|Other names:||American Brittany Spaniel
|FCI Dog Group||Group 7 Pointing dogs. Section 1.2 Continental Pointing Dogs, Spaniel type. With proof of work.
Although it is often referred to as the Brittany Spaniel, the breeds working characteristics are more akin to those of a pointer or setter than a spaniel. When well socialized, Brittanys are all-around sound dogs, excelling as companions, family pets, and field dogs. Eager to please and friendly, they generally learn quickly and are loyal and attached to their owners. They are energetic and need at least an hour of vigorous exercise every day.
Your Pet’s Age
Male: 47–52 cm, Female: 46–51 cm
190 to 310 gr
Roan, White and orange, Liver and white, Tricolor, Black and white.
12 to 15 years
Hunting and companion dog
Intelligent, Agile, Cheerful, Adaptable, Attentive, Fast
The Brittany Spaniel belongs to the French dog breeds, as it is native to the Brittany region, hence its original name is Brittany Spaniels. In French "epagneul" would mean stooping or crouching, something that these animals do with great perfection in their sample work.
It is one of the oldest spaniel breeds, which is demonstrated by the fact that already in 1907 the first standard of the breed had already been established in Nantes, and in that same year the Club del Natural short-tailed Brittany Epagneul. The breed was recognized on May 31, 1907 by the Central Canine Society.
The litter was obtained by hybridizing a female British setter with a French spaniel, her puppies noted for their ability to track and search for prey. These qualities made them highly valued hunting companions in the region, with the breed spreading throughout France throughout the 20th century.
In general, the character of the Breton Spaniel stands out for being very flexible, that is, it adapts without problems to all types of environments and families. It is able to develop perfectly both in a rural environment and in the urban nucleus. Keep in mind that it is a very active dog that needs to release energy on a daily basis through walks, games, exercise and mental stimulation.
This breed can be prone to hip dysplasia and otitis.