Original Name : Braque d’Auvergne
Type : Braccoid
Male size : 22½-25 inches
Female size : 21-23¼ inches
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : France
This gentle, very affectionate breed is intelligent and docile, which makes it a wonderful family dog. As pointers, Braque d’Auvergnes have a very strong nose. Their natural qualities should be developed during training.
Long, proportionate, a little lighter in females, viewed from above, almost oval skull.
Straight, taut topline, well defined withers, straight, flat, short back, broad (especially in females), well coupled, very slightly arched loins, oblique croup.
Black with white markings of varying size.
Turned slightly inwards, neither curled nor flat, supple, slightly satiny.
Cylindrical, not too fine, carried level.
Short, not too fine, never hard but shiny.
The Braque d’Auvergne is a very old breed of pointer that has been found in the Cantal region of south-central France for more than two hundred years. Descended from the common pointer stock by and for hunters, including, say some, the Knights of Malta, today’s breed has a very strong identity and a highly distinctive coat.Robust and strongly built, without heaviness, the Braque d’Auvergne is a characteristic Braque type. These French pointers are beautifully proportioned, moving with a light, elegant gait and built to work all day on the most arduous terrain.
Braque d’Auvergnes have a very particular coat, especially on the head, which is black, preferably with a white blaze from the skull to the sides of the muzzle.