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Currently NVBC does not post ads for Brittanys. The NVBC does takes pride in our breeders and members. Accordingly, Kathy "Kat" Shannon is pleased to help you with finding good homes for our members' Brittany pups and dogs by counseling on the Brittany breed suitability. The American Brittany Club is an excellent resource for additonal breed information. Contact information is at the bottom of this page.

Whether you are looking for a Brittany breeder or considering adopting a rescue Brittany, the following Brittany referral questions are very helpful. They are particlularly advantageous to consider before having a phone conversation with Kat, our NVBC contact. These questions have been developed to help us assist you in getting a Brittany puppy or dog. This information will be valuable in proving a good match for you and your Brittany. If you are interested in contacting Brittany rescue organizations get in touch with individuals listed below.

All transactions are between individuals. NVBC is not endorsing or in any other way legally responsible for any transactions.


  • What color are you looking for:
    • orange & white
    • liver & white
    • orange roan
    • liver roan
  • What age range are you looking for?
    • Under 6 Months old
    • Under 1 year old
    • 1-8 years old
    • Over 8 years old
  • What sex puppy or dog are you looking for
    • Male
    • Female
    • Either
  • Have you or family members owned a Brittany in the past?
  • What interests you about owning a Brittany?
  • Do you plan on spay /neuter?
  • Are you considering a rescue Brittany?
  • Are you/your family members considering joining a local AKC Brittany club?


  • Will the pup/dog be alone while family at work or school?
  • How many hours will it be alone a day?
  • Where will it stay when left alone: housedog, crate, yard, etc.?


  • Where do you live - location and type of neighborhood?
  • Do you have a baby? If so, how old?
  • Do you have young children? If so, how old?
  • Is there a fenced yard where the dog will live? If so what type of fencing and what is its height?
  • Do you have other dogs, cats or other pets or critters?


  • What are you planning to do with your Brittany
    • pet and companion
    • hunting
    • therapy
    • competition
      • show
      • field
      • obedience
      • rally
      • agility
      • other
  • What amount of time do you/your family have for exercising your high-energy Brittany?
  • In what type of environment will you regularly run your Brittany off lead? ex. – back yard, dog parks, woodlands, farm fields, meadows, desert, shoreline, hill/mountain terrain. Will there be other dogs present?
  • How will your family members be involved with your Brittany?
  • Do you plan to jog with your Brittany on a leash?
  • Which family member(s) will be participating in obedience classes?
  • What amount of time do you/your family have for daily training your Brittany to meet its requirement for mental stimulation?
  • What time do you/your family have for weekly grooming, including nail trimming, of your Brittany?

(For information on how to groom a Brittany see our Brittany Articles page. It contains an article, another artricle linked along with a very good video, all on Brittany grooming.)



Northern Virginia Brittany Club

Kathy "Kat" Shannon
PO Box 67
Dillwyn, VA  23936-0067
804-240-2953 (cell)

American Brittany Club

Mary Jo Trimble
10370 Flemming Road
Carterville, IL 62918

American Brittany Rescue

Andrea Bock
MD & VA and Metro DC Coordinator
cell 301-467-4394
abr.md@americanbrittanyrescue.org (MD)
abr.va@americanbrittanyrescue.org (VA)
abr.dc@americanbrittanyrescue.org (DC)

National Brittany Rescue and Adoption Network (NBRAN)


Leslie Trenta
VA Co-Coordinator

Lori Williams
MD and DC Coordinator