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Brittany Spaniel

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Dog Breed Group
Sporting Dogs 
Origin of Breed
France 
Life Expectancy
10 - 12 Years 
Color
Orange/white, liver/white, tri-colored, roan patterns. 
Coat
Dense, flat, wavy coat, not curly, some feathering on the legs. 
Exercise Needs
Regular exercise is necessary or he may become restless. 
Temperament
The Brittany is loyal, obedient, friendly, highly intelligent and active. He is alsoo strong, vigorous, energetic and has quick  
Good with Children
Pleasant with children. Good with other pets. Should not be rough-housed with. 
Grooming Needs
Minimal trimming of hocks and feet. Grooming twice a week. Regular nail care. 
Average Size - Male (in)
17.5 - 20.5 
Average Size - Female (in)
17.5 - 20.5 
Average Weight - Male (lbs)
30 - 40 
Average Weight - Female (lbs)
30 - 40 
Health Issues
Healthy dog. Some cases of hip dysplasia, glaucoma, skin problems by allergies. Possibility to be high strung and nervous if poov
Living Conditions
Prefers a home with a back yard. Can adapt to to apartment living. 

Breed Description

The Brittany (or Brittany Spaniel) is a compact, closely knit dog of medium size, leggy in appearance. He can be tail-less or have his tail docked to approximately four inches. The Brittany's first love is birds then people. He makes an excellent pointing bird dog because of his keen sense of smell. It is possible that he may date back as far back as 150 A.D. More accurately he can be found in French and Dutch paintings and tapestries from the 17th century.

Breed Infobits

The Brittany Spaniel is usually kept as a companion or show dog, where its good looks and gentleness are highly desirable.
He is the only spaniel that points to game.

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