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French Brittany

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"This is my three-year-old French Brittney Spaniel Miska. He is a very energetic dog and loves to play. His favourite things in the world are his stuffed squeaky toys. He is the greatest dog we could ask for."

Other Names

Le Fougueux

Epagneul Breton

French Brittany Spaniel






The French Brittany is very similar to the American Brittany. Some main differences between the two breeds are their style of hunting; they have stronger hunting instincts thanks to their English counterpart. Temperament and conformation are also somewhat different. Make sure the French Brittany sees humans as above him in the pack order. Proper canine to human communication is essential.

Height, Weight

Height: 17 - 21 inches (43 - 53 cm)
Weight: 30 - 40 pounds (14 - 18 kg)

Health Problems


Living Conditions

The Brittany is not recommended for apartment life. It is very active indoors and will do best with acreage. This breed is resistant to cold and damp conditions.


French Brittanys are enthusiastic, active bird dogs. They love to exercise and have great stamina. They need extensive exercise and do best with an active outdoor person or hunter. They need to be taken on daily walks or jogs where the dog is made to heel beside or behind the person holding the lead, as instinct tells a dog the leader leads the way, and that leader needs to be the human.

Life Expectancy

About 12 to 14 years

Litter Size

About 5 to 8 puppies


Regular brushing twice a week of the medium-length, flat coat is really all that is needed to keep it in good condition. Bathe or dry shampoo when necessary. It is generally a low-maintenance dog. Check the ears carefully, especially when the dog has been out in rough or brushy terrain. This breed is a light shedder.






DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.

Molly the French Brittany Spaniel

"French Brittany female puppy named Josie loves to hunt and swim. Started pointing the first day we had her. Very quick learner; almost seems she understands what you’re saying. Loves to go for rides in the car, boat and 4-wheeler."

Lady Truffles Du Plum Creek the French Brittany

Lady Truffles Du Plum Creek the French Brittany hunting in the feild

Molly the French Brittany Spaniel eyeing up a squirrel in the tree.

Molly the French Brittany Spaniel resting on the couch with her toy.

Jake, the French Brittany. This pic shows the breed's intelligence and alertness.

Jake the French Brittany—"This pic shows the breed's intelligence and alertness."