The Brittany is a sporting breed from northwest France. These dogs are a breed of gun dog, bred primarily for bird hunting. They were popular in paintings and tapestries from the 17th century. Accordingly, they are task oriented and need a job to do. Brittanys excel at agility, flyball, and are great bird dogs. Consequently, they work much like pointers while keeping close to the hunter.
Particularly sensitive, they respond to a stern look, or sharp word making them highly trainable. These smart people pleasers are happy and alert. A friendly personality makes them great for active families and other pets. In short, they are social dogs who need plenty of companionship and can suffer from separation anxiety.
For more on the breed check out the American Kennel Club
The expected lifespan of the breed is 12-15 years.
Size & Activity Level
The medium sized Brittany will grow between 30-40 pounds and belongs to the Sporting Group. The Brittany is the Energizer Bunny of the dog world, with high activity needs. Keep your Brittany busy both physically and mentally. All dogs like to have "work" to do, but Brittanys are especially task-oriented. You can't leave your Brittany home alone all day while you go to work. Important to realize, as he will become bored and destructive. This breed needs plently of space to run.
Care & Grooming
They are moderate shedders and with an easy-to-groom coat. Occasional brushing will keep loose hair under control. Bathe their beautiful feathered coat only when necessary.