(Brittany Spaniel X Poodle)
Introducing the Brittanypoo:
A Brittanypoo is a hybrid breed that is developed by crossing a Brittany Spaniel and Poodle. Brittanypoos have grown in popularity because of their wonderful temperaments, which is what they were specifically bred for. They are a medium sized breed (about 14-18 inches at the shoulder) with semi long hair and long soft ears.
Description of the Brittantpoo:
The appearance of this breed may vary since its parents are two separate pure breeds, however, there are some characteristic of its appearance that are very common. The texture of a Brittanypoo's coat may be curly or feathered. The body of the Brittanypoo is shorter than average when compared to the length of its legs, but still very strong. Brittanypoos often have a very rounded head and a reasonably long muzzle when compared to the Cavoodle. The ears are long and usually set well above the eyes and hang low past its chin. The neck is elongated and transitions to its straight back. Its tail is long and usually hangs freely past the hocks.
Temperament of the Brittanypoo:
One definite characteristic of the Brittanypoo is its temperament and outgoing nature. Both Mini and Medium Brittanypoos should be easy going and sociable since both of their parents have these characteristics. It is a playful breed that enjoys interacting with well-behaved children. The Brittanypoo is loyal, intelligent, and very affectionate. Having a very sweet nature, Brittanypoos steal the hearts of many. Brittanypoos are best described as “social butterflies”. Since one of its parents is a Poodle, it may have a tendency to want a significant amount of attention and special treatment.
Brittanypoo Activity level:
The Brittanypoo is an intelligent, a happy-go-lucky dog that loves to run and play with his family. A home with a yard is preferable to no yard at all for Brittanypoos, but daily walks will be required for these active dogs. Brittanypoos are more active than the very similar Cavoodle. Brittanypoos have the tendency to over eat so exercise is needed for this dog to stay maintain their weight and stay healthy. They are just as comfortable whether living with an active family or spending time on the couch with a less active family watching TV.
The Brittanypoo is usually single coloured but most the solid colour is broken up with white markings. Brittanypoos can come in any colour that Poodles can be found in, including parti colours but the most common colours are gold or black. Parti colours are rarer but do occur.
Grooming your Brittanypoo:
The Brittanypoo should carry coat characteristics from both the Poodle and the Spaniel. The preferred coat is dense, curly or heavily wavy, and close. The Brittanypoo should be brushed and combed regularly. As Brittanypoos are a low to non-shed breed, clipping is required. The amount of grooming required for a Brittanypoo will depend on the length of its coat. All coat types will require some grooming but Brittanypoo with longer coats will need to be brushed more often than dogs with clipped coats. Brittanypoos need to have their ears properly dried after their bath to avoid infections.
Training your Brittanypoo:
Both Poodles and Spaniels which make up the Brittanypoo are highly intelligent breeds and the Brittanypoo is a very quick learner. Early socialization and obedience are recommended for all Brittanypoos. Brittanypoos are fairly easy to train they make wonderful training students. They will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, patience, and consistency. It can sometimes be difficult to keep your Brittanypoo puppy’s attention for long periods of time so try to make training times short and fun. Also make sure your Brittanypoo puppy will come when called in the backyard before going out to an unfenced area as they have a tendency to wander over to new people they meet and “say hello”.
Mini Brittanypoos grow to about 10-12 inches at the shoulder as adults.
Medium Brittanypoos grow to about 14-16 inches at the shoulder as adults.
Brittanypoo Life Span:
11 – 13 years