The Brittany was named for the French province of Brittany and may be the a result of crossing the Orange and White Setter and some not clearly identified French dog. Since the Brittany looks a lot like the Welsh Springer Spaniel some think the two may be related. The breed is one of the most popular pointing breeds for bird hunting. In some countries the breed is referred to as a "Brittany Spaniel",
The Brittany is a happy dog by nature; it is sociable and gentle and excellent with children. This dog is very intelligent and is used to new experience. It is used to being in the midst of events and enjoys being one of the group. Sometimes though it can be stubborn and difficult to train, and may be wary of strangers. This dog is fairly quiet, and generally needs very little human companionship. It is a hardy dog though and doesn't see other pets or small children as prey, but it will alert the family to strangers.
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This breed can however suffer from separation anxiety. It is not recommended that the Brittany be left alone for long periods. Care: The Brittany is a dog that has relatively few tangles and maintenance is not very high.