The Brittany is a medium-sized leggy dog with floppy ears, and a medium wavy or flat coat. The coat colors may be orange and white, liver and white, liver tricolored, black tricolored, and black and white. Usually the tail is docked, but that practice is falling out of favor and is illegal in parts of the world.
The name "Brittany" comes from a region in northwestern France. Orange and white spaniels were pictured in tapestries from the 17th century. The dogs made excellent bird retrievers. Prior to the 1982, this breed was referred to the Brittany Spaniel, but it is now officially called simply Brittany.
The Brittany is happy and active and is popular with hunters and pet owners alike due to the intelligence and trainability. As bright, active dogs, Brittanys need a good amount of exercise to keep them from being destructive or high strung. Good with children when socialized from a young age.
Breed Club Links: The American Brittany Club
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