All About a Brittany Spaniel
The Brittany is an intelligent, easy-going breed that gets along well with children and other dogs, although because if its natural hunting tendancies, care should be taken with other small pets.
This breed is easy to train because of its high intelligence. It can be slightly reserved with strangers, although it is not known to be a good watchdog or a guard dog. Apart from being a natural hunting dog it makes a great companion dog because of its tendency to play and fool around.
Grooming a Brittany Spaniel
Hair type: Brittany Spaniels have a single coat that is lightly feathered, never curly, but dense, flat or wavy. Brittanys come in a variety of colours, orange and white coat or liver and white, orange roan and liver roan.
Daily coat care: Regular brushing of the medium-length, flat coat is really all that is needed to keep it in good condition. Bathe or dry shampoo when necessary. A low-maintenance dog that is a very light shedder.
Recommended groom frequency: Brittany Spaniels should receive a professional grooming every 6-8 weeks.
A full dog groom at Petmania Grooming Studios will include - Full wash, dry, nail clip, ear clean & pluck, breed standard hair cut and conditioning spray.
Depending on the size and age of your Brittany Spaniel, you will need to feed between 197g and 259g of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Choose a good quality food which offers a balanced nutrient content to ensure your dog's overall health is maintained.
Our pet advisors in-store can help you find the most appropriate food for your dog, while you can find out more about the different dog food brands we stock here.
It is a high energy breed which needs lot of daily exercise and will quickly become destructive if they do not get enough. Daily long walks should be supplemented with jogging or running regularly to keep the dog healthy both physically and mentally. Your Brittany Spaniel will also enjoy interactive play which sets him 'tasks' to do.
Where to get a Brittany Spaniel
There are lots of places offering dogs or puppies for sale in Ireland, but we would always ask that you consider adopting a dog first. Our animal rescue partners have 100's of rescue dogs and puppies seeking a forever home and would be delighted to introduce you to them.
However, if a rescue dog is not for you, we do recommend that you choose a registered breeder and seek Irish Kennel Club registration papers which will confirm that the dog has been bred to their strict code of ethics.