Popular French Dog Breeds and Their Traits 

Ancient toy spaniel breed named for their fringed ears resembling a butterfly. Smart, energetic and affectionate.  


Historic French herding dog with long, wavy coat. Loyal protectors and alert watchdogs.


Low, heavy hounds bred to track prey by scent. Charming and mellow companions.

Basset Hound

Large herding breed used to move flocks; strong-willed but exceptionally intelligent.


Water-loving retrievers with dense, curly coats; joyful, bright family dogs.


Agile herders used to move sheep and cattle in mountainous regions of France. Energetic and focused.

Pyrenean Shepherd

Rare, ancient French breed skilled at locating and retrieving game as a hunter's partner.

Picardy Spaniel

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