Basics of Dog Breed: Brittany Spaniel

Posted on January 04 2019

Basics of Dog Breed: Brittany Spaniel

The Brittany Spaniel is the smallest dog and the first breed of this category that comes from France. It has a solid frame that contrasts with its natural elegance. He is particularly known for his expressive look and vigor from which he never departed. The Brittany Spaniel is an admirable companion dog. In addition to his calm, calm character, he will delight his adoptive family with a tender tenderness and incredible fidelity. In addition, it turns out to be a very sporty dog, perfect companion for long walks. He has a very strong health and rarely needs to be cared for.

Race history of Brittany Spaniel

The Brittany Spaniel  is, as its name indicates, native of Brittany, more precisely of its center. If the official creation of the race dates from 1907, its history goes back much further. He comes down  from Oysel's dogs  and was the result of crosses between springers, pointers and setters. If he is considered a stop dog, he is originally a hunting dog.

The Breton Spaniel has a characteristic of his own. It is sometimes born without tail (anour) or with a very short tail (brachyoure). The  Fédération Cynologique Internationale  recognizes the race on November 19, 1954.

Physical characteristics of Brittany Spaniel

Its hair : fine, without being silky, it is flattened or slightly wavy, but not curly.
Its color : usually white & black, white & orange or white & brown. Her dress can be tricolor or roan.
Its head : sports a rounded skull, a straight chamfer with almost parallel sides.
Its ears : attached high, they are short, but wide and their mobility is constant when the dog is concentrated or in full action.
Its eyes : expressive, oblique, matching the dress.
Its body : frustoconical with well released shoulders. His chest is rather wide and his back straight.
Its tail: tied up, the tail should ideally measure 3 to 6 cm when cut. Individuals of this breed may have no tail at birth.

Brittany Spaniel's behavior with others

The Brittany Spaniel is a  great  companion of life. He is  happy ,  sporty  and  tender . He will not hesitate to  ask for cuddles  from his master, his family and even strangers, that he will not reject. He is very  faithful  to his adoptive family and asks for  presence as  well as love  in return. Nevertheless, he does not show any glue and will not seek caresses if he is aware of not being able to receive them. He likes to  play  with  children , with whom he is  gentle immeasurable. He appreciates the presence of congeners at his side.

Education of Brittany Spaniel

Very  intelligent , the Breton Spaniel offers no difficulty in his education. He is very  obedient  by nature. Nevertheless, his  education  must be taken as soon as possible to avoid some misguided excesses. Thus, this hunting dog par excellence must learn not to deviate from its trajectory (during walks) if it smells of game. It must also be educated gently because it is a very sensitive dog  . The  firmness  must be de rigueur, otherwise its character sometimes  stubborn  could make it show all the colors to his master.

Living conditions of Brittany Spaniel

The Breton Spaniel is  as sociable with children as adults or other pets. It is suitable for all types of environment. He appreciates as much  the countryside  and its vast expanses as an urban life in apartment. It is not difficult and likes to lounging on an indoor carpet in the company of his master, just like running a whole day outside. However, he  does not accept loneliness  and needs to have someone at his side, be it a human presence or a congener. The Brittany Spaniel needs to go out regularly to get active. Do not forget that this is a hunter in the soul and, as such, it must be able to make long walks.

Health of Brittany Spaniel

The Brittany Spaniel is a robust dog that knows almost no health problems . On the other hand, his ears should be monitored, because the presence of foreign bodies irritates him and can cause infections. The Brittany Spaniel can live up to 14 years in very good health.

Maintenance and hygiene of Brittany Spaniel

The Breton Spaniel is a dog that is very easy to maintain . First, it has the advantage of not having a smell that would bother its masters. Then, he needs nothing to find his cleanliness after getting dirty during a day of hunting.

He needs a bath only very rarely. The  brush  can be carried out  daily . For grooming, it is better to do it at home since the salons are not experienced with this breed. 10 min, 2 to 3 times a year, it remains relatively little.

Food of Brittany Spaniel

The  diet  of the Breton Spaniel must be quite drastic to avoid any overweight. He must be in agreement with his daily sports practice and his energy expenditure. Of  high quality kibble  are often recommended for this dog must have a body capable of supporting long sports sessions.

Physical activity of Brittany Spaniel

The Brittany Spaniel  loves physical exercises . As a  true born athlete , he needs to be out several times a day if he does not have a yard or garden to frolic freely. It has the particularity, despite its small size, to run for a long time without getting too tired.

Price and budge of Brittany Spaniel

The purchase price of a Breton Spaniel is between 1000€ and 1500€.
The annual maintenance cost of a Breton Spaniel is between 1050€ and 1100€.

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