Brittany Breed Maintenance
The short Brittany coat is easy to care for. The breed can lightly shed, so brushing your Brittany weekly with a pin or soft slicker brush will keep loose hair from spreading around the house. Bathe once in a while when dirty. Clean the ears regularly, especially after trips to the field, and be sure to keep the nails trimmed. Brittanys can develop dental issues, so be sure to brush the teeth on a regular basis. This hunting breed has a high energy level and will need a lot of daily exercise. Daily walks should also be supplemented with time to run and play for at least an hour every day. Brittanys do not do very well in apartments, and thrive in a home with a fenced-in yard. Without proper exercise, the Brittany can develop destructive habits and nervous behavior. The energetic Brittany is well suited to performance sports, such as agility, flyball, field trials, and dock diving. If puppies grow too quickly, they can develop joint conditions such as osteochondritis dissecans. Often, these dogs need monitored diets during puppyhood, and may need supplements to ensure proper growth.