The Pont-Audemer Spaniel is a gun dog which originated in France during the 19th century. Its ancestors may include the Barbet, the Poodle, and the Picardy Spaniel, along with several other old Spaniel breeds. The breed is rare; it has never been incredibly popular outside of its native country, and World War II brought them even closer to extinction. The breed specializes as a water dog, but can also work as a flusher or pointer.
The breed is medium-sized and weighs 44 to 60 pounds. It stands 20 to 23 inches high. It has a long, wavy coat which is either liver, brown, or a blend of those colors and white. It is often ticked.
The Point-Audemer Spaniel is gentle and affectionate, and can make an excellent family pet. It is rarely kept as one as it is most often used for hunting. It is a hard-working breed which is easy to train.