Brittany Spaniel Quiz
By Downwind Kennels
Fun, Informative Quiz about Britts
1. This gun dog originated in Brittany, France in 12th century.
2. Britts likely developed from matings between French Spaniels & English Setters.
3. The breed became popular with European poachers in the 1800s because of its agility, small size & its extraordinary ability to point & flush the birds.
4. Britts were first imported to the U.S. in 1921.
5. The Brittany was first exhibited in the Paris Dog Show in 1867.
6. The C.K.C. & A.K.C. recognized the Brittany in 1920.
7. Brittanys are not members of the American Kennel Club (AKC) Sporting Dog Group.
8. Brittanys used to be called Brittany Spaniels, but in 1982, Spaniel was dropped from their name by the A.K.C.
9. In Canada, it is no longer registered as a Brittany Spaniel by the
10. In 2002, the U.K.C. agreed to split the breed into two: the Brittany and the Epagneul Breton.
11. The Britt is energetic, playful, curious & busy. This highly intelligent breed is loyal, obedient & easy to train.
12. Brittanys are excellent family pets.
13. The Brittany Spaniel has a life expectancy of around 15 years.
14. This breed is either tail-less or has its tail docked to less than 6 inches.
15. Brittanys stand 17.5 inches to 20.5 inches at shoulder height & weigh from 30 to 45 pounds.
16. Many breeders differentiate between American Britts & French Britts although they are generally recognized as subsets of the same breed.
17. Britts can retrieve on land & in water. They're used primarily on upland birds such as pheasant, woodcock, grouse & quail.
18. Black in the nose or coat of a Britt is considered a disqualification at C.K.C. & A.K.C. trials.
19. A Brittany's affection, agility, obedience & strong nose make it a favourite among hunters & dog fanciers.
20. Downwind Kennels has been breeding Britts for over 30 years now.