Good for Novice Owners:
- Average Size: Medium
- Average Lifespan: 10-13 years
Brittnepoo Dog Breed Information
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A Brittnepoo is a cross between a Brittany Spaniel and a Poodle. Although a mixed-breed can inherit any combination of traits from their parents, a Brittnepoo tends to be an energetic, fun, and loving dog that makes a great family pet.
The Brittnepoo is a sensitive dog with a sweet disposition and a fun-loving, energetic personality. They love spending time with their families and tend to get along well with children and other dogs.
They do have a high prey drive, so they may need some extra socialization with smaller pets in the household. They do tend to do well with smaller pets they have been raised with, but will often retain the urge to chase smaller animals outside of the home.
The Brittnepoo is a moderately adaptable dog breed. Because of their energy, they tend to be a better fit for homes with yards where they can run. They can adapt to apartment living, but you will need to dedicate plenty of time throughout the day to make sure they get enough exercise.
Although this dog tends to have a fluffy-looking coat and does well in most climates, they may need some winter dog products to stay warm through cold temperatures. As with any dog breed, they are sensitive to heat. They also bond closely with their families, so they don’t like to spend long periods of time alone.
Potential health concerns to be aware of in a Brittnepoo include hip dysplasia, Legg-Calves-Perthes Disease, Cushing’s Disease, hypothyroidism, and Progressive Retinal Atrophy.
Reputable breeders will screen their dogs to avoid passing issues on to puppies. So, don’t be afraid to ask about the health and genetic history of both of the parents. You can also ask to see relevant health clearances or test results.
The Brittnepoo is also one of the dog breeds at-risk for developing bloat. Bloat in dogs can become dangerous very quickly, so it’s important to know how to reduce the risk and to know the symptoms.
Although they are high-energy, the Brittnepoo is a highly trainable dog breed that can be a good fit for owners of all experience levels. They are highly intelligent, eager to please, and tend to be in-tune with their owners. This means they pick up on things quickly.
They respond best to consistent training focused on positive rewards. Even if you don’t feel that you need them, obedience classes can still be a good idea. They tend to strengthen the bond you have with your puppy and offer opportunities to socialize a puppy.
Although a Brittnepoo may inherit a low-shedding coat from their Poodle parent, it’s not a guarantee. In general, the Brittnepoo coat sheds moderately or not much at all. Brushing is daily or every other day to prevent mats. Bathing is on an as-needed basis and professional grooming may be necessary every 4-6 weeks.
In addition to coat care, you will also need to care for your Brittnepoo’s nails, ears, and teeth. Trimming nails monthly can sometimes be enough to keep them from growing too long. But, depending on how quickly their nails grow, you may need to cut your dog’s nails more often.
Checking ears weekly and carefully cleaning your dog’s ears as needed can help prevent ear infections. Floppy ears tend to trap more dirt and moisture, which makes them more prone to developing ear infections.
Dental care for dogs is often overlooked, which is why gum disease is one of the most common health issues in dogs. By brushing teeth or using an enzyme toothpaste every day, you can help prevent dental diseases later in life.
The Brittnepoo is a high-energy dog breed. Daily walks plus at least an hour of time to run and play every day are usually sufficient for this dog. But, they will likely be up for more activity if you are. They tend to be athletic and versatile dogs that can handle a wide range of activities once they have finished growing.
A fully-grown Brittnepoo usually stands 14-20 inches tall and weighs 35-50 pounds
A Brittnepoo generally lives for 10-13 years.
Although Brittnepoo tends to be the most popular name, these dogs are also sometimes called a Brittany Spoodle, Brittanypoo, or just a Brittany Poodle Mix.