The Brittany is primarily a hunting dog in the HPR sub-category of Gundogs (often mistaken for Spaniels) with character, stamina, speed, and great courage.
The Brittany is a force to be reckoned with, having the urge to hunt fixed into it’s temperament.
It must be remembered at all times that gundogs must in general, by their very being, be a social animal without vices, not only with their human companions, but also with other dogs.
It is not very often that a shooting day has only one dog present – there are many – and the dog’s temperament must be such that it is a pleasure to take with you on such outings, not a pain to have to guard against unfortunate encounters with others.
The Brittany loves to be loved – but it also loves to work.
They need an occupation or will readily turn into a hooligan. Almost any occupation will be taken to easily – not just shooting!
The H.P.R. in general needs work, whether it be actual Gun Work, Bird dog Work, Obedience, Agility, or as a well trained family pet taken out for long, free-running, jaunts with the children.
Courtesy of The Brittany Club of Great Britain.