Recognized: AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI, KC (GB), KUSA
Height: 17½ -20½ in (44-51cm)
Weight: 30-40 lb (13.5-18kg)
Coat: Body coat flat and dense, never curly; a little feathering on legs
Color: Orange and white or liver and white in clear or roan patterns, or tricolor (also black and white in the UK)
|The Brittany, formerly known as the Brittany Spaniel,
is the only spaniel in the world that points to game. It
is al fine woodcock dog and will also retrieve wildfowl.
Believed to have originated in Spain or the Argoat
forests of Brittany, it has also been suggested that the
Brittany may be the progeny of an English Red and
White Setter dog and a Breton bitch. In the l800s,
a popular pastime for English gentry was woodcock-
hunting in France. Most brought their own dogs, and
inevitably some of these pointers and setters bred with
The Brittany has high energy, intelligence, and great
affection for its family. It does not respond well to
rough handling, but gentle handling reaps rewards.
It requires daily brushing and plenty of exercise.