August 20, 2017

AKC and UKC classify breeds into "groups" by their original purpose.
Northern or Spitz types may eventually be sub-divided.
Explore the Group descriptions below, or choose from the
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lifestyle and interests. If you already know just which breed you prefer, use the drop-down
list of all breeds!

Sporting Breeds

Bird dogs hunt and retrieve by scent and sight

Spaniel or Pointer,
Flusher or Setter,
Sporting dogs are
the hunter's go-getter!


Scent and Sight hounds hunt feather or fur

By day or by night,
to tree or to ground,
there's nothing so sweet
as the voice of a hound.

Working Dogs

Service work, police, draft, and protection dogs

Watchman at night,
companion by day,
he does your bidding
at work or at play


Courageous hunters and faithful friends

No fear, no pain,
no game's too rough,
a working terrier
is dog enough!

Toy Breeds

Diminutive, delightful and utterly devoted

A Toy is a toy, a
companion and more,
a treasure, a joy,
and a dog to adore


Utility dogs are multi-purpose, companions

No look-alikes here,
but tricks they can do.
Your very best friend
is rugged and true.

Herding Dogs

Pastoral breeds protect and control stock

They move, gather
and faithfully guard
cattle and sheep and
the kids in the yard.

Miscellaneous/Rare Breeds

Often foreign or newly developed

Shower me not
with gems so rare,
give me instead,
a diamond with hair


They are types or species more than "breeds"

Old as the dingo,
wild as the wind,
wise as coyote,
Man's very best friend

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Brittany Dog & Puppy Breed Information
The Brittany averages 35 pounds and 18” tall. He has a dense wavy coat in orange and white or liver and white. Considered a “leggy” dog he’s quick, agile and easily trained for hunting. Full of happy energy the Brittany, when raised with the kids, can keep up with them wherever they go.

Brittany Puppy & Breed Information

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Originally called Brittany Spaniel but now called Brittany, was named for the providence in France where he came from in the 17th century. Because of his resemblance it is thought his origin evolved from the Welsh Springer Spaniel. He does very well on the hunt as well as a good companion dog.

Brittany Coat, Color, Care: Regular brushing of his dense wavy or flat, never curly, coat and short tail makes him easy to care for. Bathe only when necessary and check and clean his ears regularly. You’ll have to be skilled in trimming as its important for the correct displaying of a “show dog”.

Brittany Personality: Being intelligent, independent, and enthusiastic, he always appears to be happy and ready to go. He has a loving gentle manner as a companion as well as the stamina to hunt bird or hare all day, he will even retrieve from water and doesn’t care what terrain he’s in. Extensive socializing as a puppy is good in preventing him from becoming timid or nervous and he doesn’t do well left alone. He may piddle and whine when he’s excited.

Exercise Requirements: Brittanies need frequent exercise. If they aren’t hunting they need to be taken on daily long walks, jogs or swimming to release pent up energy, this will prevent hyperactivity and nervous habits such as chewing or barking. A Brittany should always walk beside you not out in front so obedience training is always a good idea which works on his mental health as well.

Health Concerns: Living 10-12 years, the Brittany should be checked for hip dysplasia which is common with fast growing breeds but can be modified by diet. He may also suffer from seizures. Allergies, itching, or thyroid imbalance is often the result of environmental factors, not excluding medication side effects. A natural (partially home cooked) diet may correct such disorders.

More Brittany photos, puppy pictures, and the Official Brittany Breed Standard

Brittany AKC Standard
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