Brittany Puppies for Sale in Massachusetts, MA
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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!
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 Massachusetts?
Massachusetts has some major strengths when it comes to our four-legged friends.
A Pawsafe study ranks Massachusetts as the 10th most dog-friendly state. A similar study by Safewise found Massachusetts to be the 17th most pet-friendly state. They base their rankings on various key factors like pet care costs, walkability, the number of pet-friendly rentals, and animal welfare laws.
Pawsafe also ranked Massachusetts 11th for pet-friendly activities and sixth for available pet services. Massachusetts has more than 350 pet-friendly accommodations and 140 restaurants. Over 300 attractions in the state accept pets.
Massachusetts is also the fifth-highest in animal rights laws, which we love to see. The majority of these laws relate to abuse, neglect, fighting, and pet care standard. Veterinarians must report animal abuse and animal abusers may face felony charges. Also, Massachusetts has good samaritan laws that protect citizens who want to help dogs they see stuck in cars.
How dog-friendly is Boston?
WalletHub analyzed and ranked the most pet-friendly cities in the United States for 2021. They look at a variety of important factors like pet budget, health and wellness, and outdoor pet-friendliness.
They ranked Boston the 67th most pet-friendly city out of 100 cities. Not the best, but certainly not the worst. The city is the 35th best for outdoor pet-friendliness. It is also ranked 40th for pet health and wellness. It doesn’t score as well for pet budget, indicating that Boston is expensive for dog owners.
A Trust for Public Land (TPL) study shows that Boston has the 24th highest number of dog parks per capita, with 1.8 dog parks per 100,000 residents.
Any areas for improvement in Massachusetts’ pet care?
The state has some areas where it can improve.
Only 29% of Massachusetts residents own a dog. This is a solid amount below the 40% average among all U.S. households. Overall, Massachusetts has one of the lowest pet ownership rates in the country at 49.1%.
Animal welfare & dog shelters in Massachusetts
Of the 35,149 dogs and cats that entered Massachusetts shelters in 2019, they saved and positively placed 80.86%. A 90% save rate is required to be a no-kill state. Sadly, only 11.27% of Massachusetts shelters are no-kill.
Boston has the fourth-fewest veterinarians per capita among the nation’s top cities. Also, it should absolutely increase its number of no-kill animal shelters and adoption opportunities.
We hope to see some of these improvements in the future, making Massachusetts an even better home for our beloved pets.
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