The Brittany was bred as a gundog and it is very often called “Brittany Spaniel” although the American Kennel Club dropped the last word “spaniel” back in 1982. He can be a great hunting dog as well as a versatile family companion. The average height of a Brittany is 1 foot, 5 inches to 1 foot, 8 inches weighing about 30 to 40 pounds. They have a lifespan of 10 to 13 years.
The Brittany is a dog breed widely-admired for his hunting skills and only recently he became very popular as a family pet. He is always in a happy disposition being very friendly and affectionate with the people surrounding him. The Brittany loves all the energy demanding activities like fly-ball, Frisbee, running, swimming and many others. If he is left alone more than a few hours a day he can become bored and might become very loud and destructive. The Brittany is a great watchdog because he is very reserved with strangers and will always let you know when a stranger is approaching your property. He is known to behave well when children are around but very small children should always be well supervised when they encounter any type of dog breed because they might have the tendency to tease and no dog will accept that. Obedience training and early socialization are very important in this case and can make a big difference. The most important thing for any Brittany is to be in the center of attention and he will always expect a lot of affection from your side.
Brittany is a very intelligent dog breed. They can learn new commands very quickly which makes them quite easy to train. Usually they enjoy any type of activity so training will not be a problem for them. In fact it can be something that they will really enjoy.
To be honest, the Brittany is shedding a lot of hair. You cannot do anything to stop this but if you want to prevent having hair all over your home you should do proper brushing every day. Keep in mind that with a proper brushing you will rarely find hair on your couch, carpets and other places in your home.
The Brittany, like many other dog breeds, need daily exercise. Don’t worry, those needs can be met quite easy with simple walks or playing some fun games. His coat needs to be shaped two or three months and proper brushing should be done every now and then.
The Brittany was originally developed in the 17th century in the Celtic area of northwest France where once there was an independent kingdom by the name of Brittany. Modern Brittanys started to take shape only in the mid 1880’s in a small town from Brittany called Pontou.