French Brittany Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about French Brittany so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginFrance flagFrance
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred

French Brittany Price and Availability

Price
How much does the French Brittany puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it?
$700-$800
If you choose to purchase the French Brittany, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a French Brittany for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the French Brittany gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a French Brittany?
Average: The French Brittany is a commonly available dog breed. There is less risk of overbreeding compared to the very popular dogs.

Of course, they may be more popular in some countries, and inbreeding may occur, so be careful.

French Brittany Size

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog?
Medium
Weight
How much does the French Brittany weigh? French Brittany weight:
Male: 35-40 pounds (16-18 kg), Females: 30-40 pounds (14-18 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of the French Brittany? French Brittany average weight:
Male: 37.5 pounds (17 kg), Females: 35 pounds (16 kg)
Height
How tall is the French Brittany? French Brittany height:
Male: 17-21 inches (43-53 cm), Female: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of this fido? French Brittany average height:
Male: 19 inches (48 cm), Female: 19 inches (48.5 cm)

French Brittany Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the French Brittany have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
Dense
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper French Brittany's coat?
LiverWhiteOrangeRoan
Grooming
How to groom the French Brittany and how often?
Easy to groom: The French Brittany doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary.

Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. French Brittany is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of a high-maintenance dog.

Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do French Brittany dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the French Brittany?
French Brittanys are low shedders. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the French Brittany need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my French Brittany every day?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup. According to a study, 56% of pet parents don’t bathe their dogs as frequently as they should, and 60% use the sniff test when deciding when it’s bath time. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.

French Brittany Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the French Brittany have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
AlertIntelligentSocialIndependentResponsive
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the French Brittany? Are they intelligent?
Low: The French Brittany is one of the dog breeds that have the lowest degree of obedience intelligence. You need to work hard if you want to impress people with these dog tricks and commands. They understand and memorize new commands in 80-100 repetitions, and obey the first command 25% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are French Brittany dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
French Brittanys are very easy to train. They easily find out the association between commands and actions.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The French Brittany is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? French Brittany sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. French Brittanys don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
High: French Brittanys are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and are considered great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the French Brittany need? French Brittany social needs:
French Brittanys need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Barking
Do French Brittany dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my French Brittany bark?
Average: The French Brittany barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and the same barks could have different meanings. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is French Brittany good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
French Brittanys are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do French Brittany dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
French Brittanys are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend its territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do French Brittany bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the French Brittany? What are the odds of getting bitten by a French Brittany? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The French Brittany has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the French Brittany has a hard bite?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

French Brittany bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI. The French Brittany, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained. However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the French Brittany do?
French Brittanys have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but French Brittanys need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the French Brittany to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does French Brittany roam?
The wanderlust potential of the French Brittany is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does French Brittany have high prey drive?
French Brittanys 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. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Is French Brittany good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep French Brittany indoors.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
French Brittanys adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner. With proper socialization and quality time with the dog can solve this problem.

French Brittany Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? French Brittany temperament with other people:
French Brittanys are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do French Brittany dogs get along with other pets? Are French Brittany dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
French Brittanys are generally with other pets.
Child Friendly
Are French Brittany dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? French Brittany temperament with children:
French Brittanys are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
How well do French Brittany dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
French Brittanys are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is French Brittany good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do French Brittany dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
French Brittanys are very dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the French Brittany can be a great choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is French Brittany breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
French Brittanys are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are French Brittanys good office dogs? Do French Brittanys make good office friendly dogs? Can French Brittanys be office dogs?
No
French Brittany is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do French Brittany dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the French Brittany temperament with senior people? Are French Brittany dogs good for elderly owners?
French Brittanys are one of the best breeds for elderly people.

French Brittany Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do French Brittany dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The French Brittany is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the French Brittany breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the French Brittany breed? Most common health risks of French Brittany:
Ear InfectionsEpilepsyEye ProblemsFamilial Inherited Renal DysplasiaHip DysplasiaHypothyroidism
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the French Brittany breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the French Brittany see the vet?
Average
The French Brittany should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do French Brittany dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a French Brittany be? What is the age limit of the French Brittany? How many years can the oldest French Brittany live?
11-15 years
The average lifespan of French Brittany: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the French Brittany breed hypoallergenic?
No
French Brittanys don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the French Brittany have? What is the activity level of the French Brittany?
French Brittanys are high-energy dogs. An active lifestyle makes them happy.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do French Brittany dogs require per day?
French Brittanys need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
French Brittanys don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does the French Brittany need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? French Brittany risk for obesity:
Average: The French Brittany has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the French Brittany's weight regularly.
Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur. Dogs with a double coat of fur have a layer of fur that insulates their skin and helps protect them from the cold and the heat.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Medium

The French Brittany has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the French Brittany drool?
The French Brittany is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool much more than others, just like the French Brittany. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

French Brittany As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can French Brittany be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). French Brittany is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can French Brittany be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a French Brittany be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. French Brittany is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can French Brittany be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. 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. French Brittany is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can French Brittany be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people. The French Brittany is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can French Brittany be a boat dog?

Not really

French Brittany breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can French Brittany be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. French Brittany is not the best breed for drafting purposes.
Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where French Brittany dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

French Brittany Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female French Brittany: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the French Brittany have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
1-11 puppies

French Brittany Recognition

AKC Group
Is French Brittany recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is French Brittany recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.

French Brittany Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Trainability: French Brittanys are very easy to train.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The French Brittany doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Shedding Level: French Brittanys are low shedders.
  • Adaptability: French Brittanys adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: French Brittanys are very kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: French Brittanys are very dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: French Brittanys are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: French Brittanys are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Intelligent Rank: Low: The French Brittany is one of the dog breeds that have the lowest degree of obedience intelligence.
  • Hypoallergenic: French Brittanys don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Drooling Tendency: The French Brittany is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: The wanderlust potential of the French Brittany is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Office Friendly: French Brittany is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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French Brittany Comments, Reviews and Questions

  • Georgia

    Nov 28, 2021, 1:05:58 PM:

    Great hunters. I’ve never seen a dog love to hunt as much as ours did. They also have a tendency to roam because of this. Very smart.

  • Jack

    Jan 23, 2020, 1:10:42 PM:

    Great hunters and house dogs. eager to please and the smallest pointing dog.