Brittany​ - Medium Sized Dogs


Breed Group: Toy Group

Size Group: Medium Dog Breeds

Origin: France

Height: 17.5”-20.5”

Weight: 30-40 lbs

Color: Liver & white, Liver roan, Orange & white, Orange Roan, White & orange, Liver white & orange

Lifespan12-14 years

Temperament: Tireless, loyal, eager, focused



No, we aren’t discussing popstar meltdowns, the Brittany is a medium-sized prized gundog. These pups are incredibly versatile in the field. They are known for their keen noses. Agile, strong, vigorous these pups can point and hold game and can retrieve both on land and in water. Their coat protects them from briars while not long enough to gather significant burrs.

Brittanys are friendly pups and very eager to please. They are easy to train and are tireless when working. These pups love to be with their people and should not be left alone for long periods of time.

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Brittanys have profuse eyebrows to protect their eyes from prickly bushes.


Brittanys are generally very healthy. Some health concerns to be aware of include hip dysplasia, cataracts, cleft palate, epilepsy, hypothyroidism, glaucoma, lens luxation, cerebellar abiotrophy, muscular atrophy.

While you always hope your pet will live a long and healthy life, it is always a good idea to invest in pet health insurance.

Keeping your dog’s mouth clean and problem free goes a long way to your pup’s overall health. Dental hygiene can be the cause or can be the byproduct of other serious health issues.

Visual inspections can be performed to keep track of the signs of potentially waning oral health. These signs can be anything from bad breath to abnormal chewing to loss of appetite.

Keeping ahead of these warning signs can pay dividends. A preventative approach can delay and stop many of the common dental problems from arising.

Oral health can be tackled in five basic steps:

  1. Brushing your dog’s teeth to prevent an undesirable buildup of plaque
  2. Feed your dog a diet where the high quality dog food has dental benefits
  3. Regularly give your dog dental toys and treats
  4. Use mouthwash, to help where brushing misses
  5. At the sign of any abnormalities, consult a vet. You can even do it virtually, from the convenience of your home.

Dogs are just like humans in that they can experience anxiety. The degree to which they are susceptible to anxiety and how they deal with anxiety is breed specific. Left unchecked, initial signs of anxiety could give way to an anxiety disorder. The symptoms of anxiety disorders can lead to a myriad of behavior issues.

Knowing the signs and symptoms will best equip you to keep ahead of it and to nip it in the bud at the earliest signs. There are options available to help with anxiety.

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Brittanys should be brushed once a week to remove any dead hair and to redistribute natural oils. These pups only need to be washed when dirty, with no particular frequency. The hair around the neck and ears will need trimming occasionally. Trim your pup’s nails monthly. Keep your pup’s eyes and ears clean and clear of debris. Brush your pup’s teeth several times per week.  


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These pups need lots of exercise. Plan on spending at least an hour or two a day in activity with your dog. Long walks, hikes, jogging, fetch and other games will all go a long way to tiring out your pup. If not properly exercised this breed can develop nervous habits.


A full-sized Brittany will eat around 2.5 cups of food per day. The exact requirements for your dog will vary based on age and activity level. 

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As with all dogs, early socialization with humans and other dogs is essential. Brittanys are incredibly sensitive dogs. Always avoid harsh criticisms or training methods. They will only cause your dog to become timid and shut down. Calm training methods with loads of positive reinforcement is the best avenue for your pup. Submissive urination, when you pup has an accident caused by excitement or fear, can become an issue with this breed. Deal with this issue patiently and you can eliminate it.

Proper training is essential to ensuring the safety of your dog and those around you. Having your dog come when they should, and in general having them listen is something you want to address early in your pup’s life, as it will pay dividends down the line. There are many tried and true training programs to accomplish this training – faster and better than you might think!

Unless you’re living on a farm, or have the space, a yipping dog, or one that barks all day when you are gone could be an issue with the neighbors and/or landlord. Historically, dogs would bark to communicate with the rest of the pack when hunting and bark as a warning shot to predators eyeing up their flock. Barking is deep rooted in dogs and manifests itself in many ways and for a variety of reasons.

Just like any habit or instinct, there are effective ways you can train this issue away.

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A solid Glucosamine Supplement for hips and joints will go a long way to helping your furry friend.

Other helpful supplements include full-spectrum hemp oil or CBD oil. Fish oil skin and coat supplement.

Ensuring a comprehensive preventative vitamin and mineral plan is essential to keeping your dog healthy. Truth is, there are vitamins and minerals that your dog needs, but doesn’t produce naturally. While many of these vitamins and minerals can be found in your dog’s current diet and dog food, the question becomes, are there enough vitamins to ensure they aren’t deficient.

Poor nutrition can lead to some of the most common health issues, such as weak joints, compromised immunity, increased allergies, and low energy.

Vitamins play a vital role in your pet’s health and overall life expectancy. Here are some multivitamin and joint relief options.

As regulations around marijuana have eased, the emergence of CBD oils for humans and dogs have sprung up.

Just to begin to dispel the negative stigma, CBD extract comes from Hemp, marijuana’s cousin. Unlike its cousin, there are no psychoactive qualities in CBD oil. An emerging number of clinical and institutional studies have shown the wide variety of healing qualities in CBD, including pain management, and the containment of seizures and epileptic episodes.

Explore this remedy further to see all the health benefits that have transformed the lives of so many dogs to date.

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