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Brittany

Brittany

Brittanys are versatile gun dogs whose high energy and affection levels also make them a popular family dog.

About this Breed

The modern Brittany dog originated in the Celtic northwest area of France called Brittany (or Bretagne) around the mid 1800s. This French region conducted commercial business with Wales for thousands of years and it is highly likely that dogs were part of trading. It is thought that due to this and their similar appearance, the Brittany and the Welsh Corgi shared common ancestors. Brittany’s are said to be a cross between a white and mahogany female owned by a French hunter and lemon and white males brought to the area for shooting by an Englishman. Of the two pups they produced, one was considered to have the requisite hunting ability and became popular in the area before becoming renowned among poachers as agile and willing hunters. These highly energetic gun dogs were first recognized by the AKC in 1934.

Brittanys are medium-sized dogs, whose behavior could be considered as hyperactive with a sense of eagerness to please their owners. This extreme level of energy and joy of life makes them a popular family dog whose enthusiasm alone often matches that of a full family. It is important to contain this potentially destructive hyperactivity with regular exercise. While being comfortable living in a house, this is a versatile, well-rounded sporting dog that also excels at hunting. The Brittany has won more dual championships (dog titles in conformation shows and field trials) than any other breed, highlighting their versatility. They are relatively sensitive to being disciplined and, thus, are quick learning hunters. Brittanys are generally orange and white coated, consisting of dense, flat or wavy hair. This breed is easy to groom; not shedding much and only requiring weekly brushing to remain in good condition. This impressive and sweet-natured dog ranks as the 24th most popular breed.

Height

Male: 19-21in

Female: 17-20in

Weight

Male: 30-45lb

Female: 30-40lb

Fun Fact

The Brittany has won more dual championships (dog titles in conformation shows and field trials) than any other breed, highlighting their versatility.

Favorite Names

For Males

  1. Jake
  2. Milo
  3. Oliver
  4. Tucker
  5. Louie
  6. Buddy
  7. Copper
  8. Brody
  9. Jackson
  10. Jack

For Females

  1. Lucy
  2. Maggie
  3. Dixie
  4. Pepper
  5. Molly
  6. Daisy
  7. Zoey
  8. Angel
  9. Lulu
  10. JoJo

Common Locations

  1. Texas, United States
  2. California, United States
  3. Pennsylvania, United States
  4. Illinois, United States
  5. Georgia, United States
  6. North Carolina, United States
  7. Florida, United States
  8. Tennessee, United States
  9. New York, United States
  10. Minnesota, United States

Brittanys on Embark

Explore some Embark dogs that share Brittany ancestry.

  • Autumn

    Autumn

    Purebred

    Oliver

    Oliver

    Purebred

    Oliver

    Oliver

    Purebred

    Pilot

    Pilot

    Purebred

  • Rosie

    Rosie

    Purebred

    Jack

    Jack

    Purebred

    Mimi

    Mimi

    Purebred

    Brad

    Brad

    Purebred

  • Brownie

    Brownie

    Purebred

    Copper

    Copper

    Purebred

    Brody

    Brody

    Purebred

    Otto

    Otto

    Purebred

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