Petit Brabançon
Bélgica FCI 82 . Petit Brabançon

Petit Brabançon

The Petit Brabançon is the least known of the “Small Belgian Dogs”.

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History

The Petit Brabançon has common origins with the Griffon Bruxellois and the Griffon belge. All three breeds are descended from a small wire-haired dog, the Smousje, originally from Brussels.

In the 19th century, crosses with him Cavalier King Charles spaniel (Ruby) and the Pug they brought the black and short fur and fixed the type.

These alert little dogs were bred to guard carriages and keep rodents out of stables..

Photo: Petit Brabançon by Ger Dekker, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics

The Petit Brabançon it is a small companion dog, Intelligent, balanced, alert, proud and robust, practically square in shape, with good bone, but also elegant in his gait and complexion, drawing attention with his almost human expression.

Shelter:

The Petit Brabançon has a short coat. The coat is rough, closed and bright, and does not exceed 2 cm..

The same colors as in the Griffon belge and Griffon Bruxellois (red, black, black and tan). Has a dark mask. The gray in the mask of older dogs will not be penalized.

Some white hair on the chest is tolerated in all three breeds, but it is not sought.

Weight:

of 3,5 - 6 kg.

Character and skills

The Petit Brabançon he is a balanced puppy, alert, proud, very attached to his master and very vigilant. Neither shy nor aggressive.

Characteristics "Petit Brabançon"

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

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Apartment ⓘ

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Grooming ⓘ

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Barking Tendencies ⓘ

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Health Issues ⓘ

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intelligence ⓘ

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Photos:

1 – PePetit Brabançon: BEL, NED, GER, INT Champion “Gaystock Le Pas De Tout”. Photo: Hans Bleeker by Hans Bleeker, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
2 – PETIT BRABANCON, Flor de Canelas Head Over Heals MyDOG, nordens största hundevenemang by Swedish Fair from Sweden, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
3 – Petit Brabancon; Robbins Uranos – Gucci by Maria michaelsson, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
4 – “Petit Brabançon” by Ger Dekker
5 – “Petit Brabançon” by Lusadi, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
6 – “Petit Brabançon” by Pleple2000, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Videos "Petit Brabançon"

Sitting comfortably on the bedroom rug, a family of Petit Brabançon play together with great complicity.

Petit Brabançon de 3 meses

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI:
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  • Section : . .

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 9: Section 3.2 Petit Brabançon
  • AKCToy
  • ANKC – Group 1 – (Toy)
  • CKC – Group 5 – (Toy)
  • ​KC – Toy
  • NZKCToy
  • UKC – Group 8 – Service dog


FCI breed standard "Petit Brabançon"

FCIFCI - Petit Brabançon
Petit

Alternative names:

    1. Petit Brabançon, Small Brabant Griffon (English).
    2. Petit brabançon (French).
    3. Petit brabançon (German).
    4. (em francês: petit brabançon) (Portuguese).
    5. Petit brabançon (Spanish).

Blue Picardy Spaniel
Francia FCI 106 . Spaniel type

Blue Picardy Spaniel

Used for hunting, the Blue Picardy Spaniel is distinguished by its very pronounced style, its exceptional physical resistance and its ability to evolve on all types of terrain.

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History

As the name suggests, the Blue Picardy Spaniel is a native of Picardy, a region of northern France. It is the result of the crosses made at the end of the 20th century between the Picardo Spaniel (in a gray coat speckled with brown spots, that appeared around the year 1000 during the Crusades and are very ancient cousins ​​of the French Spaniel) and the English SetterBlue Belton” (with a black and white coat, of Spanish origin and imported to England in the Middle Ages).

More precisely, These crosses were possible thanks to the arrival at Mischief and at the mouth of the Sum of many English hunters who came to board their hunting dogs, after the drastic quarantines introduced in your country. The two races mixed at that time, the initial goal was probably to end up with a dog with a longer gait than the Blue Picardy Spaniel, but also faster and with a better sense of smell.

At the beginning, the Picardy Spaniel and the Blue Picardy Spaniel they considered the same race, despite their different coats. The club of l’Epagneul Bleu de Picardie It was founded in 1907, but it wasn't until 1938 which was finally officially recognized as a distinct breed by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI). Past year, The club of l’Epagneul Bleu de Picardie had merged with the Club l’Epagneul Picardie, founded for its part on 1921.

