Why is a Brittany no longer a spaniel?

Why is a Brittany no longer a spaniel? The breed had a name change in 1982.

Originally called the Brittany Spaniel, the AKC dropped the word ‘spaniel’ from the name because the American breed fancy determined the dogs are less flushing dogs like spaniels and more of a pointing breed.

Which breed of spaniel is the calmest? Clumber Spaniel

Known for being great hunters and loyal companions, Clumber Spaniels are among the Sporting Group’s more calm dog breeds.

Is a Breton spaniel the same as a Brittany spaniel? 

The Brittany is a breed of gun dog bred primarily for bird hunting. Although it is often referred to as the Brittany Spaniel, they are not actually spaniels.

Brittany (dog)

Other names Brittany Spaniel Brittany Wiegref Epagneul Breton French Brittany
Origin Brittany, France

What breeds make a Brittany spaniel? The Brittany is thought to represent a cross between the English Setter and the small French land spaniels. This is the Breton peasant’s hunting dog, known since the mid-19th century in the French province of Brittany and regarded as the smallest of the versatile gun dogs.


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Why is a Brittany no longer a spaniel? – Additional Questions

Are Brittany spaniels aggressive?

Some Brittanys will be dominant and aggressive to other dogs. Some Brittanys will stalk and kill cats. However, a majority of rescue Brittanys are good with cats and other dogs. Because of their sensitive natures, Brittanys can be trained to live with cats, and usually they are not aggressive to other dogs.

Do Brittany spaniels ever calm down?

When well socialized, most Brittany Spaniels are polite and gentle with everyone and peaceful with other animals. But there is timidity and excessive submissiveness in some lines, so early socialization is a must to promote a confident temperament. Most Brittanys are sensitive dogs with a rather “soft” temperament.

What dog is similar to a Brittany?

The Australian Shepherd or “Aussie” is an energetic, hardworking Herding dog. Similarities to Brittanys: The Aussie’s tail is docked or bobbed, and its ears are set high like a Brittany’s. Working-bred Aussies may be of approximately the same size as a larger Brittany. A red Aussie may have similar color to a Brittany.

What is the difference between Brittany and Springer Spaniels?

Springer spaniels are heavier and taller compared to Brittany spaniels. Springers have two groups known as field and show dogs, whereas Brittany spaniels do not have such divisions. English springers are more hairy compared to the Brittany spaniels.

What is a Brittnepoo?

The Brittnepoo combines the best traits from the Brittany Spaniel and the Poodle. A medium height for a dog, they inherit the elegance and proud stance of the Poodle, with the loving gentleness of the Brittany Spaniel. The Brittnepoo has an athletic body, and it is a leggy dog full of energy.

Are Brittany spaniels born with docked tails?

Their gorgeous coats are for more than looks—a little feathering on their ears and legs gives them just enough fur to protect them when they’re working, but not enough to get tangled or caught in branches. While some Brittany puppies are born tailless, others may have a docked tail.

Do Brittanys like to swim?

These dogs love exercise and have endless stamina. Their coat makes them resistant to cold and water, so swimming is an excellent choice.

Do Brittany Spaniels have separation anxiety?

Brittanys are not comfortable being alone. They are susceptible to separation anxiety. With training, they will tolerate short amounts of time alone, but it leaving a Brittany alone for hours at a time is unfair and will likely result in unwanted behaviors.

How long do Brittany dogs live?

12 – 15 years
Brittany / Life span

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Do Brittany spaniels shed a lot?

The Brittany’s flat or wavy coat has a little feathering on the legs and belly, and it’s easy to care for with a weekly brushing. His coat sheds moderately, but regular brushing will keep loose hair off your floor, furniture and clothing. A bath is necessary only when he gets dirty.

Are Brittany spaniels good emotional support dogs?

Yes. Life with a Brittany is never dull. They are smart, active, agile and ​easy to train ESA doggie companions. They are very friendly and affectionate with relatively few health or temperament issues, making them a great family companion.

Are Brittany dogs hypoallergenic?

Brittany / Hypoallergenic

Do Brittany spaniels need haircuts?

A Brittany Spaniel should be groomed every 4 – 6 weeks. Cockers are a sporting breed and are bred to flush game in the field and may need to be bathed as often as weekly or bi-weekly to keep them in good shape.

Which dog has less shedding?

If you want breeds that don’t shed and are healthy, consider the Maltese, Bichon Frise, Poodle, Shih Tzu, Mini Schnauzer, Chinese Crested, Coton de Tulear, or soft coated wheaten terriers.

Are cocker spaniels hypoallergenic?

English Cocker Spaniel / Hypoallergenic

Why do cocker spaniels stink?

A smelly cocker spaniel might have a problem with their bottom or his anal glands. The easiest way to determine if they have blocked anal glands is by the pungent, rotten smell coming out of their bottoms. Cocker spaniels need their anal glands expressed or emptied.

Do cocker spaniels bark alot?

Cocker Spaniels can be high strung, vocal dogs, so your Cocker Spaniel is particularly prone to develop a habit of barking at delivery people. The reason this behavior can be difficult to eradicate is that the behavior is self-rewarding.