The Pont-Audemer Spaniel is a sporting dog, bred to point and be an excellent gundog. Many are used solely for that purpose and remain by the hunter’s side. They love the marshes, as they are typical water dogs used to hunt duck. They are rarely kept as house dogs, but there are some that are, and they make excellent family pets due to their wonderful disposition and loyalty. They are not aggressive and are generally good around people and children. This medium-sized canine weighs roughly (at the most) 60 pounds and resembles other dogs of the Spaniel breed. This dog is easy to train, very intelligent, loving, and fun to be around. If you are interested in owning a Pont-Audemer Spaniel as a family dog, be aware that the dog needs plenty of activity and simulated hunting “jobs”.
If you would like to give your Pont-Audemer Spaniel a real hunting experience, ask around! There may be duck or bird hunters in your area that are willing to give your dog a chance at doing the real thing!
If your dog is a real family-oriented dog who likes to stay in with you, check into purchasing a Roomba! A Roomba is an automatic, round vacuum that moves on its own to vacuum your floors. You can put a treat on it, or a "fake" duck or bird on it, and see how your dog loves to chase and try to grab it! This is also a fun rainy-day activity!