quite active, so they require physical and mental challenges to be fit enough. They work as a good watch dog and will bark and alert if sees any intruder entering the premises. It is also blessed with an excellent sense of smelling and is comfortable in both land and water.