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Brittany Spaniel

Brittany Spaniel

”The Brittany is thought to represent a cross between the English Setter and the small French land spaniels. This is the Breton peasant’s hunting dog, known since the mid-19th century in the French province of Brittany and regarded as the smallest of the versatile gun dogs. The breed is able to point and retrieve game and works well in open country or dense cover. First exhibited in the Paris dog show in 1900, the Brittany’s reputation in the field soon spread among sportsmen around the world. The breed was first imported to this continent in the 1920s and by 1934 there was enough interest to warrant recognition by both the American and Canadian Kennel Clubs.

Temperament

A happy, alert dog, the Brittany makes a good pet.

Activity Level

The Brittany likes activity and needs daily exercise. A fine companion for the weekend hunter, he’s a gentle friend at home.

Height/Weight

The Brittany measures from 17.5-20.5 in (44-52 cm) at the withers and weighs from 30-40 lb (13.5-18 kg).

Coat

The coat is dense, of medium length and flat or wavy. Though the Brittany carries some furnishings, they are not profuse.

Colour

The Brittany’s coat may be orange-and-white or liver-and-white.

Grooming

Grooming presents no problem. Occasional brushing will suffice.”

(Source-Canadian Kennel Club)