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Size: Small
47 - 50cm (18.5 - 19.5 inches)
Weight: 13 - 15 kg (28.5 - 33 lb)
Life Span: 12 years
Relatively easy
Energetic & busy
Country of Origin:
AKC Group:
Other Names:
Épagneul Breton, Brittany Spaniel


The Brittany is lively, cheeful, hard-working and intelligent. Brittanys get on well with children and other household pets. They are a very loyal and friendly breed and are often a one-person dog, but they can easily adapt to a family household. The Brittany is popular as a companion dog and as a hunting dog. Brittanys make active and enthusiastic hunters and are extremely popular as they are relatively small in size and can be transported easily.
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The coat of a Brittany is easy to maintain with weekly grooming. The ears also need to be checked as this breed can be prone to ear infections.

Exercise and frequent walks are essential for Brittanys.

The Brittany is not expensive to feed, but can be greedy and therefore needs rationing.

The Brittany can be found in tapestries and paintings dating back to the 17th century. It is believed that this breed came from France in the province of Brittany. In the early 1900s in France, these dogs were first exhibited and it wasn't until 1931 that Brittanys made their way to America.

Physical Characteristics:

General Appearance: Small, elegant, intelligent expression with the appearance of agility and ruggedness.
Color: White and orange, white and brown, white and black, liver and white, tricolor or roan.
Coat: Fine, dense hair that is either flat or slightly wavy.
Tail: Naturally short. It is usually docked to 10cm.
Ears: Drop ears, set high, slightly rounded and fringed and covered with straight hair.
Body: Square-build, deep chest, rounded ribs, short back and sloping, muscular shoulders.

Additional Comments:

  • Brittanys suit active owners who want an energetic dog, as they do demand plenty of exercise.
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Two Brittany PuppiesBrittany Puppies Lying on GrassBrittany SniffingBrittany with one Paw Lifted
Brittany SniffingBrittany Sitting Against a White BackgroundBrittany Looking Alert
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