The Brittany is an elegant, lively and medium-sized dog with an intelligent and vigorous expression. Being one of the smallest gundog breeds, it stands 47 to 51 centimetres at the withers and weighs 30 to 45 pounds. It has a slightly rounded head, a tapered muzzle, strong jaws with a perfect scissor bite, and a medium-length neck. Its expressive eyes are brown to dark and its ears are triangular with slightly rounded tips. This dog is solidly built yet lightweight and moderately well-boned.
The Brittany Spaniel has an attractive dense and flat coat that is not curly or wiry. It has a lot of feathering on the ears, abdomen and back legs. According to The Kennel Club standards, the colours should be orange and white, liver and white, black and white, roan, or tricolour. Grooming is quite easy because it does not have an undercoat, making it less bulky. It does need regular brushing to avoid matts and tangles. It may be necessary to trim overgrown feathering to keep it tidy.
As it is generally a clean dog, bathe your Brittany as needed. Always make sure your dog’s teeth are brushed twice a week, ears cleaned and dried, nails trimmed, and skin inspected for abnormalities and fleas.