Frequently described as a spaniel, in behaviour the rather square-built Brittany appears to have more in common with the setters, certainly in terms of height. It is not a particularly gainly dog, the legs appearing rather out of proportion to the body. The tail is naturally short in length, but it is customarily docked to a maximum length of 10cm (4in).
History of Brittany
An old breed, it underwent a revival in its native France in the early 1900s.
It has since become popular in the USA.
A good all-rounder in the field, the Brittany can hunt, point, and retrieve.
Other names of Brittany: Epagneul Breton.
Identification keys of Brittany
nostrils enable scent to be detected more easily
medium-length, tapering muzzle
rather short ears, with rounded tips
maximum tail length is 10cm (4in)
height at withers corresponds to length of body
stifles well bent, feathering extends to mid-thigh
strong, yet relatively small, feet with thick pads
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