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.