Illustration of Brittany

Known at one time as the Brittany Spaniel, this dog is a relative newcomer from France. He is one of the Hunt, Point and Retrieve breeds, and as such has already proved himself in Kennel Club field trials. His square shape gives him an unusual, clipped style of movement, and though he is a fairly light-built dog, he is capable of carrying hare or pheasant. The breed is not dissimilar to the old coaching dogs of Europe, especially some of the all-purpose gundogs to be found in Germany.

A busy dog, he has an affectionate, easy-going attitude to life. He is easy to train, and his dense, fine coat is not difficult to keep clean.

Breed Group
Vulnerable Native Breed
How much exercise?
More than 2 hours per day
Length of coat
How much grooming?
More than once a week
Supposedly sheds? *
Town or Country
Type of home
Small House
Minimum Garden Size
Over 10 Years

* If you are asthmatic or have an allergy, you should consult your medical advisor before considering obtaining a dog. More information can also be found on the Kennel Club website.


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The Gundog Breed Group

Dogs that were originally trained to find live game and/or to retrieve game that had been shot and wounded. This group is divided into four categories - Retrievers, Spaniels, Hunt/Point/Retrieve, Pointers and Setters - although many of the breeds are capable of doing the same work as the other sub-groups. They make good companions, their temperament making them ideal all-round family dogs.

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