The benefit to choosing a Brittany(no longer called Brittany Spaniel since 1982 per AKC) is that it typically has far fewer health problems than you would see in other breeds, especially those in the sporting category. Brittanys are not considered a large breed , mainly because they average between 30-40 pounds and their height averages around 171/2 to 201/2 inches (AKC standards), so in the sporting breed they are considered a light boned medium breed (AKC).
While health issues are seldom a problem, the type you would see would be Hip Dysplasia, glacoma and spinal paralysis but it should be noted that these ailments are relatively an uncommon problem when considering other breeds. On the whole, Brittanys are hardier than most breeds.
Answered by 1bandit - 4/6/2011 10:11:04 AM