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Brittany vs Boykin Spaniel – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Brittany vs Boykin Spaniel" Compare Brittany and Boykin Spaniel. Which is better: Brittany or Boykin Spaniel?
Name Brittany Boykin Spaniel
OriginsFrance United States
Group Gun Dog Gun Dog
Popularity Rank2698
Reviews11
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Other Names Epagneul Breton, Brittany Spaniel, American Brittany, Brittany Wiegref Boykin, Swamp Poodle, LBD (Little Brown Dog)
Breed Type Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1934 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2009 as a Sporting breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Continental Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale National Kennel Club North American Purebred Registry, Inc. United Kennel Club American Canine Association, Inc.
Price $700-$800 $800-$1000

General Appearance - Brittany vs Boykin Spaniel

Size Medium Medium
Weight Male: 35-40 pounds (16-18 kg), Females: 30-40 pounds (14-18 kg) 25-40 pounds (11-18 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 37.5 pounds (17 kg), Females: 35 pounds (16 kg) 32.5 pounds (14.5 kg)
Height Male: 17-21 inches (43-53 cm), Female: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm) 15-18 inches (38-46 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 19 inches (48 cm), Female: 19 inches (48.5 cm) 16.5 inches (42 cm)

Hair & Care - Brittany vs Boykin Spaniel

Coat Feathered Feathered
Colors Liver White Orange Roan Brown
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Brittany doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Average: The Boykin Spaniel requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Brittanys are low shedders.
Boykin Spaniels shed moderately.

Characteristics - Brittany vs Boykin Spaniel

Temperament Alert Intelligent Social Independent Responsive Companionable Energetic Intelligent Eager Friendly Trainable
Intelligent Rank
Very smart: Brittany is an excellent dog breed.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Brittanys are easy to train.
Boykin Spaniels are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Brittany is a highly playful breed.
Boykin Spaniels, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Brittanys don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Brittanys are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Boykin Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Brittanys need a lot of social interaction.
Boykin Spaniels need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average: The Brittany barks occasionally.
Average: The Boykin Spaniel barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Brittanys are average watchdogs.
Boykin Spaniels are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Brittanys are average defenders.
Boykin Spaniels are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Brittany has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Boykin Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Brittanys have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Boykin Spaniels have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Brittany is strong enough to escape from home.
Wanderlust potential of the Boykin Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Brittanys have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Boykin Spaniels have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Brittanys are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Boykin Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Brittanys adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Boykin Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Brittanys tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Brittany vs Boykin Spaniel

Stranger Friendly
Brittanys are average friendly towards strangers.
Boykin Spaniels are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Brittanys are very kid-friendly dogs.
Boykin Spaniels are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Brittanys are average friendly towards cats.
Boykin Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Brittanys are very dog-friendly dogs.
Boykin Spaniels are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Brittany is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Boykin Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Brittanys are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Boykin Spaniels are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Brittanys are generally with other pets.
Boykin Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Brittanys are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Boykin Spaniels are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Brittany breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Boykin Spaniel breed usually likes being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Brittany vs Boykin Spaniel

Health Issues
The Brittany is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Boykin Spaniel is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Cushing's Syndrome Elbow Dysplasia Heart Disease Heart Problems Hypothyroidism
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 14-16 years
Hypoallergenic No No
Energy Level
Brittanys are high energy dogs.
Boykin Spaniels are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Brittanys need a lot of exercises.
Boykin Spaniels need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Brittanys don't need too much sleep.
Boykin Spaniels don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals. 2 to 3 cups of a high-quality dog food a day.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Brittany can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Brittany has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Boykin Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Brittany is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Boykin Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Brittany vs Boykin Spaniel

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 1-11 puppies, average 6 5-7 puppies

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