Height: 17.5-20.5 inches
Weight: 30-40 lbs.
Life Span: 12-13 yrs.
Breed Group: Sporting Dogs
Friendly and affectionate with household members but wary of strangers,
Brittanys make excellent watchdogs. They are fine with gentle children and
usually get along with other dogs, although some males are aggressive with
other males. They get along with other animals, such as cats, if socialized
with them early.
Without plenty of time and space for playing, these high-energy dogs will
develop such undesirable behaviors as excessive barking, hyperactivity,
and destructive chewing.
The coat of the long-legged, stubby-tailed Brittany is medium in length,
dense, and flat or wavy. The skin is fairly loose.
Coat color may be a dark rich orange and white, liver and white, or black
and white in either clear or roan patterns.
Grooming & Exercise Needs
The Brittany needs to be brushed and combed twice a week and needs several
long, brisk walks or runs in a secured area daily.
The Brittany, native to and very popular in France, hunts, points, and retrieves--the
dog world's equivalent to the utility player in baseball.
The name comes from the French province where the breed originated in the
17th and 18th centuries.
The Brittany is not suitable for inexperienced dog owners.
Breed-related health concerns: hip dysplasia, epilepsy, hemophilia
(a bleeding disorder).
Reference: AKC - American Kennel Club