The name “Brittany” was taken from the Brittany region in northwestern France in the 17th century where this breed originated. In America Brittany dogs are commonly referred to by several other names, but they are all in reference to the same breed.
Some other names include:
- Brittany Spaniel
- Brittany Wiegraf
- Epagneul Breton
- French Brittany
Brittany’s were originally bred as gun dogs used primarily for bird hunting.They are a healthy breed with an average lifespan between 12 to 14 years. However, just like any purebred dog, they are susceptible to illnesses and accidents.
Brittany Dog Health Issues
The most commonly cited hereditary disorder associate with Brittany’s is hip dysplasia. According to the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals, 14.3% of 18,974 Brittany’s that were evaluated were found to be dysplastic. Brittany’s are also commonly associated with epilepsy and hypothyroidism. Here is a list of some health issues to keep an eye on as the owner of a Brittany dog.
|Health Issue||Cost to Treat|
|Hip Dysplasia||$4,000 to $6,000|
|Epilepsy||$200 to $15,000|
|Canine Cancer||$5,000 to $20,000|
|Patella Luxation||$1,500 to $3,000|
|Torn Ligaments||$3,000 to $6,000|
|Broken Leg||$500 to $5,000|
Key Coverage to Consider
All of the top five best pet insurance companies cover major medical issues like accidents and illnesses. This chart provides a more detailed breakdown.
|✓ Accidents||✓ Illnesses|
|✓ X-Rays, Blood Tests, etc.||✓ Surgery|
|✓ Hereditary Conditions||✓ Hospitalization|
|✓ Congenital Conditions||✓ Prescription Medications|
|✓ Chronic Conditions||✓ Emergency Care|
|✓ Cancer||✓ Specialty Care|
|✓ Diagnostic Treatment||✓ Alternative Treatment|
|X Pre-Existing Conditions||X Preventative Care|
Note: Unfortunately, dog insurance does not cover pre-existing conditions, so it’s important to enroll while your pet is healthy and young.
How Much Does it Cost?
Below are some samples across the country to give you an idea of how much it costs. However, the only way to know exactly how much a plan will cost is to get quotes for your Brittany.