General Information

Dog NameBrittany Spaniel
Other NamesFrench Brittany
Scientific NameCanis lupus familiaris
Breed TypeSpaniel
Country of OriginFrance

Physical And Size

Min Life Span12
Max Life Span14
Min Ideal Weight for male13
Max Ideal Weight for male18
Min Ideal Weight for female13
Max Ideal Weight for male18


Intelligent Rank
Affection Level
Social Needs
Watchdog Ability


TemperamentMellow, Energetic, Bright
Prey DriveYes
Fighting DogNo


Stranger FriendlyMedium
Child FriendlyHigh
Cat FriendlyMedium
Apartment FriendlyMedium
Senior Citizens FriendlyMedium
Service DogMedium
Search and Rescue DogMedium
Biting PotentialMedium
Country of
Nicknames and Other NamesFrench Brittany, Brittany Wiegref,
Epagneul Breton
Scientific NameCanis lupus familiaris
Breed TypeSpaniel
GroupSporting Group
Bred ForHunting feathered game
Life Span12-14 years
Ideal Weight30-40 pounds (male and female)
Ideal Height17.5-20.5 inches (male and female)
Fur TypeMedium in length, dense, flowing wavy
Common ColorsLiver and White, White and Orange, Liver Roan, Orange Roan, Liver White and Orange
MarkingsTicked, Roan, Spotted
AvailabilityWidely available
Suitable for
Moderately suitable
Used in World
Most Similar ToWelsh Springer Spaniel

Brittany dogs are medium-sized dogs with a dense and flat curly coat. They have a beautiful face with an enchanting expression that will easily manipulate you.

Brittany is a happy gun dog with lots of energy-filled inside them. So, if you’re planning to get one, then you must have a healthy schedule to keep your pet happy. These breeds are best suited for homes with an active family.

Origin and History

Brittany was first recognized as a distinct breed in 1907 in France and the first record of Brittany dogs are visual paintings dating to the 17th century. It is said that the Brittany dog takes the name from the Celtic area of northwest France which lie just across the English channel from wales.

It’s easy to see some common characteristics of the Brittany and the Welsh Springer, it’s probably had, common ancestors.

Modern Brittanys started to take shape in the mid-1800s and it is said that they were the result of a cross between a white and mahogany female and a lemon and white male brought to Brittany for shooting. Brittany ranks 30th among the breeds recognized by American Kennel Club.

Are They Child Friendly?

Yes, Brittanys are child-friendly because they are said to be a good choice for a family with active children but their energy level might be overwhelming for toddlers. They love to chase, jump and play with the kids in the field.

Brittany Dog And Its Friend Having A Photo Shoot Together.

Brittanys are friendly, playful and affectionate and won’t show any aggressive behavior to children. Brittany loves kids and is very protective of them. They sporting dogs and are likely to play with the kids in the yard. They seek attention from everyone to be an active dog in the home.

Behavior, Temperament, And Personality

Brittanys are even-tempered and happy dogs. These are alert with curious and eager to please its people. Brittanys are not just energetic, they are smart and intelligent which makes them quick learners.

Brittanys are an ideal family pet even great swimmers and can be a great companion if you take them out with you. They are not aggressive to people but are quite suspicious of strangers, if socialized and trained properly, they can be one of the well-behaved dogs you can ever have.

Brittany: I Love Being Loved. Image Source- Instagram @bubba.grump.thebritt.

Separation anxiety is the main problem for Brittany dogs if left alone for a long period of time. It will be destructive and depressed if not exercised timely.

Related: Brittany Dog Breed Behavior.


Brittanys are easy to train because Brittanys have great intelligence power. Brittanys are highly intelligent which makes them quick learners and will take obedience training easily.

Positive reinforcement is the best way to train Brittany dogs as they will be motivated since the punishment will lead to unusual behaviors and aggression.

Brittanys are good hunters but they have the tendency to become shy so early socialization is essential to expose them to people and it makes them a good companion.


Some of the facts related to Brittany dogs are as follows:

  • Brittany’s lips are expected to be dry so that the fur won’t stick to it.
  • The height at the shoulder is the same as the length of the body.

Health issues

General HealthHealthy
Common Health IssuesHip Dysplasia, Hypothyroidism, Epilepsy,
Elbow Dysplasia, Diabetes, Cancer
Vaccination RequiredCanine Parainfluenza, Rabies,
Canine Distemper,
Canine Parvovirus, Canine Coronavirus,
Leptospirosis, Kennel Cough,
SheddingMinimal Shedding
DroolingHigh Drooler
GroomingEasy and low required
Weight Gain PotentialAverage
Separation AnxietyHigh Chance
Diets and Supplements1000-1200 Calories per day
Protein: 26%
Fat: 5%

Hip Dysplasia: It is a condition in which the hip socket joint does not cover the upper portion of the thighbone.

Epilepsy: It is a nervous system disorder in which brain activity becomes abnormal.

Hypothyroidism: It is a disorder of endocrine system in which the thyroid gland does not produce enough hormone.


Brittanys are found in six different colors. They are:

  • Liver and White
  • Orange and White
  • Piebald
  • Tri-color
  • Roan
  • Black and White


Brittany dogs can give birth to 1 to 11 puppies.

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First point! Squirrel!!! ??

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Brittany dog puppy.


You can find Brittany puppy priced from $400 to $2500 USD for the pure breed.


Brittanys are 17 to 20 inches tall and weighs about 30 to 40 pounds.

Which Dog Breed Are They Similar To?

Some of the breeds similar to Brittany dogs are:

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