The Brittany is a hunting dog typically used to hunt birds. It is the only pointer dog among various spaniel breeds. The Brittany originated in France.

Appearance & Grooming

The Brittany is a medium-sized dog with a sturdy body. The breed has a short coat in liver (reddish-brown), white, orange, and roan. The Brittany sheds seasonally and requires brushing three times per week when shedding.

Behavior & Disposition

The Brittany is gentle, obedient, active, and sociable. Adult supervision is recommended when the Brittany interacts with other dogs and small children.

Activity Level

The Brittany has a high activity level and it is easy for the breed to become overweight. For optimal health, the Brittany should be carefully monitored for calorie consumption and should have daily walks.


A combination of consistency, dedication, and positive reinforcement is an effective way to train the Brittany. Early socialization and obedience training are recommended.

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