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Experiences with Brittany Spaniels?

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I'm considering getting a French Brittany Spaniel. Can anyone give my their thoughts on them based on experience? Actually the dog will not be used for hunting (maybe a little) but just be a family dog in the house. I like their size and I'm told they are a fairly light shedder? I've hear they can be "hyper" but a couple breeders I've talked too say it's not true?

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Why are you attracted to a French Britt instead of a regular Britt? In my mind they are the same thing except the Frenchie can have different coat colors. It seems to me either one would be a very nice dog if you did your homework up front. My guess is the French Britt would cost more.

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gpsman is right....they're the same, except for color. I've had both, although my French was tougher than my American...how ironic.

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I don't have any experience with french britts, but I have been around american britts for over 20 years and actively breeding them for 10 years. Are britts hyper? That is almost a loaded question. They are hunting dogs and being a hunting dog requires a certian amount of energy, If you excerise them properly (they need to run for 15 to 20 minutes a day, a walk on leash doesn't count) they are usally mellow. The are very smart and adjust well to family routines. I have 4 kids under 5 years old and every dog I own I would trust with the kids. If you have more specific questions feel to e-mail at kentucky_ike@yahoo (Contact Us Please)

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I have done a bit of research on French Britts and plan on getting one when my current dog goes to the happy hunting grounds. From what I remember when the Brittany's were first brought over they developed into a slightly taller dog with differant hunting characteristics (not good or bad just slightly differant) Like others pointed out color has changed the american's have a lighter colored nose and black color in there coats has been eliminated from the breed. I think bottom line the French Britts are a little smaller, have darker colors, and tend to hunt a little closer to you in the field. Both are supposed to be great family/hunting dogs with proper exercise.

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French Brittanys are sold by breeders looking to pull in a little extra $$ based on being unique.

You want a black nose Brittany - buy a Frenchy.

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Kentucky Ike, I tried to send you an email to the address you gave me and it came back? is kentucky_ike@yahoo correct?

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I did get your mail & I have replyed

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I hunted with 7 guys from minnesota this week, that had one dog for them. The little guy is probably the best small dog i have ever seen. He played with my grandsons after hunting, and was very good with them. CAJ

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I have two American Britts. One pup and another almost 3.

Very good house dogs. Love to please. Older one is a very good hunter. It is really fun to hunt behind a pointer. It is kind of like ice fishing with a Vexlar. Your mind can wonder and you can BS with your buddy, but when the screen lights up or the dog goes on point, GAME ON!!!

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I may be way off but most of the French dogs that I have seen have been a little smaller than the Orange brits. Most of the guys that I know that run French dogs are grouse hunters and most that run Orange dogs are pheasant guys. Again this may just be my own expereinces and if you guys say they are the same I will believe you. I have seen some really nice ones though, in the grouse woods and in the field.

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    • leech~~
      Could have throw a line off the south shore since you were all the way up there.
    • easyrider25
      Hey guys thanks for the tips.  What you are saying really makes sense.  I have been working on these items this week, not expecting a completely changed dog out there but looking forward to continued exercises this weekend out in the blind.
    • JBMasterAngler
      Drove all the way up to grindstone this morning from Forest Lake. As I'm driving along the shoreline, I can't stop admiring how beautiful of a day it is, and how great it will be to be on the water. Was totally amped up to fish for some trout! Then I pull up to the boat launch...and it's closed down!  This dredging project has been pushed back for years, then they finally decide to do it on a beautiful sunny day, that I picked to come here...on the last day of the lake trout season nonetheless! Needless to say, I was very upset! 
    • papadarv
      Actually DMV and DNR do quite well at their auctions. You win bid, You Pay, You own. No red tape, no collection process, simple and things seem to sell for quite a bit of money. Go and one see for yourself, its quite amazing. Lots of them at the Arden Hills DMV. Hard to collect money over the phone and on the internet. I do believe they will use the same auction process for this property sale as the DMV and DNR are good at it and a lot of buyers will be there. If the internet were to be used, the "political cronies" would need to create a bill, Ear Mark several million to develop a site, create an app, hire 40 to 50 people to manage and than increase taxes to cover the cost much like Obama Care Not a good plan. If your interested, go to auction, bring lots of money, win a bid and own. 2016 MN auction schedule if your interested in going to one. http://mn.gov/admin/citizen/surplus-property/auctions/schedule/
    • SpecialK
      They were dredging there today. Not sure if they are done or if it will take longer.