Llewellin Setter Vs French Brittany: Which is the right dog for me?
I recently lost my beloved Spaniel and am looking for a new Hunting/fishing/hang out companion.
I have narrowed my list down to Llewellin Setters and French Brittany's. Both breeds appeal to me and look like great dogs.
I will be hunting mostly upland birds with the occasional Duck and Turkey hunts.
I am looking for a calm, obedient, easy to train, dog. I do not want a hyper dog. An angel in the house and demon in the field type dog.
BTW I like attached dogs that follow me everywhere and aren't always trying to run away when I'm at home or in public (not hunting).
A few questions I have:
Are Llewellin's versatile enough to Duck and Turkey hunt or do they only like upland birds?
How bad does each of them shed?
Do French Brittany's bark when strangers come to your home?
Is there any other information that might be useful for me?
I am also looking at a started Llewellin that is 18 months old. The trainer only hunts upland birds with him and is worried that taking him duck hunting might not be good.