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About French Brittanys
(Epagneul Breton)


The French Brittany, also known as the Epagneul Breton, are the smallest of the pointing breeds, and were originally bred in France for bird hunting. They are similar to the American Brittany, but are smaller, have a shorter muzzle, dark nose, and brown or amber eyes. The French Brittany also has a more relaxed personality than the American Brittany. The average weight of the French Brittany is 35 pounds, and their height is 19 inches at the shoulder. Their coats can be within a range of short and fine to medium and wavy. Their coloring can be orange and white, black and white, liver and white, liver tri-color, or black tri-color. And while some French Brittanys are born with short tails, it is common to have the tails docked to 4 inches or shorter.

French Brittanys are excellent with children, and get along well with other dogs as well as other family pets. They are very intelligent; energetic, yet calm; and are always eager to be your best friend. The French Brittany is easy to train...they love to retrieve, learn quickly, and are obedient. Occasional brushing is necessary to keep the coat in good condition, as well as regularly checking the ears for infection. Because of their high energy level, the French Brittany requires daily exercise, preferably in a large yard or wide-open space where they may run freely, or take part in any type of outdoor activity. A French Brittany will make a loyal, affectionate companion, an excellent family pet, and an enthusiastic hunting partner.

 
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