Brittany Spaniel


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Brittany Spaniel
Vital Statistics:
Place of Origin: France
Group: Gun dog
Height: 17-21 in.
Weight: 30-40 lbs.
Life span: 12-15 yrs.
Trainability: moderate
Good with children: yes with early socialization
Good with other pets: high prey drive, will chase small animals

The Brittany Spaniel probably originated in Brittany, a province in France.

What does the Brittany Spaniel look like?

The Brittany Spaniel stands about 17-21 inches tall and weighs about 30-40 lbs, an elegant looking dog. Eyes are amber or hazel, ears are short, fringed a bit and close to the head. Colors of this medium sized dog are orange, liver and black, all with white or liver or black tricolor.

What is the Brittany Spaniel's temperament?

The Brittany Spaniel has a sweet temperament, loving and gentle, but can be independent as well. Rough handling can make it timid, but the Brittany responds very well to gentle training. The Brittany is a hearty dog, agile and very active. Therefore it would not be happy living in apartment as it needs lots of exercise, daily long walks, loves the outdoors.

What are the Brittany Spaniel's uses?

This dog loves to hunt, woodcock, partridge and hare. The Brittany even retrieves from water. It is resistant to cold and damp and is a favorite with hunters, particularly because its size makes it easy to go from place to place. The Brittany is also a companion dog and will be good with children if raised with them.

Possible Health Issues

Hip dysplasia, skin allergies, eye disorders, epilepsy.