No matter what the activity is or where it takes place, being included is the Brittany's favorite activity. Whether it's sitting in front of the TV at the end of the evening or taking off for a family hike in the woods, the Brittany will expect to either lead the way or bring up the rear. Though they are a high energy breed, they are not hyper but perceptive and intelligent. Those who seek out a Brittany for their own can look forward to many years of having a good family dog or a great hunting buddy, both with an all round champion heart.
Providing the right environment for the Brittany is an important issue as it can truly affect their long term health. The Brittany is a dog that expects to live in a house of harmony and balance. Though they can handle the occasional dispute, a home that has nothing to offer but slamming doors and constant discord will eventually wear on the sensitive Brittany. They are a type of peace keeper, even for other animals in the house. Should an unavoidable confrontation break out, the Brittany will be the first to leave the room. Although the breed will always keep a good watch over the household and all who are in it, the friendly Brit only makes a mediocre guard dog. Being friends first simply tends to be the way of the sociable Brittany breed.
As long as the Brittany has room to roam they are typically a happy camper. In limited spaces, a Brit will need daily walks to keep not only its body but its mind active as well. Whether out for a walk in the park or taking part in planned activities, anything that gives the Brit a chance to use its nose is a welcome activity. This instinct is a deeply ingrained trait that was developed over hundreds of years for their use as a hunting dog. When a Brittany is trained, socialized, and neutered or spayed, a dog park is a wonderful, fun filled option. Brittanys will love the opportunity to meet up with other dogs, not to mention put their skills to use over the agility course.
Feeding the Brittany correctly is also a must for their sensitive systems. Table scraps and snacks too high in fat, sugar, and salt will eventually land them in the vet's office with serious problems in a very short amount of time. With regular checkups and just a weekly brushing, the Brittany is a fairly self sufficient breed that enjoys being where ever the action is. As some have found, having two Brittanys allows two individuals of the same energy level to keep each other sufficiently busy throughout the day.