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Breed Information


Brittany Spaniels, also called Epagneul Bretons, are the smallest dogs from the group of pointing retrievers. They have originally been bred for shooting and have preserved their functions. Brittany’s are used for a variety of purposes. They do well in hunting, field trials, and perform well in a show ring. Besides, the breed tends to make a wonderful pet.

17.5 – 20.5 inches

30 – 40 lbs.

Orange/white, liver/white, tri-colored, roan patterns.

Dense, flat, wavy coat, not curly, some feathering on the legs.

Brittany Spaniels are loyal, obedient, friendly, highly intelligent and active. The Brittany Spaniel breed tends to learn things quickly. Despite the fact that the Brittany Spaniel has inborn hunting instincts and is likely to obey most owner commands, obedience training should start early and continue throughout the life of the dog.

Brittany’s are people-oriented dog’s, the breed does well with children and other pets. Play is one of the favorite activities of the breed. Overall, a lot of physical activities are strongly recommended for this breed. So is mental stimulation. Brittany Spaniels like to please their owners and make affectionate pets.

Yes, pleasant with children.

Yes, pleasant with other pets.



The Brittany Spaniel needs minimal trimming of their hocks and feet. Grooming twice a week is sufficient. Regular nail care is necessary. Brittany Spaniels need regular exercise or they may become restless. They will benefit from training with a firm but soft hand.

Very High, Obedience – High, Problem Solving – High

Very High

Prefers a home with a back yard, needs plenty of exercise and an active owner who prefers a high energy dog. Brittany Spaniels can adapt to apartment living. Usually a one person dog, but they will adjust to living in a household.

Healthy dog. Some cases of hip dysplasia, glaucoma, skin problems by allergies. Possibility to be high strung and nervous if poorly bred.

10 – 12 Years

6 – 10


It is possible that Brittany Spaniels may date back as far back as 150 A.D. More accurately they can be found in French and Dutch paintings and tapestries from the 17th century. The Brittany Spaniel is said to have come from France in the province of Brittany. They were first exhibited in the early 1900’s in France and made their way to the United States in 1931.


Sporting Group


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