The Breton spaniel, a wonderful companion

A real ball of love, the Brittany Spaniel is an ideal companion dog for a very active and active family. Sociable with other animals as well as with children, he is a sensitive and gentle dog, which in no way detracts from his great hunting abilities.

The Brittany Spaniel, a pointing dog of Breton origin

Origin of the Brittany Spaniel

As its name suggests, this spaniel is a pointing dog of Breton origin. Officialized in 1908 by the Club of the Breton spaniel with a short natural tail, this breed resulting from numerous crossings of hunting dogs, was recognized internationally only in 1954 by the Federation Cynologique Internationale.

Brittany Spaniel Standard

The Brittany Spaniel is the smallest pointing dog (48 to 51 cm for a male and 47 to 50 cm for a female, for a weight of 13 to 18 kg).

Son stocky and muscular body has a straight back, the tail is short carried high, some subjects are born anurans or brachyurans.

The lower limbs are strong and flexible, the head is well proportioned wearing a soft stop. The ears, wide, short and very mobile are carried high, the oblique eyes are very expressive dark and not globular.

The dress is silky, flat to slightly wavy, feathered on hind limbs. One-color dresses are not allowed by the standard. The colors allowed are white and black, white and brown, or white and orange. Roan or tricolor coats are accepted.

Behavior of the Brittany Spaniel

Very balanced dog, the spaniel is adaptable provided that it is always surrounded. Very intelligent, it is however necessary to educate him from an early age to prevent him from picking up bad habits.

For hunting it is easy and enthusiastic, it is a pointer specialized in duckhowever it remains very versatile in all terrains and on most game.

Playful, cheerful, reliable and docilehe gets along well with children and perfectly tolerates the other animals present in the house. family. Sportsman, he need to spend and will not be able to live in an apartment or with a sedentary or too often absent family because he needs company.


Self-cleaning, this dog has no need for special grooming and doesn’t shed a lot of hair. Able to live up to 14 years, the Brittany spaniel does not really experience recurring health problems provided that his ears are checked after each walk (foreign body). Beware of gluttony which risks making him overweight, especially if he does not have his daily dose of sport!

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