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Lab/Brittany Spaniel Questions

In case you haven't caught on yet, I've been on puppy look out.

So, I have questions about this. Its very speculatory, but I need expert info, or qualified guestamates, from those who are familiar with the breeds.

My entire family is or has been at one time a full on hunter. (entire family lives in northern mn). My uncle used to breed chocolate labs. And he owns a brittany spaniel now. (for hunting)

So this puppy is a mix. I am familiar with both breeds, but never owned one.

I found her at a well kept family store. Good healthy doggies, and happy doggies, too.

What I know:
Female
Born 6/16/07
Mother: Lab
Father: Brittany Spaniel
Current Weight: about 10-15lbs
Current Height: appears just under a foot
I visited her three times over hte past two weeks. No one has bought her. She is very lovable. not a barker, and so far no shedding at all.

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Questions I have:
1) How big do you think this dog will get? She is so small. Is she a runt?
2) She appears to be predomanently spaniel, does that mean less shedding?
3) What are the odds this dog will shed more like a lab then a spaniel?
4) Do you think she will adopt the hunting dog bark as she gets older? or will I be able to deter that?
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I do know that you can deter a bark by being there to correct it when she does it inappropriately. Sometimes, barks are good though...

The rest.. *shrug*

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The third pic shows her sister on the left. Her sister is bigger and looks more like a lab, I think.
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Questions I have:
1) How big do you think this dog will get? She is so small. Is she a runt?
2) She appears to be predomanently spaniel, does that mean less shedding?
3) What are the odds this dog will shed more like a lab then a spaniel?
4) Do you think she will adopt the hunting dog bark as she gets older? or will I be able to deter that?
If you're that worried about shedding, this is not the dog for you. Brittany Spaniels shed a lot.

My Brittany barked when someone approached the house and would quickly stop upon command.

It would not be right to keep this dog inside a lot so you better have a big yard and a fence or live out in the middle of no where.

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that 4th pic is hilarious its like shes hanging out a car door window or chillin in a hot tub

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Yea, I was wondering about that.
These dogs like to roam around on their own A LOT and run laps.

We have a big enough fenced in yard, and I would take her to play alot, but not out often where she would be able to run around with out a leash. Can't do that in Chicagoland like you can in the sticks in Florida or N. MN.
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Another thing to consider is how destructive are then when they are bored if you're not around. I don't know about that breed, but there are some that are just a problem waiting to happen if they are left unattended often.

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Yea, I was wondering about that.
These dogs like to roam around on their own A LOT and run laps.

We have a big enough fenced in yard, and I would take her to play alot, but not out often where she would be able to run around with out a leash. Can't do that in Chicagoland like you can in the sticks in Florida or N. MN.
My Brittany lived in upstate NY and ran free (for the most part) his whole life...I'm kinda partial.

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I've heard they have a tendency to be highstrung but that was not the case with mine...he did like to play but was pretty chill the rest of the time.

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Another thing to consider is how destructive are then when they are bored if you're not around. I don't know about that breed, but there are some that are just a problem waiting to happen if they are left unattended often.
ALL PUPPIES are destructive. So you have to prepare for that and puppy proof your house and give them a good place while you are at work.
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ALL PUPPIES are destructive. So you have to prepare for that and puppy proof your house and give them a good place while you are at work.
Some adult dogs are too if they are left bored out of their skull.

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I could go on all night about hunting dogs but

something that jumped out at me was the size - you can get a close guess as to their adult weight by doubling their 4 month weight. thats VERY light for a dog that age

That dog needs and derserves to be run daily or close to it. Dont think you can run it on a leash every other day and expect it to be content and satisfied. Its not fair to the dog.

Will you hunt the dog?
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Questions I have:
1) How big do you think this dog will get? She is so small. Is she a runt?
2) She appears to be predomanently spaniel, does that mean less shedding?
3) What are the odds this dog will shed more like a lab then a spaniel?
4) Do you think she will adopt the hunting dog bark as she gets older? or will I be able to deter that?
She's adorable! Speaking as a breeder and from LOTS of experience, there is no such thing as a runt. Some of my smallest puppies at birth (a min pin weighing 4oz's) was my largest at maturity, and some of my largest, were much smaller than anticipated.

Most dogs shed, and since she is a mixed breed her genetics can't really predict how she'll shed. The only way to really know is when she reaches maturity you'll be able to see what type of coat she has. If she's brushed daily, shedding will be reduced to a minimum.

As far as barking goes, that is both a genetic, and a learned behavior. You ARE able to control barking to a degree with training, but some breeds that it is inherit in hve a very difficult time keeping their yaps shut.

It's one cute puppy however...

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I could go on all night about hunting dogs but

something that jumped out at me was the size - you can get a close guess as to their adult weight by doubling their 4 month weight. thats VERY light for a dog that age

That dog needs and derserves to be run daily or close to it. Dont think you can run it on a leash every other day and expect it to be content and satisfied. Its not fair to the dog.

Will you hunt the dog?
less than 12" at the shoulders?? wow
Well, we have Bella and a back yard so play time will be frequent. And off the leash more then not with the back yard. When out and about, tho, it will be leash time. I will take her to places where she can run a lot without a leash, but it wont be a daily thing.

Yea, I know, I was really surprised about the size. That is the main thing I am wondering about. So small for being 5 months old. So this dog is really got more of the Brittany in her. That is what attracts me the most. Her size.

This dog is so very sweet. She is so lovable.

So Im still on the fence, we'll see how it goes.
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How much they asking for these dogs and where? I might get the other one for my Mother who lives in the mountains.

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I had a purebred brittany, he was a big ass one though, around 60lbs. They are really, really crazy.

Edit and I had a similar pair to what you might have, they got along great.

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Brittany's must be a small breed (I'm not familiar with them) if he is only 10-15 lbs. after 5 months. My Max is a pure bred black lab and weighs 19 lbs. at 3 months. He has been gaining a pound a week since we've had him, which has been 5 weeks.

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A brittany should be at least 35lbs. Most I've seen are around 45.
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Yea, the Brittany's get to be about 40-50lbs full grown.

60lbs is a big one, for sure! wow, pretty doggie.

They are lean, long legged - hunters - runners.
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Brittanies of France

The only one I knew was a true Brittany Spaniel from France in the Averne region which is close to the Appalachains Range for comparision. They could be one of the most intelligent, loyal, beautiful breeds around. The one I saw was a true counrty dog never on a leash. They are borderline suburb dogs and def NOT city dogs that obviously do best in the country. Everything everybody has been saying about them being crazy is spot on. They must have ample room to run around daily, if you can give them that then they could be the best dog you will own. This dog was born to be outside, period. If you ever get to see one out in the open you will instantly know what I mean. Best of luck.
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