Brittany

Group: Gundog
Size: Medium
Coat length: Medium
Grooming required: More than once a week
Coat sheds: No
Home size: Small or Large House
Garden size: Large
Lifespan: Over 10 Years
Exercise: More than an hour per day
The Brittany is a lovable and trainable breed with plenty of energy.

They are a medium-sized dog, quite square in shape. They have flat or wavy silky fur that comes in various colours with white or tricolour. Their coat is very weather resistant. They come from France and were bred to accompany a hunter out shooting birds.

They are happy, enthusiastic and eager to please but capable of independent thought. They are normally good with strangers and children and generally get on well with other animals. They need lots of exercise and have plenty of stamina.

Regular normal grooming is needed to keep the coat looking good and the dangling ears need checking regularly too. They are prone to hip dysplasia, seizures and chest cancer.