The Brittany Spaniel is a purebred dog recognized by the American Kennel Club. As such, it is not considered a mix. However, the Brittany Spaniel is a popular choice for crossbreeding, making it one-half of mixes like the Labany (Labrador and Brittany) and the Brittnepoo (Poodle and Brittany).
The Brittany Spaniel is now more commonly known as a Brittany. It is a breed valued for both its hunting skills and companionship. Inquisitiveness and intelligence are characteristics of the Brittany that come in handy when it is used for hunting.
The Brittany is a medium-sized, active dog that requires a fair amount of exercise. If not given sufficient attention or exercise, this breed tends to be hyperactive and releases energy in undesirable ways like chewing, wetting and barking.
A Brittany possesses a feathery, colorful coat and is well behaved when trained. These traits make Brittanys desirable as show dogs. The athletic ability, strength and agility of the breed make it ideal for competitions such as field trials, swimming, diving, obstacle courses and fetching.