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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
Weight: 30 to 40 lbs
Size: Height: 17½ to 20½ inches
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Orange and white, liver and white, or liver and white with orange markings, in a clear or roan pattern.
14 to 15 years.
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.
OK for inexperienced owners?
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Easy to train?
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Good jogging partner?
Suitable canine sports/activities:
field trial, obedience, agility, conformation
Known health problems:
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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
Page Last Updated: February 1, 2018