Epagneul Breton (Brittany) - Overview
The Brittany originates from Brittany, France, and is a pointing dog of spaniel type. Though a standard to stabilize type was not formulated until 1907 the Brittany is one of Frances most ancient pointing dogs.
The Brittany should be gentle and tolerant, making an ideal family and hunting companion. Vigorous and lively the Brittany is a keen hunter and pointer of fur and feather, moderate to wider ranging. A good retriever the Brittany will also retrieve waterfowl from ponds and riverside.
The Brittany is a cobby dog, compact and square of shape, but their alert bearing and moderately boned lean legs give an energetic, lively appearance.
The skull of the Brittany is rounded, some stop between skull and foreface so the muzzle is a little shorter than the skull length. The depth of muzzle is not excessive and the lips are fine and tight.
Eyes appear rather round in shape and the darker the coat colour the darker should be the eye colour. The ears are neither large nor heavy; the chest depth reaches the elbows and is fairly broad. Some tuck up in the flank. Back is short, broad and straight, tail length to 10cm.
The coat is fine, flat or slightly wavy. There is a little wavy feathering but coat should not be excessive.
Colour: White and orange. White and liver. White and black. Tri-colour.
Size: dogs 48-50cm bitches 47-49cm
Updated 22nd Oct 2002