In 1980, The club of l’Epagneul de Pont-Audemer merged in turn, and the whole took the name of Club de l’Epagneul Picardie, du Bleu de Picardie and l’Epagneul Pont-Audemer. In 2015, the association changes its name and is renamed Club des Epagneuls de Picardie et de Pont-Audemer (CEPPA).

Several specimens were exported to Canada around 1987, and the Canadian Kennel Club in turn recognizes the breed in 1995. El American United Kennel Club (UKC) did the same the following year, at the same time as the Picardy Spaniel. On the other hand, the American Kennel Club (AKC), the other American reference organization, has not yet taken the step.

The Blue Picardy Spaniel, what is it called in english, It is also recognized by the American Association of Rare Breeds (ARBA), and this is not a coincidence: in fact, remains unknown in most of the world, and its acquisition is mainly in France, more particularly in his native region.

In France, in fact, has undergone a little more than 1.200 records LOF between 2010 and 2016, or some 180 by year. The trend is globally stable, probably supported by the good reputation it can boast as a hunting dog or as a pet.

Photo: Blue Picardy Spaniel at the World Dog Show in Poznan, Poland by Pleple2000, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics

A dog “braccoid type”, the Blue Picardy Spaniel is not very big. However, his robust and muscular body gives him an impression of power and vitality.

Its bluish coat is due to the presence of the English Setter between their ancestors. It is also speckled with gray and black, which gives very particular and breed specific reflections. Hair is flat on the body, with some wavy strands in the ears, the legs and under the tail.

The eyes of the Blue Picardy Spaniel they are big, dark brown and have a calm and benevolent expression. The rounded ears are relatively long and fall to the sides.

At last, its tail is long, flexible and fringed.

Character and skills

Used for hunting, the Blue Picardy Spaniel is distinguished by its very pronounced style, his exceptional physical resistance and his ability to evolve on all types of terrain. If required, he can even submerge himself in the icy water without hesitating to return the game to his master.

However, although hunting is in his genes and he is used to living in the countryside, can adapt to city life. However, they are sporting dogs that need to run and get plenty of exercise. Therefore, life in the city – especially if it is in an apartment – it may only be suitable for him if there is time for long outings in nature. In any case, It is not a recommended breed of dog for an elderly or sedentary person, as it must be able to allow him to use his overflowing energy and expend himself.

Balanced and smooth (as long as your activity need is satisfied), lover to please his master, it is also an excellent companion dog, greatly enjoying family life, of which he is a full member. In particular, It is a breed of dog adapted to children: nothing aggressive, his affection towards them is unlimited, and loves to share games and pampering with them, which he likes a lot.

It is perfectly possible that your dog lives with other dogs, since the Blue Picardy Spaniel It is a sociable and gentle dog by nature.

On the other hand, it is strongly discouraged to put it in the presence of small animals such as rabbits or birds: would inevitably identify them with the game that must be brought to their keeper, which can lead to slight misunderstandings.

As they don't bark much, do not have a strong sense of territory and therefore cannot be used as watchdogs.

Use

The Blue Picardy Spaniel it's mostly a hunting dog. It is particularly suitable for working on small game in forests and swamps, although he is still the specialist in woodcocks.

Used for hunting, they are excellent point-and-pick dogs with a very pronounced sense of smell and exceptional physical stamina, qualities that make them the true joy of their hunting owners.

It is also an ideal companion dog. It is easy to live with them and very sociable, easily acclimatizing to family life and quickly finding their place in it, either in the midst of adults only or in the presence of children, of whom quickly become the best and most loyal friends.

Health

There are no known genetic diseases peculiar to the Blue Picardy Spaniel However, like all “Spaniel”, are particularly prone to ear infections, which are very common in dogs with lop ears.

You also run the risk of injury during hunting parties, especially on the legs and pads. Therefore, it is advisable to get used to checking that you do not limp when you return from hunting or a long activity in the open air. This could be a sign of a sprain or fracture., or simply caused by spikes, that can be as hidden as it is painful.

