Originally Posted by Nes
That doesn't surprise me for a second!
Can you tell us a little about the Brittany's personality? We've been thinking about getting our son a dog in 2 - 3 years and I'm looking in sort of the Brittany's size & energy range, but forgot about them somehow!
They are funny
They truly seem to have a sense of humor....they have that joie de vivre, that love of life and the vibrancy to live it to its fullest. This CAN get them in trouble at times b/c they need a job
Whether it be hunting or obedience or helping you around the house, a bored Brittany is a naughty Brittany! True of many dogs I am sure, but they wrote the book on it
That said, they are generally very easy house dogs...most of mine tear around outside like crazy and come inside and crash or are just generally reasonable in the house (once no longer puppies). They are very SWEET and loving dogs. Most are very affectionate (esp the boys!); some are more aloof and yet still want to be in the same room as you. Some are happy if a part of their body is touching you. Others must be IN your lap. I have at least one of each! They use their paws a lot. Sometimes I stop and look for thumbs
They are busy and they can be very NOSY. They are counter-cruisers. As a breed they are good EATERS. Pigs. They don't miss a meal and that is so nice b/c some breeds tend to be picky eaters. Brittanys are jolly dogs for the most part. They are also very serious about their birds. Amazing to watch them hunt. They are outstanding hunters. Exciting to see one sniff the wind, tear around and STOP and go on point.....
Another nice thing about them is their relatively small size. They average about 35 pounds (boys heavier). They have compact, sturdy bodies. Coat is lovely to look at but not excessive. What can I say, they are just totally my cup of tea
OH and none of mine has "doggy smell". They are very clean dogs as a breed and also have tight lips..."dry" mouths. This is so they can hold a bird without drowning it in drool
Brittanys are not for everyone b/c of their high energy busybody personalities. But they've got me wrapped around their paws for sure
Hope this helps!