Sporting Dogs is a specialized home breeder located in the Rocky
Mountain foothills near Calgary, Alberta, Canada. We've owned Blue
Picardy Spaniels since 1994 and bred our first Blue Picardy
litter in 1999. We've imported top championship bloodlines from
France since the year 2000.
take great care in planning our breeding program, focusing on health,
temperament and natural ability. All sires and dams are from established
dual field/show backgrounds and have appropriate health clearances.
Our puppies are home raised and receive daily attention and socialization.
We temperament test our puppies and evaluate them for field potential.
All our dogs are registered with the Canadian Kennel Club.
home will certainly gain character, personality and an enviable
reputation with your neighbors and hunting buddies if you have a
Blue Picardy Spaniel. The breed gives the immediate impression of
bursting with health and vitality. Comparatively speaking, the breed
is generally free of physical problems and is a very well "put
together" dog. They have an athletic build with powerful muscles
and sound conformation. Blue Picardies generally don't forget their
training in new situations and are well behaved around groups of
people. They are not compulsive barkers and are friendly with unfamiliar
people or other dogs. Since we first associated ourselves with this
breed, we have not had any issues with aggressiveness.
of this breed that separate it from some others is its natural ability
and intensity. The Blue Picardy Spaniel is a versatile sporting
dog that has the ability to completely block out anything that would
distract it from its purpose. Yet, while the Blue Picardy is all
business in the field, it is a calm and engaging family companion
in the home. The breed has a retriever's joy in packing things and
is happiest when it has something in its mouth (stick, ball or toy),
or a game bird of any sort within its nose. They are a natural water
dog with webbed toes and they love to swim.
Picardy Spaniel is both intelligent and biddable. They learn quickly,
want to please, and demonstrate good reasoning ability. They will
also do things they know they shouldn't when they think they can
get away with it, like check the kitchen counter tops for snacks.
A Blue Picardy Spaniel will bark when strangers arrive, but then
greet them happily. While they may occasionally exhibit a loud 'yip'
when excited or playing, their territorial bark is deep and authoritative.
don't hesitate to contact to contact us at (403) 560-3449 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
References are always available.
Because the breed is very rare in North America, we encourage ongoing
dialogue with anyone who is interested in learning about the Blue
look forward to hearing from you!
and Cathy Fath