The Brittany is a breed of gun dog bred primarily for bird hunting. Although it is often referred to as a Spaniel, the breed’s working characteristics are more akin to those of a pointer or setter. Brittanys were developed in the Brittany province of France between the 17th and 19th centuries, becoming officially recognized early in the 20th.
Character: Active, untiring and versatile, very reliable in work.
Particularity: The Chiens d’ Oysel, undoubtedly the ancestors of all the modern Breton breeds, were always kept for hunting with a filet, a kind of heavy net used in the middle ages to capture small game, either animals or birds, which was thrown over the game and the crouching dogs.