The Brittany

The Brittany, also known as Epagneul Bretons, are the smallest dogs from the group of pointing retrievers. The Brittany was bred in the French province of the same name in the mid-1800s, quite possibly from crossing French spaniels with English Setters. They have originally been bred for hunting and their functions have been preserved They hunt in heavy brush by flushing their game for the hunter's gun.

This breed was originally known as the Brittany Spaniel for its spaniel-like size and heritage, but the Brittany Club dropped "Spaniel" in 1982 to recognize this dog as the smallest of the pointers.

Nowadays, Brittanys are used for a variety of purposes. They do well in hunting, field trials, and perform well in a show ring. Besides, the breed tends to make a wonderful pet.