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Also known as: American Brittany, Brittany Pointer, Brittany Spaniel

Breed origin: France
Original purpose: Bird dog.

AKC recognized: 1934
AKC group: Sporting

Size: Weight: 30 to 40 lbs
Size: Height: 17½ to 20½ inches
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Color: Orange and white, liver and white, or liver and white with orange markings, in a clear or roan pattern.

Life span: 14 to 15 years.

General characteristics/temperament: The Brittany is happy, alert, strong, active, and agile. They have high energy levels and require a lot of exercise and activity. They made excellent family pets as long as sufficient exercise and training can be provided. Early and frequent socialization is also very important for this breed. Originally called the Brittany Spaniel, the AKC has officially changed the breed name to simply the Brittany because their hunting style more closely resembles that of pointers, not spaniels.

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OK for inexperienced owners? Yes

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Easy to train? Yes

Energy/Activity Level: High

Good jogging partner? Yes

Suitable canine sports/activities: field trial, obedience, agility, conformation

Known health problems: Ear infections.

Additional photos of Brittany

Recommended books for further reading:

Brittanys (A Complete Pet Owner's Manual)
By Dan Rice, DVM
Published in 2008
96 pages

A New Owner's Guide to Brittanys
By Beverly Millette
Published in 2000
160 pages

Brittany (A Comprehensive Owner's Guide)
By Richard G. Beauchamp
Published in 2004
160 pages

The New Complete Brittany
By Maxwell Riddle
Published in 1987
304 pages

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Other websites for additional information:

American Kennel Club breed page
American Brittany Club
Wikipedia breed information page
American Brittany Rescue
National Brittany Rescue and Adoption Network

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