Brittany Dogs - Bright and Beautiful

Next to enthusiasm and curiosity, the Brittany's best quality may be his physical and mental agility.


After her dog, Ch. Magic Sir-ly You Jest, Jester, won Best of Breed at the 2002 Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York, Nichole Otterson decided it was time to return to the field. And Jester, a model of Brittany perfection, was ready to get his paws dirty, too. 

At his first field trial, Otterson recalls that Jester went into focused performance mode -- something he also did well at dog shows. He went right over to the bush, sniffed out a bird, and carried it back like it was a big trophy, recalls the Brighton, Colo., breeder, owner, and handler of champions since 1989.

Brittanys are just as happy to be in the show ring or field as they are to be bringing you the morning paper, Otterson says. They crave human companionship and will do just about anything for you.

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Donn   Buffalo, New York

11/1/2013 8:14:03 AM

My boyfriend had a Brittany Spaniel from the time she was a pup. We had to put her to sleep on Sept 23 after 12 beautiful years of happiness and friendship. I only knew her for the last two years of her life but I completely fell in love with her. She just loved being hugged and loved snuggling. She couldn't get enough. She loved laying in the sun in the fall and in the shade in summertime. Tom took her hunting every year except for the last two as she started to slow down considerably but she still enjoyed her large yard and the pool in summertime. Brittany's are awesome and beautiful animals but you are correct about hunting dogs wanting to be constantly on the run, especially when they are puppies. Tom was almost in tears because she would bolt and he had to chase her to get her back.

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Abby - 252915   Larkspur, CA

9/17/2012 3:19:07 PM

I love Brittanys. They seem like an amazing dog

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