Brittanys are a breed of medium-sized gun dogs that originally came out of the Brittany province of France. They were originally bred to hunt birds. They are popular dogs that have athletic, compact and solid bodies, often with long legs. Brittanys are very energetic dogs that need a lot of space to run around.
Many different clubs exist throughout the United States devoted to the Brittany breed. A good deal of these individual clubs seek to retain the Brittany status as a “dual dog,” rather than soley a “field dog” or “show dog.”
American Brittany Club
The American Brittany Club is associated with the American Kennel Club, and it is devoted to promoting friendship and cooperation with Brittany breeders and owners. They encourage high standards for people to show, breed and train these dogs. They hold a National Specialty Show, National Championships and National Gun Dog Championships every Fall, along with a Summer Specialty Show. This club also publishes a monthly magazine.
Anthracite Brittany Club
The Anthracite Brittany Club is based out of Allentown, Pennsylvania. They hold many events, such as field trials, hunt tests, specialty shows and others. They also organize member meetings. People can print out a membership application off of their website.
Buckeye Brittany Club
The Buckeye Brittany Club is based out of Ohio, and has members around the Midwest. They promote dog events like Hunt Tests and Fall Field Trials. They also do breeder referral for those in the area looking for a Brittany. Their website has the information about becoming a member.
Central Maine Brittany Club
The Central Maine Brittany Club was incorporated in 1978. They are involved with many activities today, like field trials, specialty shows and member meetings. Sometimes they also publish newsletters. This club welcomes new people to apply.
Central New England Brittany Club
The CNEBC is the second oldest US Brittany club, and has been around for over 60 years. There are members from around Massachusetts and all over New England, and they offer two specialty shows, two hunt tests, a June Fun Day and a Member’s Day competition. The steps to join this club are listed online.
Hudson Valley Brittany Club
Mid-Florida Brittany Club
The Mid-Florida Brittany Club provides social and educational events for its members. They also list breeders around Florida and litters of Brittanys. Those who want to be part of this club can print out and send an application.
North Jersey Brittany Club
Northern New England Brittany Club
The Northern New England Brittany Club has been around since 1978, and is still very active today with dinners, meetings, specialty shows, field trials, club days, hunt tests and more. If you care to join, you should contact them.
Northern Virginia Brittany Club
The Northern Virginia Brittany Club was founded in 1973, and has members in a few different states. They put on a few activites thorughout the year, and welcome new people to fill out membership forms and apply.
Southern New England Brittany Club
This club is based out of Connecticut, Southern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and they host and support things like conformation events, hunt tests and field trials.
Bama Brittany Club
This Brittany club is based out of Alabama, and they occasionally hold AKC-sponsored field events.
Greater Indianapolis Brittany Club
This Indiana club is involved in many different Brittany-related activites, ranging from meetings, dinners, field trails, seminars, hunt tests, picnics and specialtys shows. Prospective members can download applications off of their website.
Michigan Brittany Club
Pennsylvania Brittany Club
Badger Brittany Club
The Badger Brittany Club is based out of the state of Wisconsin, and they are involved in dog championships, meetings, field training events and horseback trials for pointer breeds. They also list breeders and litter information. New members are welcome to join.
Greater Milwaukee Brittany Club
The GMBC sponsors activities like hunt tests, obedience shows, field trials and conformation. This club holds activites all throughout the year, like training sessions, picnics, meetings, hunt tests and puppy events. When available, they list litters of puppies. This club welcomes individuals and families to become members.