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Brittany - Dog Breeds - Tips Every Owner Should Know

Jul 25, 2008
We begin this article with the basic facts about the breed, then follow up with an in-depth look at their personality.

Group: Sporting

Weight: 30-40 lbs

Height: 17.5-20.5 inches

Overview

It is believed that the Brittany is a result of a crossing between the Orange and White Setter and an unknown French dog. The Brittany is an energetic dog that has its origin in Brittany, a province in France. Brittanys are very flexible hunting dogs, and one of the most admired pointing breeds used for bird hunting. In a number of countries people refer to this breed as the Brittany Spaniel, but in the United States they are referred to as just the Brittany.

Temperament

The Brittany is a very dependable, dedicated, content and intense dog. This breed is very fond of playing, and they love to exercise as they have plenty of energy. Brittanys are extremely intelligent and obedient dogs that are very easy to train. This breed is suitable for new dog owners as well as experienced dog owners. These dogs love the attention of humans, and it is very important to not desert these dogs. If they are bored, they may become destructive. The Brittany is a very responsive dog that is keen on pleasing its owner and family. These dogs are also very autonomous, spirited and full of live. They adore being involved with the family when there is fun and action.

Care

The Brittany has a beautiful soft and feathered coat. Some effort is needed to keep the coat in a good condition. The coat of the Brittany should be brushed about two times during the week as this will prevent mats from forming and remove dead hairs. This breed is also medium shedding dog that can shed more on a seasonal basis. When it is shedding season, more grooming is required.

Training

Brittanys are peaceful and steady dog that gets on well with children. They also get along well with other animals, but it is very important that you socialise the Brittany from a very early age onwards. They tend to be wary of strangers, and can also be fairly nervous at times. Seeing that the Brittany is very caring toward their families, they make excellent watchdogs. The Brittany will raise an alarm when necessary, but will not bark excessively. Some of the Brittanys can be fairly withdrawn, and to stop this from happening, early socialisation is required.

Health problems

This breed struggles with glaucoma which is an increased pressure within the eye. This can be both a genetic problem and a less important problem when an additional eye condition causes the increase of fluid. The Brittany also has problems with spinal paralysis and hip dysplasia in some of the dogs.
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