Brittany Spaniels, who aren't really spaniels but rather pointing and setting gun dogs, were developed in Brittany, a northwest province of France. Though tapestries dating the 17th-century depict Brittany-like dogs, this breed was officially recognized by the early 20th century. Brittanys are known for their easy-to-train and sweet-natured temperaments and are generally more sensitive to corrections than any other hunting dog breed. These dogs are highly energetic and need at least an hour of vigorous exercise daily. If their activity levels are met, they are the perfect family dogs - always friendly and willing to please.