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Brittany Characteristics

The Brittany is a popular "Pointing" breed of dog. A hunting dog that works well with hunters in the field and their families at home, they are very energetic and thrive with a purpose or job they know their owners care about. Brittanys are perfect for people who have lots of enthusiasm and energy – just like the breed itself!

Fast Facts

  • Energy Moderate
  • Size Medium
  • Trainability Responsive

It's easy to see by their coloring and physical characteristics that the Brittany and the Welsh Springer Spaniel are closely related. The Brittany was originally bred in the Brittany region of northwest France and was a commonly traded commodity across the English channel. These dogs are most often seen in liver and brown colored coats. Typically standing between 17-20 inches at the shoulder and weighing between 30-40 pounds, the Brittany packs a lot of energy into a small frame. 


This size may lead some to believe that the Brittany makes a good apartment companion, but their surplus of energy demands a backyard and space to roam around. This breed ranks among the most energetic, so they’re perfect for people with active lifestyles who will enjoy adventures with their pup.


Brittanys are star athletes and, in competition, they’ve won more dual championships than any other breed! Dual championship winners have championship titles in two main categories of competition: in one of the two field trials and in conformation shows. These dogs are extremely intelligent and train very easily, so set yourself up for success by committing to early obedience training and lots of socialization around children, other animals, and large groups of people.

How dog-friendly is Iowa?

Iowa is a dog-friendly travel destination and has a lot of dog-lovers. But a few issues cause the state to rank rather poorly for dog-friendliness, particularly its lax animal welfare laws. 


We investigated two big studies ranking all 50 states by important pet-friendliness factors. The studies looked at things like pet-friendly accommodations, pet care and services, the number of dog parks or outdoor space, and animal welfare laws. 


The first study, by animal safety group Pawsafe, ranked Iowa as the 41st most pet-friendly state. The second study, by consumer safety group Safewise, ranked it as the 43rd most pet-friendly state in the country. The state scored poorly for its animal welfare laws related to abuse, neglect, fighting, or pet care standards.


Combining these two studies together shows Iowa towards the bottom of the list of pet-friendly states.

A few more facts for dog-lovers in Iowa

It’s not all bad news for dog-lovers in Iowa! BringFido lists Iowa as a pet-friendly travel destination with almost 900 verified pet-friendly hotels and motels. The site also lists Racoon River and Lake Red Rock as top dog-friendly activities.


Thirty-six percent of Iowa residents own a dog. This is below the national dog ownership rate of 40%, but not by much!


What kinds of dogs do Iowans love? According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), the most popular dogs in Iowa are Labradors, Retrievers, and Huskies. Other popular breeds include Beagles, Basset Hounds, and Collies. 


Animal welfare & dog shelters in Iowa

Iowa saved 33,222 dogs and cats during 2020. However, 2,350 animals were reported killed over this same period. 


Thirty out of 61 of the animal shelters within Iowa are no-kill shelters. The percentage of no-kill shelters is average, and the state has an average save rate of 85%. This is below the 90% mark needed to be considered a no-kill state, but getting closer!

 

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