The French Spaniel should be brushed twice a week to keep
his coat in good condition. Most companion French Spaniels can only be brushed
once a week, however, if he is being shown in conformation events his coat does
require more attention. Use a metal comb and a pin brush when grooming him. When
brushing him, work through any tangles in his feathering. A spray in detangler
can be used if the tangles are too big to work through. Overall, he is light
shedder and should not lose a lot of hair at one time. The hair between the
pads of his feet should also be trimmed every few weeks. The French Spaniel is
not a hypoallergenic breed. He is does not drool heavily, usually only after he
has gotten a long drink. Bathe him only when necessary using a mild shampoo, he
does not generally have a strong doggy smell. His toenails will need trimmed
every few weeks.
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What does Hypoallergenic Mean?
Do French Spaniels shed?
The French Spaniel needs regular brushing but only bathe when necessary. French Spaniels are light shedders and are generally a low maintenance dog.
Are French Spaniels good apartment dogs?
They also get along with children of all ages and other pets in the house.
Do Labradors Cause Allergies?
How to prevent allergies
Groom your French Spaniel
French Spaniel has a dense coat that is fairly easy to take care of. They need brushing sessions weekly and if you provide them with regular brushing their coat will be healthy and will look good.
The rest is basic care. Like any other dog, French Spaniel will also require regular teeth cleaning and bathing. Weekly check their ears for any sign of infection or bad odor which can indicate an infection. Their nails need to be trimmed if you hear them clicking on the floor.
Designate Dog-Free Zones
The French Spaniel (Epagneul Français) is a breed of dog of the Spaniel-like setter. It was developed in France and Canada as a hunting dog, descended from dogs of the 14th century. Popular with royalty during the Middle Ages, it nearly became extinct by the turn of the 20th century but was saved by the efforts of Father Fournier, a French priest. One of the largest breeds of Spaniel, it typically has a white coat with brown markings. It is a friendly breed that has few health issues, but can be affected by a syndrome called acral mutilation and analgesia. The breed is recognised by Canadian and international kennel clubs but not by The Kennel Club (UK). The American Kennel Club has included the breed in its Foundation Stock Service, the first step to full recognition.