At last, the Blue Picardy Spaniel you can fall victim to your greed and gain weight easily if you are not active enough. Therefore, it is necessary to scrupulously monitor your dog's weight and, above all, make sure you always have your daily dose of adrenaline.

Grooming

In general, brushing is recommended when Blue Picardy Spaniel weekly, as its semi-long coat can easily retain twigs and dead leaves.

In addition, and although it obviously depends on the activities that are carried out with him, it can be necessary, from time to time, wash their hair with a specific dog shampoo when it is really dirty.

In all cases, whether you return from hunting or go out to the field, you should carefully inspect your animal for thorns or a wound hidden by the hair.

Like any breed of dog with lop ears, floppy ears pose a higher risk of infection and other problems, therefore they must be cleaned at least once a week with a suitable veterinary product.

At last, due to its high level of activity, its claws should normally wear out in contact with the various floors it walks on. If that is not the case, should not hesitate (do) clipping your dog's claws once or twice a year.

Buy a “Blue Picardy Spaniel”

The price of a puppy Blue Picardy Spaniel is of some 600 EUR. There is no significant difference between the price of a male and a female.

Characteristics "Blue Picardy Spaniel"

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

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intelligence ⓘ

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versatility ⓘ

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Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI:
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  • Section : . .

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 7: Pointing Dogs. – Section 1: Continental Pointing Dogs. 1.2: Spaniel type
  • AKCGun Dog Group
  • CKC – Sports
  • UKCGun Dog Group


FCI breed standard "Blue Picardy Spaniel"

FCIFCI - Blue Picardy Spaniel
Spaniel

Alternative names:

    1. Bleu Picard (English).
    2. Épagneul bleu de Picardie (French).
    3. Epagneul Bleu Picard (German).
    4. (em francês: epagneul bleu de Picardie) (Portuguese).
    5. Épagneul bleu de Picardie (Spanish).

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. Unlike most hunting dogs, traditionally, this breed has been popular at shows and has been bred to have a very uniform and specific appearance.

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 most displayed in her native country.

The race Saint Germain Pointer was initially very popular and in 1913 a club was formed that aimed to increase its prevalence in France, as well as improve the breed. 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.

En los últimos años, the English Pointer enter the genetic pool of Saint Germain Pointer to increase their numbers and add some genetic diversity. 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 at the World Dog Show in Poznań by Pleple2000, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics

Braco Saint Germain
Braque saint-germain at the World Dog Show in 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, have participated in a large number of French dog shows. 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.. Most members of the breed will weigh between 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 he is truly a family dog ​​and does best when kept indoors with human company. He is particularly affectionate towards those he trusts and will bond closely with each member of his family. They are not typically a breed that displays any aggression, which means they are adapted to children, though they wouldn't be good watchdogs. 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. He is a dog willing to please his master and has the intelligence to complete most of the tasks entrusted to him with relative ease.. 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. Trainers have the option of using firmer methods than they might expect, 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. Has great endurance when working and is able to travel long distances for long periods of time without seeming to tire. If kept solely as a companion animal, owners should be able to provide an hour or two of solid exercise each day and should also keep the dog stimulated with various games and training sessions.

Any attempt to keep this breed in a small apartment or house or to exercise it for less time than recommended, will likely lead to a frustrated dog that will become a difficult pet. 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. The prudent owner would be aware of these possible health conditions:

Hip Dysplasia

    Hip scoring should be performed by responsible breeders to ensure that the small population of the Saint Germain Pointer stay healthy. A simple x-ray of the hips will allow a vet to assess the quality of the hip joints and inform the breeder if they are good enough to allow breeding.

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, like a grass seed inside the ear canal or ear mites.

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, is the maintenance of good ear hygiene. The ears should be cleaned every one to two weeks with a dog ear cleaner. 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 their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, your care and if you have young 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:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI:
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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
Bracco

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 (Spanish).

Bourbonnais Pointing Dog
Francia FCI 179 . Braque Type

Bourbonnais Pointing Dog

The Bourbonnais Pointing Dog at birth it is frequently tailless, it is also called “Glue cutter”.

