Thursday, July 14, 2011
The Brittany definitely a unique breed. It's a medium-sized dog that has lots of energy. Just as much energy as he has charm. Another fact, (not opinion), about the Brittany is that occasionally people call them Brittany Spaniel. However, it isn't considered as a spaniel. The AKC first registered the breed as the Brittany Spaniel. But on September 1, 1982, the AKC shortened the name to just Brittany because it didn't behave like most other spaniels do. So that's why their proper names are Brittany.
This magnificent breed originated in France. It is named after the French province that it came from. They were bred to get game for their masters. But unlike Pointers, he points and holds the game waiting for their owners to come get the game. The breed arrived in the USA in 1931 and was recognized the AKC in 1934.
This dog is healthy in general, but they're prone to hip dysplasia, eye problems, skin allergies, and epilepsy. It's to live in a rural area for this breed. They need lots of good exercise every day, so having a large yard best for this breed. These dogs like to please, and just they did back then, they are happy to hunt game. The Brittany's coat is easy to groom; just give it a brushing or two every week to keep the coat looking great. And the Brittany likes to have love and attention, making it a good family dog, but monitor small children just in case.
The Brittany really is an amazing dog. It just might be your new best friend.