The Brittany is a hearty hunting dog skilled in pointing and retrieving game. Strong, quick, agile and alert, the Brittany is good-natured and friendly, making him a loving companion. The breed has a dense, feathered coat that protects him in the field and requires regular grooming. This energetic breed needs vigorous daily exercise and thrives with an active outdoor family.
The Brittany originated in the French province of Brittany, where the breed was first shown in 1896. Paintings by Jean-Baptiste Oudry from the early 1700s show a liver-and-white dog believed to be a Brittany pointing partridge.