Sporting Breed


Chief and Dixie from DDS Kennels

The Brittany Spaniel, or Brittany, is an intelligent hunting dog as well as a favorite family pet.  It gets along well with children and other pets.  It likes activity, both physical and mental, and loves to be a part of the family.  Easily trained the Brittany will quickly become the least of any behavioral problems in the family.  A good small house or apartment dog, but hates to be left alone for lengthy periods.  Likes plenty of walks, social interaction with people and other dogs, and should be brushed weekly.

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Notes for owners
Dense, can be flat or wavy Moderate Great family dog, good with children.  Needs “off-leash” exercise.

Relevant Web Sites

AKC Breed Profile

American Brittany Club

Brittany Spaniel Club of Canada

UKC Brittany Club

American Brittany Rescue

National Brittany Rescue and Adoption Network



We STRONGLY recommend that you get your dog from a respectable breeder or rescue organization.  Pet store puppies may get their dogs from Puppy Mills that normally breed only for profit, not quality or concern for the puppy or its eventual owner.
If you would like help locating a breeder or rescue agency near you please E-Mail PGAA (, and let us know your city/state and the type of dog you are looking for.  Do not assume that PGAA has qualified all of the breeders or rescues on this site.  Do your own check of each breeder or rescue — be sure that you are comfortable with the organization before you buy, adopt or turn-over a dog.