Which Sport Should You Do With Your Dog? The AKC has grouped all of the breeds that it registers into seven categories, or groups, roughly based on function and heritage. Alert and eager, but with the soft handsome dog breeds of a bird dog.
Well protected from briars by a heavy, expressive eyebrow. A prominent full or popeye should be penalized. It is a serious fault in a dog that must face briars. Free from throatiness, though not a serious fault unless accompanied by dewlaps, strong without giving the impression of being over muscled. Slight slope from the highest point of the shoulders to the root of the tail.
Shoulder blades should not protrude too much, not too wide apart, with perhaps two thumbs’ width between. Blade and upper arm should form nearly a ninety degree angle. At the shoulders, the Brittany is slightly higher than at the rump. COAT Dense, flat or wavy, never curly. The front and hind legs should have some feathering, but too little is definitely preferable to too much. Dogs with long or profuse feathering or furnishings shall be so severely penalized as to effectively eliminate them from competition. HINDQUARTERS Broad strong and muscular, with powerful thighs and well bent stifles, giving the angulation necessary for powerful drive.
The stifle should not be so angulated as to place the hock joint far out behind the dog. A Brittany should not be condemned for straight stifle until the judge has checked the dog in motion from the side. Sportsmen on both sides of the Atlantic cherish the agile, energetic Brittany as a stylish and versatile gundog. Bright and eager at home, and tireless afield, Brittanys require a lot of exercise, preferably with their favorite humans.
The zeal and versatility that make Brittanys peerless hunters can be channeled into dog sports. Obedience, agility, flyball, dock diving—you name it, this trainable breed is up for it. The Brittany is a nice fit for those seeking an all-purpose hunting partner, a dog-sport teammate, or a companion in sync with an upbeat, outdoorsy family life. We have plenty of opportunities to get involved in your local community, thanks to AKC Breed Clubs located in every state, and more than 450 AKC Rescue Network groups across the country. AKC puppies from AKC-Registered litters and the breeders who have cared for and raised these puppies are required to follow rules and regulations established by the AKC. Check with your vet if you have any concerns about your dog’s weight or diet.