Also Called: Brittany Spaniel

Friendliness High
Kid Friendly High
Pet Friendly High
Exercise Needs Rigorous
Playfulness High
Energy Level High
Trainability Easy
Intelligence High
Tendency To Bark Low
Amount Of Shedding Low

The Brittany is a medium-sized breed of dog originally developed in France for use as a bird hunting dog.

Breed Overview

  • Group: Sporting
  • Life Span: 12-14 years
  • Height: Medium
  • Weight: 30-40 pounds
  • Coat: Short
  • Coat Colors: Parti-color,White,Liver & White
  • Litter Size: 5-6
  • Family: Sight Hounds, Hounds, and Gundogs
  • Hypoallergenic: false
  • Recognition: AKC, UKC, CKC, FCI, KC, and ANKC
  • Size: Medium

Training and Care

The Brittany is an intelligent and willing learner. As a result, training the breed is relatively easy. The best way to train a Brittany is through positive reinforcement with treats. It is important to provide consistent, patient training and socialization from an early age.

Diet and Nutrition

A high-quality diet is suggested for Brittanys to maintain their optimal health. They should eat a diet with plenty of fresh proteins, fats, carbohydrates, minerals, and vitamins. The Brittany's coat and eyes also need to be provided with Omega Fatty Acids.

Health Problems

The most common health issue associated with the Brittany are hip dysplasia. Other health concerns that can affect the breed are allergies, epilepsy, and ethmoid hematoma.

Breed History

The Brittany was developed in France as a bird-hunting breed in the mid-19th century. They are believed to have been crossed with the English Setter, Pointer, and various French pointing breeds, such as the Blue Picardy. Brittanys were first imported to the United States in the early 1930s.

Where to Buy or Adopt

Brittanys are typically available for purchase or adoption from well-established and reputable breeders, or from breed-specific rescue organizations. The cost of purchasing a puppy can range from around $600 to $900.

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