Brittany Dog

Other Names :
Epagneul Breton
Country of Origin :
France
Dog Group :
Gundog

Origin

The Brittany was named for the French province of Brittany and may be the a result of crossing the Orange and White Setter and some not clearly identified French dog. Since the Brittany looks a lot like the Welsh Springer Spaniel some think the two may be related. The breed is one of the most popular pointing breeds for bird hunting. In some countries the breed is referred to as a "Brittany Spaniel",

Description

The Brittany is a hearty, medium-sized, leggy dog. The dog's long legs are the same height at the shoulders as the length of the body. The medium sized, rounded head is wedge-shaped, but not quite as wide in length. The stop slopes mildly. The muzzle is medium in length. The nose has wide nostrils and comes in fawn, tan, shades of brown or deep pink, depending on the color of its coat. Black noses are not permitted in the show ring. The teeth meet in a scissors bite. Eyes come in colors of dark brown to shades of amber and hazel, depending on the coat color. The triangular ears are set high, laying flat close to the head. The feet are small with well arched toes and thick pads

Size
Medium
Colour
The Brittany coat can be of 5 colours: orange and white, liver and white, black and white, liver tri-color, and black tricolor, in either a clear or roam pattern.
Coat Length
Medium
Weight/Height Range
The shoulder height for dogs is between 43 - 53cms and bitches between 46 - 51cms. The weight for dogs is between 16 - 18kgs and bitches 14 - 18kgs.
Ailments
Brittanys can be prone to Hypothyroidism, Cleft Palate and are prone to hip dysplasia and seizures

Feeding & Ownership

The young dog is normally a very good eater and as such can be prone to obesity during the formative months. Owners should be very aware of this and ensure that they stick to a strict dietary regime, and at the same time making sure that the dog is getting the proper nutrition that it needs.

Food Cost
$10 to $15
Other Expenses
The young dog is normally a very good eater and as such can be prone to obesity during the formative months. Owners should be very aware of this and ensure that they stick to a strict dietary regime, and at the same time making sure that the dog is getting the proper nutrition that it needs.

Personality

Brittany's are loving and gentle animals; obedient and always eager to please. Happy and alert. This vigorous breed is a very active, affectionate and is considered a free thinker. Brittanys who lack in mental/physical exercise and become bored will try to escape their yard. . They are good with children if they are raised with them from puppyhood.

Intelligence
The Brittany is intelligent, and easy to handle and train. Brittanys who lack in mental and or physical exercise will become hyperactive and unstable as the energy builds up inside them.
Energy
High
Suitability for Children
High
Tendency to Bark
Medium
Overall Exercise Requirement
Brittany's need and love extensive exercise and have great stamina. They should be taken on a long, brisk daily walk, or jog and do best with an active outdoor person
Suitability as a Guard Dog
Medium
Ease of Transportation
Medium
Level of Aggression
Medium
Other Animal Compatibility
Medium

Grooming

It is a generally low maintenance dog, with regular brushing of their coat is really all that is needed to keep it in good condition. Bathe or dry shampoo when necessary.

Grooming Requirements
Twice a week
Amount of hair shed
Little