The breed of the dog Epanyol-Pont-Odemer: characteristics, photo, nature, rules of care and content


  • Country of origin: France
  • The size:
  • Growth:
    52–58 cm
  • The weight:
    18–24 kg
  • Age:
    10-15 years
  • MKF breed group:
  • Brief information

  • Excellent working qualities;
  • Well trained;
  • Love water and swim perfectly.
  • History of origin

    A breed with a sufficiently long history, but not gaining widespread, and absolutely undeservedly. The Epanyol-Pont-Odemer breed was bred in the north of France back in the 17th century. Initially, these dogs were hunted in a marshy area, but thanks to their perseverance, endurance and azartes, these Epanyoli proved that they would cope with the work of both the forest and in the open space.

    According to one version, at the origins of the breed stood Irish water spaniels, which were crossed with local dogs. According to another version, Epanyoli-Pont-Odemer descended from the Old English Water Spaniel. There are also assumptions that the influence on the breed could be exerted by Picardia Epanyol, Barbet and Poodle. Despite the good working qualities and recognition of the International Poganological Federation, the breed has never been very popular even in its homeland. And now these beautiful, unusual types of dogs are left very few.


    Typical representatives of the breed have a very remarkable appearance, which is primarily associated with wool. So, the standard stipulates that with a fairly narrow and long muzzle, long, lowset ears that hang freely on the sides of the head, and small eyes with a smart expression, these epanioli must necessarily have a kind of wig. So, a bunch of long curl curls should be located with a dog’s forehead, a long curly wool also grows on the ears. In this case, on the muzzle itself, the wool is short and tightly adjacent. Epanyol-Pont-Odemer-medium-sized dog, proportionally folded. The chest in typical representatives of the breed is deep and wide, the cereals are slightly mowed. Law and neck with welldeveloped muscles.

    The color of the wool is specified by the standard as chestnut continuous or pygi. Creded chestnut or chestnut-gray is preferred. The nose of dogs should also be brown.


    Epanyoli-Pont-Oden have a calm, friendly character. They get along wonderful with people, even with young children, and study well. At the same time, these dogs show excellent hunting results: they are hardy, have excellent instinct, fearless and love water.


    Typical representatives of the Epanyol-Pont-Odemer breed do not require laborious and expensive care. However, the owners need to regularly comb six of them, especially on their ears, as well as monitor the condition of the ear shells. Since these dogs are happy to climb into the water, you need to make sure that wet wool does not fall into the stiffs and inflammation does not develop in the ears.


    It is better to start these dogs to residents of country houses, passionate hunters, but Epanyol-Pont-Odemer may well live in a city apartment if he will be provided with long active walks.


    It is possible to purchase such a puppy only in France, which significantly increases its cost.

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