Saint Germain Pointer
Francia FCI 115 . Braque Type

Saint Germain Pointer

The Saint Germain Pointer it is little known outside the French borders.

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History

A versatile hunting dog that has been used not only for aiming, but also to throw and recover, the Saint Germain Pointer can work with a variety of hunting, including rabbits and pheasants. A diferencia de la mayoría de los perros de caza, traditionally, esta raza ha sido popular en las exposiciones y ha sido criada para tener una apariencia muy uniforme y específica.

Originally bred in France mixing English Pointer with the French Pointing Dog - Gascogne type, This breed is believed to have developed in the early 1830 and claims to have a very elegant heritage. King Charles X of France was given two dogs English Pointer who were very talented hunters. The female, call miss, she was raised with a dog Braque Francais local, and the legacy of Saint Germain Pointer started. Initially, the breed was called Compiegne Pointers due to the location of the kennels in which they were raised, but this name was later altered when the kennels were moved to the region of Saint Germain. Many of the dogs produced were shown at dog shows throughout France and, at that time, they were the race of Pointer más mostrada en su país natal.

The race Saint Germain Pointer was initially very popular and in 1913 se formó un club que tenía por objeto aumentar su prevalencia en Francia, así como mejorar la raza. Unfortunately, the size of the breed's population Saint Germain Pointer was greatly reduced in every world war. They have never fully recovered from the drastic decline in population size that occurred in the first half of the 20th century., but they are still a breed that has a loyal follower and are not in danger of extinction today.

In recent years, the English Pointer enter the genetic pool of Saint Germain Pointer para aumentar su número y añadir algo de diversidad genética. Even though few, if there is any, of the breed members have been exported internationally, the UKC granted full recognition to the breed in 2006 within your group of hunting dogs.

Photo: Braque_saint-germain en la Exposición Canina Mundial de Poznań by Pleple2000, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics

Braco Saint Germain
Braque saint-germain en la Exposición Canina Mundial de Poznań by Pleple2000, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The appearance of Saint Germain Pointer is particularly important for breeders, although it is mainly a hunting dog. Historically, han participado en un gran número de exposiciones caninas francesas. Breed members must be of medium build, with good muscles and heavy bones. The dog's skull should be round and the same length as its muzzle.

Your pink nose should have wide open nostrils, while your big golden eyes should show a placid and relaxed expression. Their ears are curved at the tip and should not reach beyond eye level. The shoulders of the Saint Germain Pointer they are impressively long and their limbs must be robust and heavy. They have a broad chest and a straight back, although your rump will bow slightly. The dog's sharp tail is carried at a distinctive horizontal angle when in motion.

The short coat of the Saint Germain Pointer should be faded white with orange markings, and the ears are preferred to be orange everywhere. Unlike in the English Pointer, black hair is not tolerated. The males measure between 56 and 62 height cm, while the smaller females reach heights between 53 and 60 cm.. La mayoría de los miembros de la raza pesarán entre 18 and 27 kg.

Character and skills

While it is true that Saint Germain Pointer has traditionally excelled on the show floor, is primarily a hunting dog and, as such, has the character expected of a working animal. This breed is easy to train and loves to be kept active and given a task to do. They must have a “soft mouth”, meaning they do not hurt or harm the prey they retrieve. They also tend to work in packs, which means that they normally get along with other dogs. Although it is undeniable that they have a natural instinct to chase small animals, anecdotally they get along well with the small pets in their house that they have been introduced to since childhood.

The Saint Germain Pointer es realmente un perro de familia y lo hace mejor cuando se le mantiene en el interior con compañía humana. Es particularmente afectuoso con aquellos en quienes confía y se vinculará estrechamente con cada miembro de su familia. No son típicamente una raza que muestre alguna agresión, which means they are adapted to children, aunque no serían buenos perros guardianes. While it is true that this breed will be willing to befriend any child it meets, Caution is advised with very young children who may not be able to resist brisk greetings and rowdy play!

Education

More than many other dog breeds, the Saint Germain Pointer can be a real treat to train. Es un perro dispuesto a complacer a su amo y tiene la inteligencia para completar la mayoría de las tareas que se le encomienden con relativa facilidad. Trainers will be most successful when they focus on the breed's most natural behaviors, like recovery.

It is often said that the Saint Germain Pointer it is a hardy dog ​​that is much less sensitive than other closely related breeds. Los adiestradores tienen la opción de utilizar métodos más firmes de lo que cabría esperar, However, will continue to achieve the best results with the use of positive reinforcement techniques (instead of negatives).

Exercise

Not far behind when it comes to exercise, the Saint Germain Pointer is a dog that loves to be out of the house. Tiene una gran resistencia cuando trabaja y es capaz de recorrer grandes distancias durante largos períodos de tiempo sin parecer cansarse. Si se le mantiene únicamente como animal de compañía, los propietarios deben ser capaces de proporcionar una o dos horas de ejercicio sólido cada día y también deben mantener al perro estimulado con diversos juegos y sesiones de entrenamiento.

Any attempt to keep this breed in a small apartment or house or to exercise it for less time than recommended, probablemente conducirá a un perro frustrado que se convertirá en una mascota difícil. Anxiety is likely to develop in these situations, hyperactivity and destructive behaviors.

Health

Unfortunately, there is no specific information on the health of the Saint Germain Pointer, and to date there have been no studies on the breed. A working dog, it is generally accepted as a hardy breed. El dueño prudente estaría atento a estas posibles condiciones de salud:

Hip Dysplasia

    Hip scoring should be performed by responsible breeders to ensure that the small population of the Saint Germain Pointer stay healthy. Una simple radiografía de las caderas permitirá a un veterinario evaluar la calidad de las articulaciones de la cadera e informar al criador si son lo suficientemente buenas para permitir la reproducción.

Ear infections

    When the ear canal becomes clogged with a buildup of smelly debris, an infection is likely present. Ears may also be red, hot and sensitive. Affected dogs tend to shake their heads and rub their faces against the ground. Infections occur mainly due to the proliferation of bacteria and yeast, although they can also be due to a foreign body, como una semilla de hierba dentro del canal auditivo o ácaros del oído.

Grooming

The short coat of the Saint Germain Pointer does not need to be brushed more than once or twice a week. Toenails may need to be trimmed every few months, particularly if you don't walk on hard surfaces. The breed's clear claws make claw clipping easy, since the cut is visible, making it more avoidable than in dogs with dark pigmented claws.

The Most Important Grooming Duty An Owner Should Not Neglect, es el mantenimiento de una buena higiene de los oídos. Los oídos deben ser limpiados cada una o dos semanas con un limpiador de oídos para perros. Owners should also ensure that the ears are dry inside and out after being exposed to water..

Characteristics "Saint Germain Pointer"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "Saint Germain Pointer" you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, you must take into account his character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, their care and if you have small children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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Saint Germain Pointer

Saint Germain Pointer Dog Breed – Braque Saint Germain

Type and recognitions:

  • FCI CLASSIFICATION: 115
  • Group 7: Pointing Dogs
  • Section 1: Continental Pointing Dogs. 1.1 Braque Type. With proof of work..

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 7: Pointing Dogs. – Section 1: Continental Pointing Dogs. 1.1: Braque Type
  • UKCGundog


FCI breed standard "Saint Germain Pointer"

FCIFCI - Saint Germain Pointer
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Alternative names:

    1. St. Germain Pointing Dog (English).
    2. Braque Saint-Germain (French).
    3. Braque Charles bzw. Braque Compiegne (German).
    4. (em francês: Braque Saint-Germain) (Portuguese).
    5. Braco de Saint Germain (español).
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