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History

The Bourbonnais Pointing Dog it was already known in 1598 like an expert quail hunting dog. The authors of the time described him as a pleasant companion for the hunter, rustic and healthy looking, born with a short tail, with a white fur, whole and finely speckled with light brown or fawn trout.

After the first world war, a group of dedicated breeders formed the first Club du Braque du Bourbonnais in 1925 with the goal of reviving the race and restoring its pre-war prominence. The first breed standard was published in the first club newsletter in 1930. Although the organization and these breeders made considerable progress, his efforts were again almost wiped out by World War II. In addition, strict adherence to a natural tailless dog and strict color requirements resulted in a dog based on appearance rather than performance.

The result of this selection in reverse leads to a total disaffection of the breeders. Of 1963 - 1973, there were no registrations in the L.O.F. (Book of French Origins) . In 1970, under the impulse of Michel Comte, a team of breeders set themselves the mission of ensuring the survival of the Bourbonnais Pointing Dog.

Today, French breeders strive to produce a Bourbonnais Pointing Dog that conforms to the breed standard, but of equal importance, the Bourbonnais Pointing Dog should now be proficient in the field as pointers, retrievers and trackers. Since the beginning of the 1970, the breeders of Bourbonnais Pointing Dog have substantially and rapidly improved the conformation of the breed and its performance in the field.

One second Club du Braque du Bourbonnais it was created in 1982 by Michel Comte, with the official recognition of the Central Canine Society (SCC), French affiliate of the FCI, in 1985. The goal of reviving the race had been achieved, the breed standard relaxed, spotting and docked tails were found acceptable and the breed's remarkable hunting instincts were restored. The new breed standard was fully recognized by the SCC and the FCI in 1991. The standard was translated and published on the FCI website at 1998.

Photo: Braque_du_bourbonnais at the World Dog Show in Poznań by Pleple2000, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics

The Bourbonnais Pointing Dog is a robust, compact and muscular mid-size braque. Gives an impression of robustness and strength. The female has a slimmer and more elegant silhouette. Some dogs are born without a tail (anurus) or with a naturally short tail (brachyura). Tail docking is practiced in countries where it is allowed.

The head is pear-shaped, namely, rounded in all directions, with rounded side walls, well developed parietals and zygomatic arches. The pear-shaped head is typical of the breed. The axes of the skull and muzzle are parallel or slightly divergent. Neither too light nor too heavy, the head is in proportion to the body. The eyes are large, rather rounded, hazelnut or dark amber, according to coat color. Medium-length drop ears are located at or just above the eye line.

The coat is fine, dense and short. It is finer on the head and ears, a little thicker and sometimes a little longer on the back. White spots are very invasive, finely speckled with brown (known as “wine lees” or “withered lilac”) the leonado (known as “peach blossom”) in all its variants. White and colored hairs can blend into a roan pattern. The ear generally wears the basic color more or less mottled. Color patches should be few in number and small in size: must not exceed the size of the palm of the hand on the body and must never encompass both eyes at the same time on the face.

Character and skills

The Bourbonnais Pointing Dog is described in the breed standard as gentle and affectionate, but also passionate and intelligent when hunting. Easily adapts to the most varied terrain and games. Naturally seeks high emanation and shows useful and accurate stopping ability.

The Bourbonnais Pointing Dog they are mostly a Pointing Dogs versatile.

Exercise and training

Options for exercise could include backyard playtime, preferably fenced, or be taken for walks several times a day. Exercise can also be done in the form of indoor activities, like the hideout, chase a ball rolling on the ground or learn new tricks. Certain outdoor activities such as swimming, hiking and retrieving balls or flying discs can provide a good outlet for expending energy. Training for dog sports such as agility, obedience and rallying can also be a great way to give your dog some exercise.

Health

The majority of the Bourbonnais Pointing Dog they are healthy dogs. Working with a responsible breeder, those who wish to own a Bourbonnais Pointing Dog they can get the education they need to know about specific health concerns within the breed. Good breeders use health exams and genetic testing of their breeders to reduce the likelihood of disease in their puppies.

The Bourbonnais Pointing Dog requires relatively gentle handling. Has the ability to perceive the mood of the manipulator, seeking eye contact at all times.

