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Re: Brittany, tell me about them. [Re: Jim in Idaho] #16132458 05/31/21
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Re: Brittany, tell me about them. [Re: Jim in Idaho] #16265025 07/19/21
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Some of these posts crack me up. There is no one size fits all with any breed. All my Brits (currently own 3) are from hard core horseback field trial lines, they RUN big when they need to, yet shorten up when foot hunted off of. They can be high strung, but typically relax in the house after a few minutes. With that said, I have never just left a Brittany in the house when I was gone. That’s a recipe for disaster. Ill never say never, but I don’t see myself ever not having a Brittany to hunt over. For the guys saying that shorthairs are better, well we’ve obviously seen different dogs. I have seen some absolutely stupid shorthairs that shouldn’t even be fed. IMO, Brittany’s as whole, are a hell of a lot smarter than GSP’s.

Re: Brittany, tell me about them. [Re: Jim in Idaho] #16267270 07/20/21
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After 4 labradors.... I got a Britt last December...

The little terrist have been exceptionally destructive... a sure fire sign that he is not getting enough exercise...

I can say a few things for sure... This little fuggr is smart... Not Border Collie smart... but way more wheels turning than a Labrador by far...

Bird crazy right out of the box... At 8 months... he is already pointing woodcock... not steady yet.... but still. Impressive.

We'll see what hunting season brings...


If a good dog will last 15 years.... and a pick up will last you 10 years... then, by my math... I'm only good for three more trucks and two more dogs before I'm done.

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Re: Brittany, tell me about them. [Re: Jim in Idaho] #16278118 07/24/21
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It sounds like you're looking for a companion dog more than a field dog. Britt would be a great choice. But get one from show stock........not hunting stock. My first Britt was a liver/white female from horseback FT stock. Took me the first year to reign her in to a closer working, hunting dog. She ended up being the dog of many lifetimes. Steady to wing & shot. Soft-mouthed retrieve to hand (even got a deep water retrieve on a turkey from her like she did it every day). Hunted balls out until I couldn't go anymore and still leaped into the bed of the pickup at the end. She was very affectionate to anyone. But really didn't want bothered much unless you were taking her to the field to run or hunt. At 4 years old I had her bred to the #2 stud Britt in the nation (#2 to his father who was #1) at that time. The sire was of show stock more than anything. Got 8 females and 2 males. Kept an orange female as my pick of the litter. Most beautifully perfect female Britt I've ever seen !!!! Dumb as a brick in the field. Sweet as pie. Laid back. But dumb. Never hunted a day in her life. But would have made a prefect companion dog.


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