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.