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Brittany

The smallest pointer of them all

Breed
FCI-7
Pointing Dogs
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Original Name : Epagneul Breton

Type : Braccoid

Other Names : Breton

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Countries of origin : France

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Few French breeds are held in such high regard around the world as the Brittany, due in no small degree to its abilities and temperament.

Head+

Finely chiseled, with tight skin. The expression produced by the upward movement of the base of the ears is typical of the Brittany.

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Body+

Level topline to the loins and the start of the croup, sufficiently mobile but scarcely protruding withers without being loaded, straight, short, rigid back, well coupled to the short, broad, muscular loins.

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Coat+

White and orange, white and black, white and liver, with more or less widespread irregular patches. Piebald or roan, sometimes ticked on muzzle and legs.

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Ears+

Set high, triangular, fairly broad, rather short.

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Tail+

Set high, carried level or hanging slightly, often lively when the dog is attentive or in action. Naturally short or no tail at birth possible.

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Hair+

Fine hair without silkiness, flat or very slightly wavy on the body, never curly.

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Do the math and you’ll find this is the most popular French pointer at home and abroad. The breed is likely one of the oldest pointers, too, although it was improved by selection and cross-breeding at the beginning of the 20th century. The first standard was drafted in 1907 and published a year later in June 1908 by the Naturally Short-tailed Brittany Spaniel Club.Harmoniously built, with solid bones but no heaviness, Brittanies are on the whole compact and well set yet elegant. These are vigorous dogs with a lively look and an intelligent expression.

Did you know ?

This small dog has all the qualities of the pointer family: remarkable tracking, gait, nose, range, spontaneity, pointing duration and retrieving, as well as a natural aptitude for training.

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