Northwestern France is the hometown of Brittany and it was bred in the city of Douron in the middle of 1800, records affirm that Brittany and Wales share similar ancestry and evidently, they share similar physical attributes. Brittany got its name from the French town and originally, it was recognized as Brittany spaniel.
Amazing about the breed was the combination of some incredible attributes like retrieving the way a spaniel does and points like a setter which makes up for the belief that the breed was crossed with English setters.
1907 was the first time Brittany got its recognition and had its first standards presented the same year. It also got recognized as a breed in America in 1931 and in 1937 it earned the approval of the American kennel club. Later, around 1982 Brittany dropped its spaniel feature and carried on with Brittany as its name.
Brittany is a bright-spirited and friendly dog with lots of energy and vigor. They are also friendly with children but care must be taken with little children. Brittany is an intelligent dog and gets excited when taught or given commands. Brittany dog breeds are very loyal and obedient, they are fast learners and this makes them a better option for first-timers as housebreaking won’t be hard.
They are friendly with other dogs and mildly friendly to strangers. They are loud and heavy barkers and maybe little restless when bored, which makes them the wrong choice for busy owners. They are highly inquisitive and independent, these features put them on a constant chase and hunting for fun and birds.
Brittany is a very sensitive dog and alerts on commands especially when early training and socialization take place. More so, this dog does not like being alone and gets destructive and unpredictable when left alone for prolonged hours.
Brittany’s are energetic dogs and demand a lot of space to satisfy their activity needs, this attribute makes it impossible for an apartment living owner. But for a house, Brittany can cope as long as there is a garden or a yard for it to keep up with its bird hunting.
A country home with a large field is also one of the best environments when you want to have a happy and strong Brittany at home. You will also find the use of a leash is important to keep your best friend from straying as they love to wander away while chasing prey, or you can count on the instructions it has learned to find its way back when it strays.
For the different weather, this breed copes fine in cold weather and mildly in the hot seasons.
Like most dogs and a high-energy demand breed as this, Brittany hungers for intense exercise to keep its vigor in place. A lover of games it is and needs about an hour of adequate exercises every day to prevent it from becoming bored and getting unpleasant.
Regular stimulation of the mind, as well as the physical body, are part of an excellent dog lifestyle. Brittany is a loyal breed to its owners and does not like being alone, So, if you have a Brittany or planning to get one, remember to take it on hikes, walking, and running, a perfect dog it is when jogging every morning.
Since it is not a very hairy dog, tedious grooming may not be necessary, which means, a little brushing of the coat once or twice every week with a hound glove or a soft brush is enough to keep your dog looking good and fresh all the time.
The ears need to be checked and cleaned regularly to prevent the wax formation and the nails, trimmed when they grow worn or affects hard surfaces. Regular bathing and brushing of the teeth are also important in keeping the dog well.
Our Brittany puppies for sale come from either USDA licensed commercial breeders or hobby breeders with no more than 5 breeding mothers. USDA licensed commercial breeders account for less than 20% of all breeders in the country.
The unregulated breeders who are selling outside of the USDA regulations and without a license are what we consider to be “Puppy Mills.” We are committed to offering Brittany puppies who will grow up to become important members of your family. We only purchase puppies from the very best sources, and we stand behind every puppy we sell.