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The Brittany is a medium-sized dog with a cobby, short-coupled and muscular build. They have a lively, friendly expression and an attractive medium length coat that is fine and flat or slightly waved.

12 – 15 years
14 – 18kg
47 – 51cm
They come in orange and white, liver and white, black and white, tri-colour and roan
UK Kennel Club Groups
The need-to-know
  • Dog suitable for owners with some experience
  • Extra training required
  • Generally healthy breed
  • Enjoys vigorous walks
  • Enjoys more than two hours of walking a day
  • Medium dog
  • Minimum drool
  • Requires grooming every other day
  • Chatty and vocal dog
  • Barks and alerts to visitors/anything unusual
  • Generally friendly with other dogs
  • Gets along with other pets with training
  • Great family dog
  • Needs a large garden
  • Can live in semi-rural areas
  • Can be left alone with training
Generally healthy breed

As with many breeds, the Brittany dog (or 'Brittany Spaniel') can suffer from:
- Hip dysplasia 
- Lens luxation¹ which is a condition where the lens moves from it's normal position in the eye which will result in vision loss and can cause pain.
- Glaucoma which is a painful condition where the pressure in the eye builds up.
Priority Kennel Club health schemes and testing: 
- Hip dysplasia screening scheme 

¹D. Gould et al, 'ADAMTS17 mutation associated with primary lens luxation is widespread among breeds', 2011, Veterinary Ophthalmology


Sociable and affectionate, the Brittany still retains a desire to hunt using sight and scent, and they are a busy, characterful dog with plenty of stamina and speed. Due to their sociable nature with people and other dogs, they make an excellent family dog with the right amount of exercise, training and entertainment, but this is not a dog to leave bored or unfulfilled!

Did You Know?

  • Brittany’s can be long tailed or can have a natural stubby tail; -or sometimes even be born totally tailless.
  • Brittany’s are known to become very attached to their owners and are prone to developing separation anxiety, so this isn’t a suitable breed if you spend a lot of time out the house.
  • Brittany type dogs can be traced back to tapestries and paintings from the 17th century.
  • The Brittany gets its name from the French Province it comes from.
  • It’s thought that Brittany’s and Welsh Springer Spaniels are closely related and share the same ancestors.
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