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About Bow Creek Brittany Spoodles~
aka:  Brittany Doodle, Brittnepoo, Brittany Poodle Mix

Common Questions

The Brittany Spoodle (Brittnepoo) is a breed of dog that combines the sweet-natured gun dog bloodline of the well-known Brittany with the traditional Standard Poodle known for their keen working intelligence that makes them easy to command. The poodle breed is also desirable due to the minimal shedding qualities allowing them to flourish as a family pet enjoying indoor living. Our Brittany Spoodles puppies for sale represent the best in both breeds combining a loving temperament with athletic abilities that open several opportunities, starting with great fun and lively interactions with all members of the family to strong hunting instincts and trainability. Additionally, this combination of breeds have proven histories of loyal companionship, affection, and outdoor sporting ability. For a family desiring to have an indoor/outdoor companion with all the benefits of both breeds, we believe our Brittany Doodle puppies are among the finest available. Keep in mind all dogs still shed, but Brittany Spoodles are minimal to non-shedding and are most desirable for allergy and clean indoor living.

What is the average size and physical makeup of a Brittany Spoodle (Brittnepoo) and Mini Brittany Spoodle?

Our Brittany Spoodle resembles both parents in some ways.  Most often, the face of the Brittany Spoodle will take after the Brittany parent with the square nose and rounded head.  The coloring will also resemble a Brittany often times.  The coats could come in several different colors: tri-color, brindle & white, liver & white, orange & white, and black & white.  The traits which take after the Poodle are the longer legs, their posture, and the coat texture.  The coat can vary from wavy to curly, being less curly than a Poodle, and medium in length.  The coat will need to be groomed or clipped.  Brittnepoos range from 14 to 20 inches tall and weigh anywhere from 35 to 50 pounds. The Mini Brittany Spoodle will range from 12-18 inches tall and weigh anywhere from 15-30 pounds. 

What is the temperament of a Brittany Spoodle?

Brittany Spoodles are very sweet and loving dogs who love to be with their companions.  They have the hunting spirit and energy of a Brittany crossed with the intelligence and fun loving attitude of a poodle. They have a great switch for knowing when it is time to play and when it's time to settle down.  Their temperaments are great for active families where lots of energy is welcomed.  They are very smart and easily trained to adapt to the lifestyle of the family and their loyalty is unmatched.  This breed is highly sought after due to the mix of a Poodle and Brittany, both of which are very intelligent dogs, results in a very trainable, smart, and obedient dog. Obedience is also a trait which follows both the Poodle and Brittany lines and the mix carries down to one of the easiest dogs to train. They will become one of the family and quickly respond to your kindness, compassion and consistency when training.  Every Brittany Spoodles is different however, while one may be energetic and thrive on the outdoors and going on adventures, others may be happiest while on your lap in the recliner getting cuddled.  One thing they all have in common is they thrive on your attention and praise.  They are very loyal and get attached to their companion or family quickly and strongly.  They want to please and want to be with you. Brittany Spoodles also love the company of children, dogs, cats, and all other kinds of animals.


What is the lifespan of a Brittany Spoodle?

When properly cared for, Brittnepoos can live up to 15 years. Routine visits to your vet, regular exercise, and a proper diet are ways to make sure that your dog will live healthily and happily. 

What is a Brittany Spoodles coat like? Do they shed?

The coats can vary from very curly to wavy. They are crossed with a poodle and take on the non shedding traits which will mean little to no shedding. Typically, the curlier the hair the less shedding there will be. The coat will be allergy friendly which makes a good companion for adults and children with allergies. When it comes to grooming your pet, you’ll want to bathe them, clip their nails, and brush their teeth regularly. While the Brittnepoo has a medium-length coat of hair, they surprisingly don’t shed too much, so you won’t have to worry about having dog hair all over your home. You still want to brush them regularly, though. This detangles the hair and helps spread natural oils across the skin, which promotes good skin and fur health. If your Brittany Spoodle has more Poodle-like hair, you’ll want to keep it cut short to prevent matting and tangling.

What kind of diet is best for a Brittany Spoodle?

The Brittany Spoodle will require a good amount of nutrition because they can be very active dogs.  Even though it is tempting to feed your dog from the table or human food, it is best to never feed the following:   tomatoes, onions, milk, grapes, raisins, chocolate, caffeine, and candy.  As far as dog foods on the market today, there is nothing limiting about the Brittnepoo’s diet. Some people prefer a grain-free diet for their dog, but the scientific jury is still out on that one. There is always the option of grain free diet for your pet but we recommend consulting your vet to pick out the best food for your pet.

​What is the breed history on this Brittany Poodle mix, Brittany Spoodles?

Since there is very little recorded history about this breed, researching the breed of the parents will provide much information about the characteristics and nature of this new cross breed.  The Poodle and the Brittany both have a long history of retrieving and hunting in their lineage.  This hunting instinct runs deep and is passed down to the Brittany Spoodle.  The French province of Brittany is where the name for the Brittany breed originated.  The lineage of this dog include the orange and white setter crossed with perhaps the Welsh Springer Spaniel.  Now, the Brittany Spaniel is one of the most popular breeds for hunting.  AKC first recognized the Brittany in 1934 and it was shown as early as 1896 in France.  The Poodle became a distinct breed in France, but originally came from Germany.  There are many unanswered questions about the ancestry of the Poodle but one thing is certain that it has a long history.  French hunters used the large Standard Poodle for duck hunting.  The smaller Miniature Poodle were used to sniff out truffles in the woods while the smallest of the breed, the Toy Poodle was mainly a companion in the house. Traveling Gypsies often trained the Poodle as a circus dog due to ease of training and intelligence.  In 1886, AKC recognized the Poodle as an official breed, but it may have been in the United States much earlier.  After World War II, Poodles became know and more widespread.  They became the most popular breed in the United States and still remain a well known and loved breed.  The Brittany Spoodle is following in its parents paw prints and becoming a popular and well known hybrid as well.  It is making a place for itself in the dog world and in the hearts of its owners. 

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