Brittany Dog Breed Information

Brittany Quick Facts
Breed Group: Sporting
Origen: France
Nickname: American Brittany, Brittany Pointer, Brittany Spaniel, Brittany Wiegref, Epagneul Breton
Weight: 30-40 lbs
Height: 17-21 inches
Color(s): Orange and white, liver and white, or tricolored

Brittany Appearance

The Brittany is a medium-sized, leggy, dual-purpose dog, equally suited for sport and companionship. They are square proportioned; their long legs are the same height at the shoulders as the length of the body. The combination of long legs and light bones endows the Brittany with remarkable agility and speed. The muzzle is medium in length. The eyes come in colors of dark brown to shades of amber and hazel, depending on the coat color and are protected by a fairly heavy eyebrow. The nose has some shade of brown or pink.

The breed was originally bred as a hunting dog and noted for being easy to train and sweet-natured. Their expressions are usually of intelligence, strength, and alertness. The Brittany had a flat or wavy coat that usually comes in Orange and white, liver and white, or tricolor. The weight of the Brittany is around 30-40 pounds; and the height is around 17-21 inches.

Brittany Temperament

The Brittany is an energetic breed, a very dynamic and enthusiastic hunter. They are usually fast and curious, always on the lookout for birds or fun. When well socialized, most Brittany’s are polite and gentle with everyone and peaceful with other animals.

They are good with children if they are raised with them. The breed sometimes gets a reputation for being wild or uncontrollable, but these problems are almost consistently due to lack of exercise and training, and are not commonly seen in well cared dogs.

Is Brittany the Right Dog Breed for You?

The Brittany is a very athletic breed and needs a good amount of daily exercise, either long walk or a romp in a safe area. He should be ready and able to run in the field for extended periods and have great stamina. The Brittany is not recommended for apartment life. They are very active indoors and will do best with acreage.

They can live outdoors in temperate weather, but it is better suited to live inside, socialize with its family and have human interaction. They are excellent family pets as well as working dogs in the field. Because of the dog's hunting instincts, the Brittany likes to roam. The Brittany does not do well in an environment with frequent tension or loud voices.

Brittany Life expectancy

The life expectancy of the Brittany is around 12-13 years.

Brittany Health problems

There is a number of health problems associated with this breed. The major concerns are CHD (Coronary Heart Disease). They are also prone to epilepsy, hypothyroidism and Hip dysplasia.

Brittany Care and Grooming

The Brittany dense coat is not particularly too long but needs combing one or two times a week. They need extensive grooming. Brush with a firm bristle brush, and dry shampoo occasionally. Bathe in mild soap only when necessary. The Brittany’s floppy ears tend to trap moisture inside the ear canal and should be check and clean regularly.

Brittany Shedding

The Brittany is an average shedder, and therefore is not well suited to allergy sufferers.