Brittany Calendars: The Brittany Spaniel is a compact, closely knit dog of medium size, and leggy in appearance. They are strong, vigorous, energetic and have quick movement. Brittanys can be tricolor, black and white or liver and white. They have short drop ears that are high on the head, and have medium length hair with has splotches of color on the body and face. Sometimes they have freckles. Brittany Spaniels can be born with or without tails, or with naturally docked tails. The appropriate length for the tail according to the AKC is four inches. The Brittany's first love is birds, then people. Brittany Spaniels make excellent pointing birds dog because of their keen sense of smell. They are the only spaniel that points to game, thus making them the most popular breed for pointing field trials. Their ability to point and obey is unmatched. Brittanys, or Epagneul Bretons, do try to please their masters and are excellent at obedience. They are agreeable with children and other pets, but should not be rough-housed with, as they can become too excited around some children. They make excellent search dogs, originally bred for searching out woodcock in the regions of France. Their temperament is quite mild and obedient. Colorful in body and spirit, the Brittany makes an awesome hunter and companion. Brittany Calendars.