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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.
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