I met a braque Francais at the dog park OMG I loved her. at least that's what they said she was (she was from a breeder - oh wait I may even still have their name!). Just totally loved her. cutest little thing. I quite love GSP's and would likely go more that route for sporting sports (VS a smaller French pointer).
The Epagneul Bleu de Picardie is a good looking dog
It really is amazing when you go down the road of spaniels and pointers. Pretty eye opening. Makes me wonder why there are so few "versions" of the lab (or rather, retriever) compared to all the types of spaniels and pointers. You have curly and flat coat retrievers. not sure chessie would be in the same family at all but "looks" like them. But that is about it for that "general look"? oh duh golden retriever too! Actually that may be worth a google search...
Rocky and Penny (Feb 10 2013 - July 23 2016)
Chessies are an American breed and followed a very different trajectory than the British Retrievers. I think a lot of people (especially diluters) want to point to Chessies as being closely related to Labs, but even the US Chessie club says these breeds may have some passing resemblance but they are not similar breeds. Tollers probably have Kooikers in their ancestry.
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