USD $700-$800 Price Avg.

Gun Dog



Breed Type



12-15 years


Breed Information

Group Gun Dog
Popularity/Rank 26
Origin France
Other Names American Brittany, Brittany Spaniel, Brittany Wiegref, Epagneul Breton
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $700-$800
How much does it cost to buy a Brittany?
Brittany are usually priced differently from breeder to breeder and from place to place. As a rough guide, you can expect to pay between $700 to $800 if you purchase your dog from a reputable breeder. The price will increase if the dog has a fantastic pedigree. Dogs that already have basic training maybe even more expensive. But, most Brittanies can be adopted through a shelter for a lower fee.
Size Medium
Weight Male: 35-40 pounds (16-18 kg),
Females: 30-40 pounds (14-18 kg)
Height Male: 17-21 inches (43-53 cm),
Female: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm)
Lifespan 12-15 years
Recognized by AKC, FCI
The American Kennel Club in 1934 as a Sporting breed. And FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section.
Purpose pointing and retrieving
Date of Origin 1800s
Ancestry English setter, French spaniel, Welsh springer spaniel

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Feathered
Coat Colors Liver, Orange, Roan, White
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Amber, Brown, Hazel
Nose Color Possibilities Brown, Isabella
Coat Color Possibilities Blue, Brindle, Brown, Cream, Fawn, Isabella, Pied, Red
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Dense
Coat Texture Wavy
Recommended Brushes Nail Clipper, Pin Brush, Slicker Brush
Brushing Frequency Weekly

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Alert, Entertaining, Independent, Intelligent, Respondent, Responsive, Social, Vigilant
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Health Problems Epilepsy, Hip Dysplasia, Hypothyroidism
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 12 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 90 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals.
Cups Per Day 2.5 cups
Daily Cost $1.75 - $2.25
Monthly Cost $52.50 - $67.50


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Brittany have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 1-11 puppies, average 6 (Once a year.)


The Brittany dog is a medium-sized breed of gun dog that originated in France. It is an active, intelligent, and friendly breed that makes an excellent companion for active families. The Brittany has a distinctive appearance with its long legs and short coat. It has a square-shaped head with large, round eyes and ears that hang close to the head. The coat is usually white with orange or liver markings on the face, chest, and legs.

The average lifespan of the Brittany dog is between 12 to 14 years. They typically weigh between 30 to 40 pounds and stand at 17 to 20 inches tall at the shoulder. The colors of their coats can range from white with orange or liver markings to solid orange or liver coloration.

The personality of the Brittany dog is one of intelligence, loyalty, and friendliness towards people as well as other animals. They are very active dogs who need plenty of exercise in order to stay healthy and happy. They are also very eager to please their owners which makes them easy to train for obedience tasks such as retrieving game birds or tracking scents on land or water.

Brittany dogs are generally friendly towards other dogs, children, and other animals when properly socialized from an early age. However they may be wary around strangers so it’s important for them to be exposed to different people in order for them not become overly protective or aggressive towards unfamiliar faces later on in life.

The temperament of the Brittany dog is one that loves being around people but can also be independent when needed; they make great watchdogs due their alertness but will not bark excessively unless there’s something wrong or out of place in their environment which needs attention from their owners immediately .

In terms of health issues , Brittanys are generally healthy breeds however they may suffer from hip dysplasia , eye problems , epilepsy , allergies , skin problems , bloat (gastric torsion) . To reduce these risks it’s important for potential owners do research into reputable breeders who have tested their breeding stock for any genetic diseases before purchasing a puppy .

When it comes adaptability level Brittanys do best when living indoors with access outdoors during the day where they can run off some energy . They thrive best when given plenty exercise such as long walks/runs daily along with mental stimulation through activities like agility training . As long as these needs are met Brittanys make wonderful family pets who love being part of all family activities .


The Brittany is a French gun dog breed used for hunting birds. The breed was developed in the province of Brittany, in northwestern France. It is thought that the Brittany was created by crossing the English Setter with the French Pointer. The resulting breed was a smaller, more agile dog that could be used to flush out game birds from underbrush.

The Brittany became popular with French hunters and soon spread to other European countries. In the early 1900s, Brittanys were imported to the United States and became popular as hunting dogs and family pets.

The Brittany is an active, friendly breed that loves to play and hunt. They are intelligent and easily trained. Brittanys make great companions for active people and families with children.

The Brittany is recognized by the American Kennel Club and the United Kennel Club.