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Brittany Dog Information - History of the Brittany
The Brittany dog history is a wonderful cultivation of the desire and effort to have
the perfect bird dog, hunting dog, gun dog and show Brittany. Professional
Brittany breeders work very hard to ensure their Brittany dogs and their Brittany
puppies for sale conform to AKC and CKC standards for the Purebred Brittany.
Since the mid 19th century this was known as the Breton peasant's hunting dog, in the isolated northwest French province of Brittany. The Brittany is regarded as the smallest of the versatile gun dogs. This breed is able to point and retrieve game and works equally well in open country or dense cover. This breed is believed to have been developed from a cross between an English Setter and a small French land spaniel. Brittanys are happy and alert dogs they make wonderful companions for the weekend hunter. They like activity and need daily exercise. A Brittany makes a fine family pet and a gentle friend at home and even in an apartment. They respond well to training and they are quick learners and eager to please. The Brittany measures from 17.5 to 20.5 inches at the shoulders and weighs from 30 to 40 lbs. Their coat is dense and of medium length. The fur can be flat or wavy. Brittanys are either born tailless or have their tail docked shortly after birth. The tail is docked to prevent injury to the dog while running in the fields and forests. A Brittany requires very little grooming. The ears have only a moderate amount of fringing. The feathering at the back of their legs should not be heavy and excessive. The colours of a Brittany are orange & white, liver & white. Ticking of the fur colour is acceptable. Roan patterns or factors of any of these colours are permitted.

The Brittany was first exhibited in the Paris dog show in 1900, their reputation in the field soon spread among sportsmen around the world. This breed was first imported to this continent in the 1920's. The C.K.C. and the A.K.C. recognized the Brittany in 1934. In Canada the breed is called "Brittany Spaniel". In the United States the breed is called "Brittany".