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35-45 lbs
United States
Brittany Spaniel

The Brittnepoo combines the best traits from the Brittany Spaniel and the Poodle. A medium height for a dog, they inherit the elegance and proud stance of the Poodle, with the loving gentleness of the Brittany Spaniel. The Brittnepoo has an athletic body, and it is a leggy dog full of energy. With both the parent dogs coming from a hunting background, your Brittnepoo still retains the instincts to hunt or follow a trail so be sure to keep them on a leash when out walking. While not recommended for apartment living because of their active nature, they are better if they have some acreage to explore and burn off their energy.

Retriever, companion dog
Date of Origin
Brittany Spaniel and Poodle

Brittnepoo Health

Average Size
Male Brittnepoo size stats
Height: 15-20 inches Weight: 45-50 lbs
Female Brittnepoo size stats
Height: 14-18 inches Weight: 35-45 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
  • Insulimoma
Minor Concerns
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Cushing's Disease
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Bloat
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Urinalysis
  • Full Blood Work
  • General Physical Examination
  • Imagery Tests and Eye Tests

Brittnepoo Breed History

Because there is little history about the Brittnepoo, checking the parent breed can provide vital information to the character and nature of the new hybrid. Both parent dogs – the Poodle and the Brittany Spaniel – have a history of hunting and retrieving in their blood. It would be fair to say that the Brittnepoo has inherited the hunting instinct from these dogs. The Brittany was named after the French province of Brittany. The blood lines of this dog include the orange and white setter crossed with perhaps the Welsh Springer Spaniel. The Brittany Spaniel is one of the most popular dogs for bird hunting. It was first shown in France in 1896 and was first recognised by the American Kennel Club in 1934. The Poodle originated in Germany but developed into its own distinctive breed in France. There are several suggestions about its ancestry, but whichever is right, it is an old breed. The French used the larger Standard Poodle for duck hunting, the Miniature Poodle to sniff out truffles in the woods, while the main job of the Toy Poodle was to serve as a companion. The Poodle often travelled with Gypsies who discovered it was excellent to train as a circus dog. It is not known for sure when the Poodle arrived in the United States of America, but the AKC registered their first Poodle in 1886. Poodles were fairly rare in the United States until after World War ll. By the mid-1950s it had become the most popular breed in the country which was a position it held for more than 20 years. The Brittnepoo seems set to carry on the popular lines of these dogs, and is making a place for itself in dog owners hearts.

Brittnepoo Breed Appearance

The Brittnepoo is a medium size dog that is elegant and squarely-built. The muzzle is long, and the skull is rounded, and it has a slight stop. The wide-set ears hang close to the head and are floppy. The nose has wide nostrils and comes in various shades from tan to brown, deep pink or even black, depending on the coat shade. The teeth meet in a scissors bite. The eyes of the Brittnepoo are oval and dark in color. The body is athletic and well formed, with long straight front legs and small round feet with well arched toes and thick pads. The tail is set high and is either naturally short or docked to four inches or less (in Europe it is illegal to crop tails). Dewclaws are sometimes removed. There may be feathering on the legs from the Brittany Spaniel lineage.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Brittnepoo eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Brittnepoo nose
Coat Color Possibilities
black Brittnepoo coat
silver Brittnepoo coat
white Brittnepoo coat
brown Brittnepoo coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Brittnepoo wavy coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Brittnepoo Breed Maintenance

The Brittnepoo care and maintenance depends on how predominate the Poodle influence on your dog is. Usually the hybrid breed has a combination of the Brittany Spaniel's soft dense single coat that is lightly feathered, with the Poodle's fine curly coat. It will need regular brushing every second day just to keep it from matting. It may need to be trimmed to keep it in shape especially if your Brittnepoo has the tendency toward the Poodle coat. While this dog doesn’t require frequent washing, ensure you use a sensitive dog shampoo to keep the skin healthy. Dental care is especially important so teach your dog while he is young to have his mouth examined and his teeth brushed. If your dog has been out exploring, check the inner ear to ensure there are not seeds trapped in the ear to cause inflammation. A nail trim every two weeks should keep your dog in perfect health.

Brushes for Brittnepoo
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Brittnepoo requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Brittnepoo Temperament

The Brittnepoo is a dog that wants to please and has a sensitive side to its nature. When training this breed, use firm but kind language, and reward achievements with lavish praise and small treats. These dogs have plenty of energy and will happily join you in a walk or a game. When you are walking the dog, keep them on a leash as they may wander off following their noses, leaving you behind. They are intelligent dogs who learn quickly, and they respect a strong leader. Socialise the puppies well to ensure they are good with children and other pets. These dogs need mental stimulation and physical exercise to keep them happy and healthy. They can become hyperactive and unstable if they don’t’ get the exercise they need. The Brittnepoo is an affectionate dog yet has a little independent streak, but are usually very good natured and easy to care for. Their enthusiasm to go for a walk or have a game will bring a smile to your face, they just love life.

Brittnepoo Activity Requirements

The Brittnepoo comes from a lineage of active parent dogs, so it inherits that trait. They love a good daily walk or run, and love an active game with the family. They love to retrieve a ball, splash about in water, or take the challenge for an obstacle course. The Brittnepoo is a highly intelligent dog who loves a mental challenge. If you have a fenced yard, they will keep themselves happy with one eye on you to see what you are up to. They are people dogs, and love to be part of the family scene. While they can be kept in an apartment, they do need to be exercised daily to make that successful. And by exercise, I mean a challenging walk or run, or games where they must fetch the ball. You need to wear off that energy so that they are happy to rest once inside. These dogs need to be walked on average 1 to 2 miles every day.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
10 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Brittnepoo Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.2 - $1.4
Monthly Cost
$34 - $45

Brittnepoo Owner Experiences

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