A dog Breton is a popular breed known for its intelligence and energy. A dog friendly by nature, Breton is well suited to a variety of environments. This breed typically also trained for hunting, making it a good companion for foreign men. With a positive attitude and easy-care requirements, Breton is a versatile dog that can adapt to many homeowners.
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The Brittany dog breed once known as Brittany Spaniel, originated in France. According to the American Kennel Club (AKC) popularity grew rapidly in the last 50 years. This reputation is attributed to the abilities of the breed as a hunting dog. Around the turn of the 20th century, the Breton may have been crossed with English pointing dogs, which have increased the hunting skills of the race. The AKC also observed a great similarity between Breton and Welsh springer spaniel, suggesting that the two races have the same ancestors.
The typical Breton is multi-colored with a dense layer. Hair can be wavy or straight and combinations of colors are usually orange and white, liver and white or black and white. Most of the body of a Breton is white, with the darker color that covers the head, tail and spots on the back. A fully mature Breton is approximately 17 (43 centimeters) to 21 inches (53 centimeters) and usually weighs between 30 (13 kg) and 40 pounds (18 kilograms).
Like most sporting dogs, Breton has a lot of energy and loves to run. His temperament is widely regarded as friendly and excitable, so it is a good complement to a family with children. The Bretons are also well known for their intelligence, so they can be trained to perform complex tasks foreign men. To this race like exploring different terrains, from forests to the plains. If a Breton not used regularly for sport, you must exercise correctly with daily walks for the dog to remain happy.
The life expectancy of a Breton is approximately 12-13 years. Although serious health problems are rare with the Britons, there are some conditions that have been associated with the genetics of the breed. According to the Canadian Guide dogs, a popular online resource for information on the breed, a Breton is predisposed to hip dysplasia and vision problems. This is why it is important to check these issues before adopting one.
Caring for a Breton is quite easy. An occasional bath and combing is required, but your hair is very manageable and dog hair shedding is minimal. The most important aspect of a Breton care is exercise regularly and socialization. This dog prefers the company of others, whether human or animal, and can become restless if you have no where to spend your energy.