The Brittany is a hearty, vigorous, medium-sized, square, leggy dog with a fairly short, lightly feathered single coat. He is very agile and active. He comes in orange and white or liver and white in either a clear or roan pattern, with some ticking. Tricolor (liver and white with orange points) is allowed, but not preferred. Black is a disqualification. The eyes are amber or hazel, depending on coat color. The nose might not be black. The high-set ears are rather short in a triangular shape, slightly fringed, and hanging close to the head. The tail is either naturally short or docked to less than 4 inches.
This hearty hunting dog probably originated in Brittany, a province in France. The Brittany was first shown in that country in 1896. A versatile hunter, the Brittany can point as well as retrieve. An excellent worker on upland game, quail, woodcock, pheasant, grouse, and chukar, the Brittany is one of the most popular pointing breeds for bird hunting.