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Aren't females better hunters/pets/family dogs than males?

How long do Brittanys live?

Are Brittanys good pets even if no one in my household hunts?

I've heard that Brittanys are very hyper! Is this true?


Do Brittanys require a lot of grooming?

I live in an apartment /My yard is not fenced. Can I still have a Brittany?

Are Brittanys good with children? How about other dogs and/or cats?

Are Brittanys hard to housebreak?


Do Brittanys have many health problems?


Aren't females better hunters/pets/family dogs than males?

Absolutely not, although this is a very common misconception. Females can make excellent hunting dogs, great companions, loving friends, and wonderful family dogs. So can males in almost exactly the same proportion! In this breed, there are no real distinctions in temperament or hunting ability between the genders. If anything, females tend to be a bit more independent and stubborn than males and most breeders will tell you that the best family pets tend to be neutered males. Males neutered prior to puberty do not mark (worry about marking is one reason people think they want a female
. ) Even intact males usually do not mark if they are properly housebroken. Please keep an open mind and look at the individual Brittany, not just at gender!

How long do Brittanys live?
The average is 13 years, but this can vary by several years on either side

Are Brittanys good pets even if no one in my household hunts?
Sure, Brittanys are generally outstanding pets, but they do require regular, active exercise! If there are no hunters in your family, consider taking up an active sport or competitive activity that you can do with your Brittany such as hiking, biking, jogging, agility trials, obedience training or one of many others. The important thing to remember is that the ideal Brittany family should have an active lifestyle that involves the dog. See About the Brittany for more discussion on this issue.

I've heard that Brittanys are very hyper! Is this true?

Brittanys are very high energy dogs that require regular, daily exercise. Given the proper amount of exercise, most Brittanys can live happily and calmly in the house. There are a few Brittanys that are very mellow and laid back by nature, but these tend to be the exception rather than the rule. Before you select a Brittany, be sure you are ready to make a commitment to getting regular, purposeful activity for the dog. See About the Brittany for more discussion.

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