Brittanys were bred as gundogs, and they definitely have birds on the brain.
There are TOP 10 interesting facts about Brittany.
Legend has it that the first ancestor of the modern Brittany was bred about the mid-1800s in a town in the Valley of Douron. The dogs of Brittany and Wales likely had the same ancestors, and today's Welsh Springer and Brittany share many similar physical characteristics.
The Brittany is a compact dog of medium build. They are leggy in appearance and are built for great agility and stamina. This build gives the Brittany the ability to cover large amounts of ground quickly. The breed has either a docked tail or is without a tail. The Brittany stands between 17 and 20 inches and weighs 30 to 40 pounds (13 to 18 kilograms).
The Brittany is a friendly, bright dog who is full of energy. His sweet disposition is good for children and he usually does not mind some roughhousing. Eager to please, Brittanys enjoy being taught basic obedience and they are quick learners.
Highly intelligent, Brittanies take well to obedience training. Positive reinforcement is the best way to teach them as harsh behavior will cause the Brittany to develop avoidance behaviors and can upset their sensitive nature. Hunters don't need to train Brittanies in the field, beyond basic commands as their abilities are hard-wired.
They are best suited to a home with an active owner who will take time to train and hunt with the dog. The Brittany should at least have a fenced yard to run in. They can be restless and may be prone to excessive barking or roaming. Early obedience, socialization and daily exercise are a must.
6) Shy Dogs
Their shyness can lead to excessive whining and urination in the house. When overly excited or nervous, Brittanies can be sure to piddle on the floor and whine uncontrollably. Early and frequent socialization will prevent this nervous behavior.
Brittanies are hunting dogs, but don’t skip this breed if you’re not a hunter; they also excel at canine sports, including agility, flyball and obedience, and enjoy running, hiking and playing fetch with their people.
The double coat of the Brittany is dense, and either flat or wavy. The coat is designed not to absorb or hold water or dirt. The coat comes in a variety of colors-orange and white, liver and white, black and white, and some tri-color.
On a shedding scale, I would put Brittany Spaniels at slightly-above-average. In other words, you need to not mind dog hair on your clothing and furnishings.
10) Separation Anxiety
More than most other breeds, Brittanys need a great deal of companionship and do not like being left alone for more than a few hours. Some Brittany Spaniels become anxious, which they express by chewing and barking.