Taffy is a Brittany. Brittanys are a medium-sized dog, about 30-40 pounds, suited for sport and companionship. Named for the French province where it originated, the Brittany was called the Brittany Spaniel until 1982 when its official name was changed to Brittany. Typically, the Brittany is strong, quick, and agile. They are happy and alert dogs with a willing attitude. Quick and curious, they are always on the lookout for birds or fun. They love to run, and it’s best if they get daily mental and physical exercise of about an hour a day, not just a calm walk around the block. The Brittany is often independent, which is normal for a sporting breed, but it is are also a sensitive and social dog that needs human interaction.
Taffy was born in December 2007, and Linda adopted her from the Associated Humane Society at the Popcorn Park Zoo Animal Shelter when she was several weeks old. Her mother had been given up because she was sick and the entire litter of pups was born with problems the owner didn’t want to deal with. The Animal Hospital treated the mom and performed surgery on each of the pups, and all were adopted into forever homes.