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Physical Characteristics

Breed Group:

Sporting group.

Weight:

Between 28-33 pounds.

Height:

Between 18-20.5 inches at the shoulders.

Color(s):

While white with orange patches is the most common coloring, standard colorings also include liver and white, white, and dark orange.

Coat:

Brittanys have dense, wavy coats.


Overview

Character:

Brittanys have an exuberant and enthusiastic spirit. Sweet and sensitive, these dogs are great companions for energetic families.

Country of Origin:

France.

History:

This breed originated in France during the 1700's and Brittanys were commonly used as hunting dogs before the end of the eighteenth century. Previously known as the Brittany Spaniel, these dogs first appeared in the United States in 1931 and were recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1934.

Name:

Additional names include Epagneul Breton, American Brittany, and Brittany Spaniel.

Temperament:

Brittanys are generally one-person dogs and are fearless and aggressive when out in the field. This breed gets along well with other dogs and children and is known for its sweet disposition.


Care

Training:

Brittanys are known for being easy to train; however, due to their sensitive nature, positive training techniques are absolutely necessary.

Activity:

Brittanys are very active dogs and require plenty of daily exercise and lots of room so they can run and play. They also require a high level of mental stimulation in order to prevent them from becoming bored and destructive.

Ownership:

As long as owners are willing and able to meet their needs for high levels of physical and mental activity, Brittanys make excellent companions. These dogs are great with children but supervision is recommended because their exuberance could cause a small child to accidentally be harmed. Brittanys tend to be happiest in two-dog households.


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