Known since the mid - 19th century in the French province of the same name, the Brittany is the smallest of the versatile gun dogs. Though spaniel-sized(average 30 to 45 pounds),the Brittany is a pointing breed,not a spaniel. The Brittany points and holds his game, and retrieves on both land and water. He is used primarily for upland game in the United States, but is used on both fur and feather in France.
The Brittany is a dog without extremes. It is a compact, closely knit dog of medium size, able to cover ground with agility. A Brittany's medium length coat is flat or wavy, and be colored orange and white, liver and white, or tri-color, in clear or roan patterns. There are more Dual (field and show) champion Brittany's than all sporting breeds combined. The Brittany is carefully bread to retain this dual purpose, ideally, he should be able to hunt one day, have a bath and compete in the show ring the next day.
Brittany's are known for having a keen nose and very biddable disposition; they bond and work closely with their human partners. This allows the Brittany's success in field trials, hunting tests, conformation shows, obedience trials, agility trials, tracking tests, and about anything else they are given a chance at.
The Brittany is easily handled but will not withstand harsh treatment. As long as the Brittany gets lots of exercise , he can be just as content in the home as he is in the field. They are very intelligent and eager to please. The Brittany is a very energetic, friendly, gentle and affectionate breed that are known to be good with children and make great family pets and companions.
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