Overview of Brittany
The Brittany may be the most happy-go-lucky hunting dog you will ever meet! They are bouncy pups who aim to please. With their aristocratic looks and hunting prowess, Brittany's first came into focus in paintings and tapestries of the 17th century. No one knows where these dogs originated from, but they were probably named after the northwesternmost region of Brittany, France, where many served as all-purpose farm dogs. Originally called the Brittany Spaniel, the spaniel part was dropped by the AKC in the '80s because it was determined that this working pup behaved more like a hunting pointer rather than a retrieving spaniel. With a naturally docked tail, Brittany's are perfect for someone who wants a four-legged companion that is neither too big nor too small. They weigh in around 30 - 40 lbs and come in a few different colors; however, liver and white is the most popular. A light combing or brushing once a week should be enough to keep their coat in great shape.
Personality of Brittany
With their sweet-natured personality and desire to please, it is no surprise that Brittany's are so well-loved in the field and the home. They make excellent family pets as long as they get enough exercise. A Brittany would be happiest in a large yard with access to the great outdoors. These pooches are highly trainable and are pretty much wired to do whatever you ask of them! So if you're on the lookout for a dog whose grace and looks have charmed the brushes of French, Flemish, and Dutch masters but isn't afraid to get dirty in the field, look for a Brittany!
Common Health Issues & Recommendations for Brittany Dog
Ear Infection in dogs: The Brittany’s floppy ears tend to trap moisture in the ear canal and should be cleaned regularly to avoid ear infections.
Recommendations for Ear Infections in Brittany Dogs:
- Echo Gold - A natural remedy that is formulated to alleviate inflammation and discomfort caused by ear infections and can encourage healing of the inner and outer ear.
Parasites in dogs: All pups are susceptible to fleas, ticks, mites, and worms and a Brittany is no exception! We recommend deworming your pet at least twice per year, maybe more if they are constantly in the field.
Recommendations for Parasites in Brittany Dogs:
- Parasite Detox Kit - Contains a bundle of natural remedies that can help your pet eliminate parasites, support the liver and kidneys (which may become fatigued from parasites) and can add nutrient support.
Glaucoma in dogs: The Brittany is a breed that is susceptible to developing glaucoma, a degenerative eye disease that may lead to blindness if left untreated. Symptoms include squinting, watery eyes, redness in the eyes and bluing of the cornea (clear part of the eye).