Brittanys are the ultimate athletic, outdoorsy breed—happy, upbeat and eager-to-please. In terms of looks, they are good-looking, medium-sized dogs with cute, soft faces and bold white and orange or white and liver-coloured coats, often with bold spots. As a dual-purpose dog breed, these dogs will work hard for their owners, whether as a companion for hunting or for field eventing.
Bred by the peasantry in Northern France in the 17th century, these dogs are a mixture between a spaniel and a pointer, making excellent and versatile bird hunters with both pointing and retrieving abilities. But they’re not just a working dog! As pets, Brittanys are a friendly, fun and gentle family dog, who are great around kids, strangers and other animals. They just want to have a good time and make sure everyone else is too. They are just as happy to join their humans on swims and hikes as they are to get a nice pat or treat, and are extremely easy to train. However, because of their high energy, Brittanys need a family that are willing to indulge them, giving them adequate daily exercise, as when they’re bored, they can be destructive. So if you get a Brittany, make sure you have a big backyard!
Daily kibble serving
Brushed 1-2 times weekly
To keep your Brittany healthy, feed them high-quality dog food with high-quality protein to fuel their high energy. They are not fussy dogs and will eat what they’re given. If your dog has thyroid issues, you’ll also want to find soy-free options. Adult Brittanys eat between three and four cups of food every day, as they burn a lot of calories on a day-to-day basis.