The Brittany breed started life in an area of France called Callac, in the Village of Callac
itself, there stands a statue of a French Cob horse, on which the Brittany is reputed to be based. In the 1800`s it was usual
for the landed gentry in England to shoot partridge and snipe in France, and of course, they took with them their best gundogs,
mostly setters and pointers. These were often left with the French landowners from one season to the next, and resulted in
a number of matings between the popular Fougeres, a very highspirited spaniel from the area, and these English Pointers
and English Gordon Setters, an excellent gundog was born- the Brittany or Epagneul Breton. During the mid of the 19th century,
Breton peasants wanted a dog with pointing and retrieving abilities and was a popular hunting dog throughout the Province.
The Brittany`s are lively and energetic dogs, making great companions in the home, and super sporting dogs in the field.