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Brittany Spaniel


The Brittany is a gun dog, bred for bird hunt. Although they have a strong prey instinct, they are good natured and gentle, and can be sensitive to over-correction. With enough exercise (about an hour a day, at least) the Brittany can be a happy, devoted member of a household as well.

Adult Size

  • Medium

Amount of Shedding

  • Sheds Normally

Appropriate Environment

  • Doesn’t Do Well in Apartments
  • Fenced In Yard
  • House
  • Invisible Fenced Yard

Behavior if Left Alone

  • Doesn’t Like Being Left Alone

Breed Group

  • Sporting Group

Coat Length

  • Short Coat

Coat Quality

  • Smooth Coat


  • Liver & White
  • Liver Roan
  • Liver White & Orange
  • Orange & White
  • Orange Roan
  • White & Liver
  • White & Orange


  • Doesn’t Really Drool

Energy Level

  • Highly Energetic
  • Very Energetic

Exercise Needs

  • Needs Lots of Exercise

Full Grown Height

  • 17-20″

Full Grown Weight

  • 31-35lbs
  • 36-40lbs

General Health

  • Healthy Breed

Good Choice for New Dog Owners

  • Good Dog for Your First Dog

Good Dog for Cold Weather?

  • Can Manage in Cold Weather

Good Dog for Hot Weather?

  • Doesn’t Do Well in Hot Weather

Good With Children?

  • Good with Kids
  • Great With Kids
  • Very Good With Kids


  • Requires Occasional Brushing


  • Smart
  • Very Intelligent


  • Affectionate
  • Very Affectionate


  • Playful
  • Very Playful

Recommended OFA Tests

  • Eye Examination by ACVO Ophthalmologist
  • Health Elective: Either: OFA Cardiac Evaluation – OR – OFA Elbow Dysplasia evaluation – OR OFA Patellar Luxation Evaluation – OR OFA Thyroid Evaluation
  • Hip Dysplasia OFA/OVC Evaluation or PennHIP

Social Behavior with Dogs

  • Socializes Well with Other Dogs

Top Life Expectancy

  • 12 years
  • 13 years
  • 14 years

Training Tendencies

  • Easy to Train
  • Relatively Easy to Train
  • Very Easy to Train

Vocalization Tendencies

  • Barks or Howls Appropriately