RARE DOG! Anybody own or breed a Picardy spaniel?

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  1. Muffin14143

    Muffin14143 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been looking EVERYWHERE for one of these beautiful dogs but I cannot find a breeder. I have checked google sites all over Europe with no success. I would love to own one of these dogs, but they are so rare. Here is a picture and a link. NOT Blue Picardy Spaniels, they are a different breed.[​IMG][​IMG]
    They sound like the best dogs. Thank you! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Picardy_Spaniel
     
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  2. dainerra

    dainerra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EPAGNEUL PICARD your best bet will probably be to contact your local kennel club or FCI office and ask them if they have anyone that they can refer you too.

    Also, check out sporting dog trials and conformation shows and ask questions. Sometimes it can take a lot of leg work to find a rare breed. Then even more work to get a breeder to part with a dog!
     
  3. Muffin14143

    Muffin14143 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your right, I should probably check a kennel club. I will have to check one online in France since Picardies aren't accepted in the AKC. I would love to find one of these dogs, I find them simply stunning.
     
  4. wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look alot like an Irish Setter with German shorthair coloring. Very pretty.
     
  5. Muffin14143

    Muffin14143 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good news! After months of scanning the web, l finally found some puppies. Bad news is they are nearly a thousand dollars each and are in France (which will add on quite a bit of money). It really isn't that much though, considering how rare they are. Where there is a will, there is a way, and I am really going to try to get a puppy. Thank you for helping. I would love to help this breed increase in popularity in the U.S.
     
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  6. Jubilee1111

    Jubilee1111 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's not all that expensive in the grand scheme of things. Shipping is probably going to around another $700-$900.
     
  7. RoyalT

    RoyalT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    $1000 for a pup isn't expensive, especially when it comes to rare breeds. You are looking to double that with shipping- buying a crate and paying the airline fees, but that's still less expensive than I would've thought you'd find a Picard for. Good work!
     
  8. Muffin14143

    Muffin14143 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I was glad to find a puppy, and I know that a thousand dollars isn't really that much, considering I have seen people pay more for a more common dog. I have been talking with my family, and we have been discussing taking a trip to France, and getting the dog in person. Anybody on here own any pretty dogs? I would love to see some pictures of your critters, Doesn't have purebred, I would just like to see what you own.
     
  9. dainerra

    dainerra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My German Shepherd, Singe.

    As others have said, $1000 isn't a lot especially for a rare breed. Of course, first you have to convince someone to part with a puppy :)

    Don't think of the $$ as paying for a dog - you are buying the lifetime of experience that the breeder has. It might be a bit harder with the breeder in another country but with email they will be able to help you through the rough times
     
  10. Muffin14143

    Muffin14143 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, Singe is really a beautiful dog. What a cool name too. If I ever do get a Picardy (fingers crossed) I will have to post some pictures here for you to see. It might take a while, as Dainerra stated above, there may be some rough times trying to acquire a puppy, thanks to their rarity and the fact that they are only available internationally. The puppies are actually much cheaper than I first expected.
     

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