The Brittany is the
smallest of the gun dogs. He has been a hunting companion, pointing and
retrieving feathered game alongside the Breton peasants since the 1800s.
The Brittany Spaniel is a compact dog that stands about 20 1/2 inches tall.
His short, dense coat is white with orange markings or white with liver
markings. He has much less feathering than the other spaniels and
therefore requires less grooming. The Brittany is born without a tail
or has his tail docked to about four inches to prevent injury in the
The Brittany Spaniel is quick, agile,
strong, and energetic. He makes an excellent companion for the
sports-minded hunter. He is an affectionate, friendly, loyal,
good-tempered animal. Although the Brittany generally becomes a one-person
dog, he will happily live in a household as a family pet. He is a good watch dog
and interacts well with children and other household pets.
A highly intelligent dog, he will
benefit from a trainer that uses a firm but soft hand. This is an active sporting dog!
His owner should desire an athletic, high-energy animal. Plenty of good romping room and long runs will
curb any restlessness.