Function: spaniel/setter of woodcocks
A dog adapting itself to any environment, sociable, with an
intelligent and attentive expression, mentally balanced
A versatile pointing dog, for any game on any terrain, precocious
in revealing its hunting passion. Remarkable in its searching for
game, its gait, its scenting ability, it's ranging in the field,
its spontaneity and the duration of pointing, its retrieving and
its aptitude for training.
for: Active people & families.
12 - 16 yrs
Dog 49 to 50 cm (19.3" to 19.7")
Bitch 48 to 49 cm (18.9" to 19.3").
White and orange, white and black, white and liver with more
or less extensive irregular white patches. Piebald or roan, sometimes
with ticking on the top and sides of the muzzle or the limbs. Equally,
in the case of tricolour coats, with tan spotting (orange to dark
tan) on the top and sides of the muzzle, over the eyes, on the limbs,
on the chest and over the base of the tail. A narrow blaze is desirable
with any colour of coat. A self coloured coat is not allowed.
Fine but not silky, lying flat on the body or with a slight
hint of a wave. Never curly. Short on the head and the front of
the limbs. The hind part of the latter has a heavier coat, furnished
with abundant feathering, diminishing along their length down to
the carpus (wrist) or the tarsus (hock), or even lower.
Appearance: Medium sized, strong body, ears high set
& hang to the side of the head. Nose & eye colour blends with
the body colour. Tail is usually short about 10cm.
The Brittany is a blend of the
spaniels and the setter characteristics. In the 19th century, a
puppy was born with a short tail and happened to be an excellent
worker in the field. As matings along the lines improved this is
the Brittany Spaniel that we know today.
The Brittany is a very active
breed, who is highly intelligent, biddable and keen to please. He
also is affectionate, kind, and loves to be part of the family.
He needs both mental and physical stimulation – such as working,
obedience or agility to keep his mind occupied. He is also passionate
in his hunting and is therefore not suitable for novice pet owners
who are not prepared to give him the exercise he needs, (as his
nose will take him miles away if not trained).
A small amount of trimming may be needed around the ears and feathering
in preparation for the show ring. A good brush once a week is sufficient
to keep his coat in good order.
regular exercise, such as walks off lead, plays in the park are
great to keep them in shape.
For Diet and other general dog health information Health/Nutrition