The breed was bred as a hunting dog and is easy to train. They are well mannered and therefore make great family pets. Their alertness and active nature make them excellent working dogs in the field. Brittanys are eager to please their owners and very friendly, making them great with kids.
History. The name “Brittany” is taken from a region in northwestern France. The Brittany was first recognized as a breed in early 1900′s Europe. America first recognized the Brittany in 1930′s and the breed was shortly approved by the American Kennel Club. Eventually “Spaniel” was removed from the name and the breed became known as “Brittany.”
Appearence: A Brittany is athletic, energetic, and solidly built without being very heavy. They generally learn quickly and are known for being sensitive, loyal, and attached to their owners. Some Brittanys are born with naturally short tails and others with long tails. If born with a long tail it is normally docked. Brittanys come in a variety of colors: orange/brown and white coat are common in the American Brittany.
Size. Brittanys are medium-sized dogs, and weight about 40 to 50 lbs.
Temperament. Brittanys are easy to train, and are eager to please. Brittanys can be shy if not socialized, but generally make great family dogs.
Health. Brittanys are generally healthy and hardy dogs. The average lifespan is 12 to 14 years. Brittanys are prone to ear infections and should have their ears cleaned regularly. They may also develop Hip Dysplasia.
Excercise. Brittanys need plenty of exercise. They are runners who love to play, so a large fenced-in area is strongly recommended.
Maintenance. Brittanys are low-requirement, healthy dogs and are easy to handle. They need minimal grooming and shed very little. Bathing once a month generally is sufficient.
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