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Brittany vs English Springer Spaniel vs Welsh Springer Spaniel – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Brittany vs English Springer Spaniel vs Welsh Springer Spaniel" Compare Brittany and English Springer Spaniel. Which is better: Brittany or English Springer Spaniel or Welsh Springer Spaniel?
Name Brittany English Springer Spaniel Welsh Springer Spaniel
OriginsFrance England Wales
Group Gun Dog Gun Dog Gun Dog
Popularity Rank2627133
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Other Names Epagneul Breton, Brittany Spaniel, American Brittany, Brittany Wiegref Springer Spaniel Welsh Springer, Welsh Cocker Spaniel, Welsh Starter, Welshie
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1934 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1910 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1914 as a Sporting breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Flushing Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Flushing Dogs section.
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 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 Canadian Canine Registry No set
Price $700-$800 $700-$800 $1200-$1400

General Appearance - Brittany vs English Springer Spaniel vs Welsh Springer Spaniel

Size Medium Medium Medium
Weight Male: 35-40 pounds (16-18 kg), Females: 30-40 pounds (14-18 kg) Male: 45-55 pounds (20-25 kg), Female: 40-50 pounds (18-23 kg) Male: 40-45 pounds (18-20 kg), Female: 35-45 pounds (16-20 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 37.5 pounds (17 kg), Females: 35 pounds (16 kg) Male: 50 pounds (22.5 kg), Female: 45 pounds (20.5 kg) Male: 42.5 pounds (19 kg), Female: 40 pounds (18 kg)
Height Male: 17-21 inches (43-53 cm), Female: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm) Male: 19-21 inches (48-56 cm), Female:18-20 inches (46-51 cm) Male: 17-19 inches (43-48 cm), Female: 16-18 inches (41-46 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 19 inches (48 cm), Female: 19 inches (48.5 cm) Male: 20 inches (52 cm), Female:19 inches (48.5 cm) Male: 18 inches (45.5 cm), Female: 17 inches (43.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Brittany vs English Springer Spaniel vs Welsh Springer Spaniel

Coat Feathered Feathered Silky Soft Straight
Colors Liver White Orange Roan White Liver Tan Black Red White
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Brittany doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Advanced: The English Springer Spaniel requires a lot of grooming.
Average: The Welsh Springer Spaniel requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Brittanys are low shedders.
English Springer Spaniels shed moderately.
Welsh Springer Spaniels shed moderately.

Characteristics - Brittany vs English Springer Spaniel vs Welsh Springer Spaniel

Temperament Alert Intelligent Social Independent Responsive Affectionate Cheerful Intelligent Social Alert Energetic Playful Affectionate Active Playful Intelligent Loyal Friendly Stubborn
Intelligent Rank
Very smart: Brittany is an excellent dog breed.
Very smart: English Springer Spaniel is an excellent dog breed.
Smart: Welsh Springer Spaniel's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Brittanys are easy to train.
English Springer Spaniels are easy to train.
Welsh Springer Spaniels are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Brittany is a highly playful breed.
The English Springer Spaniel is a highly playful breed.
The Welsh Springer Spaniel is a playful breed.
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.
Welsh Springer Spaniels don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Brittanys are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
English Springer Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Welsh Springer Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Brittanys need a lot of social interaction.
English Springer Spaniels are a social breed.
Welsh Springer Spaniels need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average: The Brittany barks occasionally.
Average: The English Springer Spaniel barks occasionally.
Average: The Welsh Springer Spaniel barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Brittanys are average watchdogs.
English Springer Spaniels are average watchdogs.
Welsh Springer Spaniels are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Brittanys are average defenders.
English Springer Spaniels are average defenders.
Welsh Springer Spaniels are not the best to protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Brittany has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The English Springer Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Welsh Springer Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Brittanys have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
English Springer Spaniels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Welsh Springer Spaniels have an 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 English Springer Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home.
Welsh Springer Spaniels have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
Brittanys have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
English Springer Spaniels have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Welsh Springer Spaniels have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
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.
English Springer Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Welsh Springer Spaniels are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Brittanys adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
English Springer Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Welsh Springer 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.
English Springer Spaniels do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
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.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Brittany vs English Springer Spaniel vs Welsh Springer Spaniel

Stranger Friendly
Brittanys are average friendly towards strangers.
English Springer Spaniels are very stranger friendly dogs.
Welsh Springer Spaniels are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Brittanys are very kid-friendly dogs.
English Springer Spaniels are kid-friendly dogs.
Welsh Springer Spaniels are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Brittanys are average friendly towards cats.
English Springer Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Welsh Springer Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Brittanys are very dog-friendly dogs.
English Springer Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
Welsh Springer Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Brittany is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
English Springer Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Welsh Springer Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Brittanys are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
English Springer Spaniels are usually recommended for elderly people.
Welsh Springer Spaniels are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Brittanys are generally with other pets.
English Springer Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Welsh Springer 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
English Springer Spaniels are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Welsh Springer 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.
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.
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.
Yes
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.
Yes
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.
Yes
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.
Not really
English Springer Spaniel breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Welsh Springer Spaniel breed usually doesn't like 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.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Brittany vs English Springer Spaniel vs Welsh Springer Spaniel

Health Issues
The Brittany is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
English Springer Spaniels are commonly healthy dogs.
The Welsh Springer 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 Allergies Ear Infections Ectropion Hip Dysplasia Phosphofructokinase deficiency (Tarui disease, PFK) Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Retinal Dysplasia Cataracts Elbow Dysplasia Entropion Epilepsy Glaucoma Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 10-14 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Brittanys are high energy dogs.
English Springer Spaniels are high energy dogs.
Welsh Springer Spaniels are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Brittanys need a lot of exercises.
English Springer Spaniels need a lot of exercises.
Welsh Springer Spaniels need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Brittanys don't need too much sleep.
English Springer Spaniels don't need too much sleep.
Welsh Springer 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. 3 to 4.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
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. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Welsh Springer Spaniel can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Brittany has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The English Springer Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Welsh Springer Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Brittany is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
The English Springer Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Welsh Springer Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Brittany vs English Springer Spaniel vs Welsh Springer Spaniel

Gestation Length 60-64 days 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.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 1-11 puppies, average 6 4-10 puppies 6-8 puppies

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