Looking for a Pup?
One of the main goals of the North American Picardy Spaniel Alliance is to help North American hunters find well-bred, hard hunting Picardy pups. Our members have imported Picardy pups from France, the UK and Germany and are now familiar with the costs and effort involved. Currently there are very few Picardy Spaniels in North America but more imports are on the way. We expect at least one litter of Picardy pups to be whelped in 2018 with more planned for 2019. If you are interested in a Picardy pup, we may be able to help. Visit our "Find a Picardy Pup" page here.
- North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association
- The UK Picardy Spaniel Club
- Club des Épagneuls de Picardie et de Pont-Audemer (Official breed club in France)
- German club for French pointing breeds
- Article on the Picardy Spaniel
- Article on importing a pup from Europe
- Article on 'rare' breeds (like the Picardy)
- Pedigree Database for the Picardy Spaniel
- Google Translate (can be useful for communicating with breeders overseas)
- The French Kennel Club (SCC)
Breeders in Europe: Kennels known to have bred litters of Picardy Spaniels in the last 10 years or so are listed below. Some are more active than others, but even the most active only breed a litter or two per year, some only breed every few years. If you are interested in getting a Picardy pup from overseas, please contact us. We will be happy to help you make contact with breeders there and to offer our assistance with translation, transportation and paperwork.
- Des Terres D'Argos
- Du Bois de la Fosse Etaine
- Du Bois de la Vallée de Pavry
- Du Bois du Deffoy
- Du Marais de la Malvoisine
- Of Seabird Sanctuary
- Du Clos de la Fromentée
- Des Falaises de l'Ailly
- La Vallée du Pont Meur
- Du Bois de la Vannerie
- De la Forge des Evoissons
- Du Domaine d'Iron
- Des Vignes du Preux
- De la Ferme de la Cendrière
- De Passemarais
- De l'Enclos du Kent
- De la Vallée Meurdrie
- Des Vives
- De la Plaine du Touvent
- Du Bois de Frechencourt
- Des Aulnes du Marais
- Du Val de Luce
- Du Moulin Maillard
- De la Gahelene
- De la Remise des Gres
- De la Vacquerie
A brief overview of some of the more influential kennel names of the past and present
- DU VAL PICARD: Mr. Loir no longer breeds, but his kennel was among the first to be established after World War II and his efforts were key in reviving the breed in the post-war years.
- DU PRÉ DES AULNAIS: Mr. Demagny no longer breeds dogs, but was one of the first breeders of Picardy Spaniels, along with Mr. Lempereur, Mr. Charron and Mr. Mailly to focus on fields trials to raise the profile of the breed. Mr. Demagny's dogs Joconde, Only One, Tina, Excel and Iroo achieved great results in the field. Other kennels active on the field trial scene in that same period include du Bois Bruyant (Mr. Lecaille) and du Mont Galant (Mr. Charron).
- DE LA VALLEE BROUTIN: Mr. Marc Lempereur's kennel is perhaps the most well known and prolific in France. Mr. Lempereur, along with Mr. Demagny and Mr. Charron were the first to bring the Picardy back to field trialing in the 1960s. Pacha de la Vallée Broutin, an excellent trial dog was the foundation of Mr. Lempereur's kennel and greatly improved the pointing talents and coat quality of the breed. Pacha's son Truffe dominated the field trial scene for Picardy Spaniels and was followed by other excellent descendants such as Astuce, Chipsie, Echo, Futile, Futée, Pandorre and other champions including the well-known dog Fax.
- DES MARAIS DE SAINT HILAIRE: Mr. Lemonnier was one of the rare breeders of Picardy Spaniels to successfully compete in woodcock and snipe trials. His dogs Roxane des Terres de Pitance, Aramis des Marais de Saint Hilaire, Candy des Marais de Saint Hilaire, Comtesse des Marais de Saint Hilaire and Coyotte des Marais de Saint Hilaire established the excellent reputation of the kennel. Mr. Lemonier has produced a number of field trial champions but may no longer be breeding.
- DES TERRES DE PITANCE: Mr. Joël Mailly started his kennel with Catch de la Vallée Broutin et Farah at the beginning of the 1980's. Since then, his small family-run kennel has produced field trial champions and field pointed dogs in every generation. Dogs such as Jaffa, Jeff, Milord, Rambo, Roxane, Vénus, and his latest dog Gena are the stars of his kennel. Vénus is in fact one of the very few female Picardy Spaniels to attain the title of spring-time field trial champion.
- DES ETANGS ENSOLEILLÉS: Only produced one or two litters and is best known for Theo des Étangs Ensoleillés, an excellent dog used by Mr. Mailly.
- DE LA VALLEE DE BOUCHON: Sébastien Roze continues to breed the occasional litter for the kennel founded by his late father, Dominique. Sébastien often participates in Saint Hubert events (shoot to retrieve trials) and typically gets excellent ratings for his dogs at the national breed show.
- DU MARAIS DE LA MALVOISINE: William Brutelle's kennel has produced several high-profile Picardy Spaniels in recent years. Dogs such as Archimède du Marais de la Malvoisine, Axel de la Malvoisine and Astro de la Malvoisine earned the kennel a good reputation for producing excellent field trial and hunting dogs. Axel also earned a BICP (versatile dog test) championship title and other dogs from the kennel have won and placed in field trials in France and the Netherlands. Mr. Brutelle also breeds English Setters.
- DU RIDEAU DE LA LOUVE: Mr. Bruno Demoulin produced a number of excellent Picardy Spaniels including autumn and spring-time champion César du Rideau de la Louve and Natt du Rideau de la Louve, the first ever spring-time field trial champion Picardy Spaniel. Mr. Demoulin no longer breeds Picardy Spaniels and now focusses on breeding English Setters.