This popular French sporting dog, initially known as the Brittany Spaniel, has more in common with setters and pointers than spaniels – so the “Spaniel” term has been dropped. Nevertheless, it is an immensely valuable asset to any huntsman seeking a reliable companion – not to mention a great pet!

The Brittany is a kind and endearing dog, always great with kids and other animals. It has even been awarded more dual championships in the show ring and competition trials than any other breed – no small feat! This pup hails from northern France (as its name implies), but British canines have also made a significant contribution to their evolution over the past couple of centuries.

Despite the Brittany’s many admirable qualities, its boundless energy can be a challenge for some owners. To prevent hyperactive or neurotic behaviors from arising and to ensure your pup is kept balanced, it needs plenty of vigorous exercise on a daily basis. Brittany Spaniel ownership is a delightful experience, assuming that you have the necessary time to provide them with an hour or two of vigorous exercise every day. While these pups are exceptionally smart and sociable, it’s important to be aware of the common health issues they face and their average 12-13 year lifespan. This pup is only suitable for active individuals or families who can keep up with their energy demands!

The Brittany is the ideal pup for an active, outdoor-oriented owner – he’s medium sized and loves to get out in nature! His wash-and-go coat and cheerful, intelligent disposition make him a perfect companion. Not only are Brittanies eager learners; they also excel as watchdogs. With one of these good-natured dogs by your side life will never be dull!

The Brittany is an ideal choice for active households that boast of adequate room to accommodate its high energy levels. Not only are these dogs smart, agile and relatively simple to train, but also possess few health or temperament issues. Whether you’re into hunting or not; the main draw here lies in their physical activity level as well as their intelligence and family-friendly nature – making them a dog like no other!

If you’re looking for an active pup that will happily accompany your every movement, this is the dog for you! His low maintenance coat needs only a weekly brushing to stay groomed and his amiable nature allows him to get along with other canines, felines, and children.

Unless you are willing to make a Brittany an integral part of your family and provide him with stimulating activities, it is best not to get one. Although the breed is still popular among those who hunt, they can excel in other canine sports such as agility, flyball and obedience. Furthermore, Brittanies will be eager to accompany you on any outdoor adventures like running or hiking and even playing fetch games with children!

  • Furlyfe Rank
  • Group AKC Sporting
  • Origin France
  • Size Medium
  • Weight 30 to 45 pounds
  • Coat Length Short
  • Coat Type Double
  • Colors Liver & White,Liver Roan,Liver White & Orange,Orange & White,Orange Roan,White & Liver,White & Orange
  • Other Names Epagneul Breton, Brittany Spaniel, American Brittany, Brittany Wiegref
  • Temperament Alert,Independent,Intelligent,Responsive,Social

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