Brittany Breed Profile


A compact, closely knit dog of medium size, a leggy dog having the appearance, as well as the agility, of a great ground coverer. Strong, vigorous, energetic and quick of movement. Ruggedness, without clumsiness, is a characteristic of the breed. He can be tailless or has a tail docked to approximately four inches.


Orange and white or liver and white in either clear or roan patterns. Some ticking is desirable. A tri-color is a liver and white dog with classic orange markings on eyebrows, muzzle and cheeks, inside the ears and under the tail, freckles on the lower legs are orange.


A happy, alert dog, neither mean nor shy.


The Brittany is a very old breed, with lines dating back as far as 1,800 years ago. They originated in a small province in northern France. The breed was perfected into the hunting and retrieving dog of today over many generations. The first Brittany appeared in North America in 1928 near Vera Cruz, Mexico and made it's way steadily north; arriving in the United States in 1933.

Care Level

Medium (can be destructive)