Brittanys are eager, energetic, and active dogs that are affectionate with family but also have a streak of independence. They do reasonably well with young children and other dogs in the family.
Brittanys, who are sometimes called Brittany Spaniels, although they are not actually spaniels, are a favorite with sportsmen and make excellent gundogs given their energy and agility. This breed tends to pick a favorite among family members and will stick close to that person. They need lots of exercise, preferably with their favorite human.
In terms of size, Brittanys are slightly larger than spaniels but smaller than setters. The average Brittany stands 17-20 inches tall and weighs 30-40 pounds. Life expectancy of a Brittany is 12-14 years. Standard colors in this breed include black, white, liver, orange, blue roan, and combinations of these colors with roan, spotted, or ticked markings.
Brittanys are good looking dogs with a soft and lovable face, but their looks can be misleading. This is a rugged and strong breed with a versatile sporting nature, which is why Brittanys are so popular with hunters and in dog sports.
In general, Brittanys enjoy robust health and are not prone to genetic issues. Nonetheless, you should get your Brittany pup from a responsible breeder who has checked the sire and dam for common health concerns.
In terms of grooming, Brittanys have a short, wavy coat that is fuss free for the most part. A quick brushing once a week will keep your Brittany looking his best.
If you’re thinking of adding a Brittany puppy to your household, you should know that this is an active, high-energy dog that needs a great deal of exercise. Given that they were bred to hunt, Brittanys make excellent companions to folks who love the outdoors. A variety of activities is required to keep a Brittany mentally stimulated and to use up his boundless energy.
Brittanys are lively, smart canines that are quick learners, so training them is relatively easy. This breed is versatile and does well in agility and obedience exercises, as hunting dogs, and in dog sports.
Always feed your Brittany high quality dog food appropriate for her age. Keep in mind that treats should be given in moderation to prevent obesity and related health problems in Brittanys, as in all breeds.