Category: Sporting Dogs
Facts about Brittany Spaniel Dog, "Scientific name for Brittany Spaniel Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". The Brittany Spaniel Dog is most known for its happy go lucky demeanor and gentleness. Once thought to be a possible mix between the White Setter and the Orange Setter, the Brittany Spaniel is one of the most popular breeds for bird hunting that you will see.
Brittany Spaniel Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
It is a Fact a Brittany Spaniel Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Brittany Spaniel Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the Brittany Spaniel Dogs eye protected and moist. Brittany Spaniel Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals.
It originated in France around the middle 1700’s and was later introduced to the United States when they were brought over the seas. The first Americans hadn’t seen the breed for themselves and hadn’t fallen in love with until nearly 1800 though the breed stood in their country for many years. This breed wasn’t nationally recognized in the United States until the AKC finally deemed in worthy in 1934.
Brittany Spaniel Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. It is a fact a Brittany Spaniel Dog can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Brittany Spaniel Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
The Brittany is both intelligent and very easy to train, making it simple to train for its bird hunting origins. The Brittany Spaniel Dog breed that also needs to be exercised as it is a breed with high energy and if left without being physically and mentally stimulated it will become unstable and hyperactive. The Brittany Spaniel Dog breed needs an owner that is both loving and affirmative, as they must constantly remind the dog who is pack leader as it is a breed that can be tough to train. Overall the Brittany Spaniel Dog is a hyperactive breed who is not only very playful, but it can be very affectionate as well.
When it comes to the overall health and care of the Brittany Spaniel Dog, the Brittany Spaniel requires little to no maintenance. Their average lifespan of Brittany Spaniel Dog is between 12-14 years.
The number one heath problems amongst Brittany Spaniel Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Brittany Spaniel Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails. The only health concerns of Brittany Spaniel Dogs is you need to be concerned about potential risk of developing epilepsy and hip dysplasia. Brittany Spaniel are prone to ear infections, make sure you do not feed them wheat and no pizza crust gives them ear infections.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Brittany Spaniel Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult Brittany Spaniel Dogs they have 42 teeth. When Brittany Spaniel puppies are born, they have no teeth and are deaf and blind. Brittany Spaniel Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month.
As long as a brush is passed through this breeds coat on a weekly basis and it receives daily exercise, Brittany Spaniel can make for a perfect household pet or a furry companion in your apartment.
The males weigh on average 35 to 40 pounds (16 to 18 kg) The females weigh on average 30 to 40 pounds (14 to 18 kg). Life span is about 12 to 14 years.
Average body temperature for a Brittany Spaniel Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
Female Brittany Spaniel Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Female Brittany Spaniel Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born.
A Brittany Spaniel Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
A Brittany Spaniel Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
Only humans and dogs have prostates and a dog doesn't have an appendix.
Brittany Spaniel Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. It is a Fact a Brittany Spaniel Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Brittany Spaniel Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
Brittany Spaniel Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.