Brittanys were bred as gundogs, and they definitely have birds on the brain. Although they’re often called Brittany Spaniels, the American Kennel Club dropped the word “spaniel” from this pointing breed’s name in 1982. The energetic Brittany is a versatile family companion and hunting dog who works more closely to the hunter than other pointing breeds.

Watch and learn about Brittany dog’s key characteristics:

Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability:

Brittany is rated 3 out of 5 in Adaptability. This means Brittany has scored high and is suitable in Adaptability parameter.

Brittany is rated 1 out of 5 in Adaptibility in living in apartment. This means Brittany has scored low and is not suitable in Adaptibility in living in apartment parameter.

Brittany is rated 3 out of 5 in Good For Novice Owners. This means Brittany has scored high and is suitable in Good For Novice Owners parameter.

Brittany is rated 5 out of 5 in Sensitivity Level. This means Brittany has scored high and is suitable in Sensitivity Level parameter.

Brittany is rated 1 out of 5 in Tolerates Being Alone. This means Brittany has scored low and is not suitable in Tolerates Being Alone parameter.

Brittany is rated 4 out of 5 in Tolerates Cold Weather. This means Brittany has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Cold Weather parameter.

Brittany is rated 3 out of 5 in Tolerates Hot Weather. This means Brittany has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Hot Weather parameter.

All Around Friendliness:

Brittany is rated 5 out of 5 in All Around Friendliness. This means Brittany has scored high and is suitable in All Around Friendliness parameter.

Brittany is rated 5 out of 5 in Affectionate with Family. This means Brittany has scored high and is suitable in Affectionate with Family parameter.

Brittany is rated 5 out of 5 in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs. This means Brittany has scored high and is suitable in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs parameter.

Brittany is rated 5 out of 5 in Friendly Dog. This means Brittany has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Dog parameter.

Brittany is rated 4 out of 5 in Friendly Toward Strangers. This means Brittany has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Toward Strangers parameter.

Health Grooming:

Brittany is rated 4 out of 5 in Health Grooming. This means Brittany has scored high and is suitable in Health Grooming parameter.

Brittany is rated 3 out of 5 in Amount Of Shedding. This means Brittany has scored high and is suitable in Amount Of Shedding parameter.

Brittany is rated 5 out of 5 in Drooling Potential. This means Brittany has scored high and is suitable in Drooling Potential parameter.

Brittany is rated 3 out of 5 in Easy To Groom. This means Brittany has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Groom parameter.

Brittany is rated 4 out of 5 in General Health. This means Brittany has scored high and is suitable in General Health parameter.

Brittany is rated 3 out of 5 in Potential For Weight Gain. This means Brittany has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Weight Gain parameter.

Brittany is rated 3 out of 5 in Size. This means Brittany has scored high and is suitable in Size parameter.

Trainability:

Brittany is rated 4 out of 5 in Trainability. This means Brittany has scored high and is suitable in Trainability parameter.

Brittany is rated 3 out of 5 in Easy To Train. This means Brittany has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Train parameter.

Brittany is rated 5 out of 5 in Intelligence. This means Brittany has scored high and is suitable in Intelligence parameter.

Brittany is rated 3 out of 5 in Potential For Mouthiness. This means Brittany has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Mouthiness parameter.

Brittany is rated 5 out of 5 in Prey Drive. This means Brittany has scored high and is suitable in Prey Drive parameter.

Brittany is rated 3 out of 5 in Tendency To Bark Or Howl. This means Brittany has scored high and is suitable in Tendency To Bark Or Howl parameter.

Brittany is rated 4 out of 5 in Wanderlust Potential. This means Brittany has scored high and is suitable in Wanderlust Potential parameter.

Exercise Needs:

Brittany is rated 5 out of 5 in Exercise Needs. This means Brittany has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs parameter.

Brittany is rated 5 out of 5 in Energy Level. This means Brittany has scored high and is suitable in Energy Level parameter.

Brittany is rated 3 out of 5 in Intensity. This means Brittany has scored high and is suitable in Intensity parameter.

Brittany is rated 5 out of 5 in Exercise Needs. This means Brittany has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs parameter.

Brittany is rated 5 out of 5 in Potential For Playfulness. This means Brittany has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Playfulness parameter.

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Sporting Dogs

Height

1 foot, 5 inches to 1 foot, 8 inches tall at the shoulder

Weight

30 to 40 pounds

Life Span

10 to 13 years

Highlights

Brittanys are high-energy dogs. They need at least an hour of intensive exercise each day. Without sufficient exercise, your Brittany may become neurotic and destructive.Brittanys are smart and need mental stimulation as well as physical exercise. Training for dog sports is a great way to provide this.Brittanys don’t respond well to harsh treatment. Be gentle and consistent but firm — don’t let them run the household.Brittanys are people-oriented and don’t like to be left alone for long periods of time without something to keep them busy. If you work outside the home, you should consider getting two Brittanys to keep each other company.Although they are friendly and like children, it’s not recommended that you let your small children play with your Brittany without supervision. Your Brittany has so much energy and enthusiasm, he may accidentally injure your child.To get a healthy dog, never buy a puppy from an irresponsible breeder, puppy mill, or pet store. Look for a reputable breeder who tests her breeding dogs to make sure they’re free of genetic diseases that they might pass onto the puppies, and that they have sound temperaments.