Good Exercises For Your Brittany
The Brittany was developed in the 1800’s in France, primarily for hunting birds. This is a cross between from French Spaniels and English Setters. The breed became popular in the US in the 1930’s and is one of the most popular hunting dogs.
- medium sized dog
- athletic, strong dog with compact muscles, but not a heavy dog
- short to medium-coat
- large floppy ears
- sweet-natured, even ‘sensitive’
- intelligent, very trainable
- friendly, good family dog, but exuberant-may overwhelm small children
- hardy dogs, love to be outside
- lively, high-energy level
- Walk – long. daily walk (1+ hour)
- Hikes (45+ minutes) in challenging terrain (up hills, over brush, etc.)
- Running – Brittanys can be great running dogs for longer (45+ minutes) but moderately-paced runs.
- Agility – Brittanys have the energy, intelligence, and temperament for this sport.
- Tracking – You can train for fun or for competition.
- Dog Parks – Brittany’s are generally friendly with other dogs. If you feel yours if well socialized, let her romp with friends to burn off energy.
- Skijoring, Canicross, Bikejoring
Suggested Exercise Plan
Brittanys are energetic dogs that require frequent exercise and room to run – and not just time in the backyard alone. Carve out time for at least:
- an hour brisk walk
- 2 – 30-minute sessions in the yard of active play or training
- half hour brisk walk and a half-hour at the dog park
Things To Note
Brittany’s have a reputation for being a little wild, hard-to-control, but this situation almost always occurs because of insufficient exercise and exertion. This breed is slightly more prone to hip dysplasia.