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About the Brittany

American Brittany SpanielOnce commonly called the Brittany Spaniel, the Brittany is actually more setter-like in its performance in the field, though the Brittany is no setter either. The Brittany, unique in its abilities, can only be described as Brittany: a medium-sized, compact, leggy dog having great agility and renowned ability to cover ground quickly and well. The Brittany reportedly traces to seventeenth-century France, where the breed was used with great success as a bird dog in the Brittany region. The Brittany stands between 17.5-20.5 inches and weighs 30-40 pounds. Color is orange and white or liver and white in either clear or roan patterns, with some ticking desirable; the tail is naturally non-existent or docked to no greater than four inches.

The breed today holds true to its hunting heritage, and few breed members are kept as strictly pets or show dogs. Exercise and regular grooming are essential. The breed may be susceptible to ear infections. Training for the hunt begins at about one year of age.


Video below is from the Dogs 101, Animal Planet series.

Video below is of a darling Brittany showing off tricks.

Video below is of Brittany puppies.

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