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",
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
|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.
|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.
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.
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.|
|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|
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|
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