If you’re on the hunt for a friendly, medium sized dog—then you need to meet the Brittany breed. Read on to determine if this breed is the best fit for your family.
Sometimes called Brittany Spaniels, the American Kennel Club officially dropped the “Spaniel” from the Brittany breed in 1982.
This hunting dog is thought to be named after the Brittany province in France and can be found featured in paintings as far back as the 17th century. It’s no wonder this breed has been popular for so long!
The Brittany is a typically healthy dog that lives for about 12 years. Keep any eye on those floppy, long ears though—they are prone to ear infections.
If you are looking for a low maintenance dog, you’re in luck. This breed’s short, feathered coat only needs a weekly brushing to stay in shape. The Brittany’s coat usually is white and orange or white and liver.
Even if you aren’t an avid hunter, you can appreciate the Brittany’s special abilities. This dog’s unique nose allows for deep breathing that helps with maintaining intense stamina and aiding scenting. In fact, the breed has 25 percent more smelling ability than you! It can smell birds as far away as 75 yards.
High Octane Pup
If you don’t want to spend time outside daily with the family dog, then the Brittany breed may not be for you. This energetic pup needs about an hour of exercise a day or it may become neurotic or destructive. A house with a backyard would be the ideal living situation for this dog.
The great news is that while the Brittany breed is high energy, this people-pleasing pup is easy to train. Devote quality time to training and you’ll have a well-bred dog that will be welcome anywhere.
This obedient, affectionate dog would love to come home with you. If you think the Brittany breed is the right dog for you, then adopt either a dog from your local shelter, or find a respectable breeder who abides by breeding standards.