The Braque Francais (Braque Francais, French Pointer or Braco in the Pyrenees), It is a breed of dog France. It was developed in the Pyrenees region near the border with Spain France. It is rare to see him outside their region of origin.
French pointing dog is a direct descendant of one of the oldest breeds of dogs of sample known. This race was already described in S. XIV por Gaston Phebus, Count of Foix and Béarn. In addition, It is cited by a large number of ancient authors who praised his bravery and his finesse of nose. He is currently an excellent show dog, of the best. Though morphologically it has changed throughout its history, He has lost none of their skills and their effectiveness at the time.
There are two types of French pointing dog: The Braque français, type Gascogne, that their size varies between 58 and 69 cm., and the Braque français, type Pyrénées, with a little less size, varying it between 47 to 58 cm.. But both dogs are strong but at the same time elegant and powerful.
It has a short hair that can occur in two colors: Brown spotted white or unicolor Brown. The black color is not supported in French pointing dog.
French pointing dog is, in general, of medium-sized, muscular body and pretty light. The length of the muzzle is slightly shorter than its skull, This being almost flat or slightly rounded.
The nose is Brown and is glued to his lips, eyes dark brown or yellow brown. The tail It is left to the natural, whether short or long. The fur It is short and fine with white with brown or black spots or patches. Its weight going from 25 to 35 Kg. and height of 56 to 69 cm to the cross.
Character and skills
They are excellent companions for children and other dogs. They use his nose to sniff high in the air and thus pick up smaller particles of smell.
The ideal temperament of the French pointing dog is described as “friendly, joyful, sweet and submissive”. It should not be subjected to severe training methods. The individual temperament of the dogs may vary, However, all dogs must be well socialized with people and other animals at an early age in order to be a good pet.
Feel real passion for hunting, being excellent collectors. Particularly suitable for the quail hunt, Partridge and the Woodcock.
It is difficult to find a puppy outside their country of origin.
In general his life extends to the 12 to 14 years, sometimes more.
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Type and recognitions:
- CLASSIFICATION FCI:Group –> / Section –>
- FCI 134 (Braque français, type Pyrénées) – 133 (Braque français, type Gascogne)
- Federations: FCI ⓘ, CKC ⓘ, UKC ⓘ
- Estádar FCI Braque français, type Pyrénées
- Estádar FCI Braque français, type Gascogne
- 1. Braque Francais, de Grande Taille (English).
2. braque français, type Gascogne, braque français, type Pyrénées (French).
3. Französischer Vorstehhund, Braque français, Typus: Gascogne, Braque français, Typus: Pyrénées (German).
4. Braco Francês (Portuguese).
5. Braco francés o del Pirineo (Spanish).