Does anyone have a Brittany dog?

  1. My dh has his heart set on a Brittany dog. He hunts but not as much as he'd like.

    So the dog will mostly be with me and my two boys. (4 and 2 y/o)

    We have a 2000 sq ft. house. A nice size yard. (medium though not fenced in)

    My dh and I are active. My dh said he'd run with the dog. He'd run a mile....but to get my dh to run everyday would not happen. Usually 3 X a week for 1 mile each time.

    We'd be outside with the dog a lot. My boys are full of energy so they'd get exercise that way.

    She'll go for lots of walks.

    We do live in MI. So the winters are cold and dreary. We have a nice size basement we can play with her in it's minimally furnished...except for toys and tables...so there's room to play and run. (as my boys do down there)

    I've heard the dogs good with kids. Have you found the same? Thanks in advance.
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  3. by   gwenith
    The only Brittany I know is Brittany Spears - any relation:chuckle:
  4. by   natsfanrn
    I have a Brittany and she's absolutely great with kids; very good and even temperament and loves attention. I will warn you, though, that they are EXTREMELY active, strong and can be a bit bull-headed. Don't even think of getting one unless you're willing to invest time, money and effort in training and are willing to provide adequate exercise. And members of any breed can be good or bad with children -- it's so dependent on the individual, his/her upbringing, and how he/she is handled and treated by the children.

    That said, Millie is the first Brittany I've ever owned and she surely won't be my last. She has a very strong personality and just loves people to death. And if you're lucky, you'll get a "smiler" -- a trait that seems fairly common in these dogs, where they curl back their lips and give a welcome smile (actually, tends to freak people out since they think it's aggression-based).

    Good luck
  5. by   prmenrs
    I need a visual--got a picture or a website? Thanks
  6. by   natsfanrn
    I'm assuming you mean a visual of a smiling Brittany? Mine's not in much of a mood to smile since she had a tumor removed from her gums the other day, but I'll keep the camera aimed and hopefully get one out of her soon. Will post when/if I do...

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