Featured Breed : Brittany
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Life Span:~12-14 years
Litter Size: 1-11 puppies; average 6 puppies
Country of Origin: France 9
Size: Height: Male 17-21 inches (43-53 cm.);
Female 18-20 inches (46-51 cm.)
Weight: Male 35-40 pounds (16-18 kg.);
Female 30-40 pounds (14-18 kg.)
Coat: The coat of Brittany can be described as profound, dense and either flat or wavy. It is better to keep fringe on the breed’s ear and a few feathers decorate the back legs of the breed. The skin of Brittany is not very tight or we may say loose though the skin is considered to be refined and fairly good.
History: The exact information of Brittany was lost, but presumably it could be traced back to French province as the place of origin for the breed. Sharing a lot of similar characteristics with Welsh Springer Spaniel, many people confused the two breeds as from the same genetic origin. Around 1852, Brittany in the current sense had been bred by mating with breeds from England. During the 20th century, Brittany was famous around European area.
Health Issues: The Brittany breed is a healthy and sturdy breed which usually enjoys 13 years of life on average. However, there are also some health concerns regarding this breed. First, hip dysplasia is a common disease for the breed though according to statistics, the percentage of getting this disease has dropped recent years. Second, due to the floppy ear, the inside of the breed’s ear could easily hold moistures and dusts and thus cause severe ear problems. Third, some in the breed do suffer from Epilepsy, leading to severe neurological disorders.
Temperament: Brittany is regarded as joyful, watchful, social, open-minded, generous, sweet, sensitive, versatile and friendly breed. Brittany is very friendly and happy toward family and has a loving heart with children. They are also energetic, active, athletic and vigorous and thus enjoy all kinds of activities. Brittany breed is also ideal companion dog for walking, hiking and outside adventures with owners.
Activity: Brittany does need intensive exercises and they are considered to be highly energetic and vigorous. They should be taken out for regular walk and running on a daily basis. It is better that owners are active and outgoing because this will create positive atmosphere between owners and the breed to enjoy funs together.