Grooming

The Bourbonnais Pointing Dog has a fine, dense and short coat. It's a little thicker, and sometimes longer, in the back. On the head and ears, the hair is thinner and shorter.

Beyond periodic brushing, the occasional bath will keep your Bourbonnais Pointing Dog clean and looking its best. Grooming can be a wonderful bonding experience for you and your dog.. The breed's strong, fast-growing nails should be trimmed regularly with a nail clipper or nail polish to prevent overgrowth, breakage and cracking. The ears should be checked regularly to avoid accumulation of wax and debris, which can result in infection. Teeth should be brushed regularly.

Characteristics "Bourbonnais Pointing Dog"

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Images "Bourbonnais Pointing Dog"

Photos:

1 – Braque_du_bourbonnais at the World Dog Show in Poznań by Pleple2000, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
2 – Braque_du_bourbonnais at the World Dog Show in Poznań by Pleple2000, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
3 – Braque du Bourbonnais sur fond blanc by Desaix83, from the work of Canarian, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
4 – Braque du Bourbonnais – world dog show 2010 by mjk23, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
5 – Braque du Bourbonnais – world dog show 2010 by mjk23, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
6 – Braque_du_bourbonnais by The original uploader was Michael Comte at French Wikipedia., CC BY-SA 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons

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Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI:
  • Group :
  • Section : . .

Federations:

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


FCI breed standard "Bourbonnais Pointing Dog"

FCIFCI - Bourbonnais Pointing Dog
Bracco

Alternative names:

    1. Bourbonnais Pointer, Braque du Bourbonnais (English).
    2. Braque du Bourbonnais (French).
    3. Braque du Bourbonnais (German).
    4. (em francês: Braque du Bourbonnais) (Portuguese).
    5. Braco de Borbón, Braco de Bourbonnais (Spanish).

Auvergne Pointer
Francia FCI 180 . Braque Type

Auvergne Pointer

Even today, the Auvergne Pointer is most often bred to become a hunting dog.

Content

History

The precise origins of Auvergne Pointer are not clearly determined. This dog has been around for many years and was most likely developed in Auvergne, more precisely in the Cantal region, in central France.

Already in the seventeenth century, to satisfy your needs, French hunters tried to cross and develop short, smooth-haired Pointer breeds, commonly known as “pointers” (the term “pointer” comes from the vocabulary of hunting and means “point”).

The Braque Francais is considered his ancestor, but its own origins are uncertain. In any case, It has been proven that it was the origin of the development of different races of Braques developed in all regions of the country, some of which gained in popularity, as the French Pointing Dog - Gascogne type or the French Pointing Dog - Pyrenean type . In Cantal, selective breeding resulted in Auvergne Pointer.

According to some historians, the Auvergne Pointer is one of the oldest, with the exception of his own Braque Francais. However, contradictory assumptions have been made about it.

According to Jean Servier, former president of the Club of French braques and author of the World Dog Encyclopedia 1971, it is a cross between the Braque Francais, the Gascony type French Pointer and the Pyrenees French Pointer.

On the other hand, according to David Hancock, historian of dog breeds and author of the book The Heritage of the Dog, published in 1990, it is said to come from an imported breed when the Knights of the Order of Malta passed through Auvergne in the 16th century. The soldiers there developed a dog near the Auvergne Pointer, which is said to descend. There is no consensus on this hypothesis, but nevertheless it is accepted by certain organizations such as the Réunion des Amateurs du Braque d’Auvergne (RABA), the official breed club created in 1913.

Although the origins of Auvergne Pointer remain relatively unclear, in any case, most specialists agree that its development dates back to the beginning of the 18th century.

In the early 20th century, almost every, If not all, the Auvergne Pointer they were in france. The breed was relatively rare, although among their owners they were highly appreciated for their hunting qualities, especially for game birds. In fact, the breeding work that led to its development gave it excellent style and great resistance, allowing you to follow long tracks in forests or dense vegetated terrain. They are also versatile: are able to get, track back, aim and bring the hunt back to its master. Therefore, can stand alone for several specialized dogs in a particular area. Perhaps its main flaw is its rather slow pace, meaning it works closely with its owner rather than independently, running from one side to the other. This does not take away from the hunting qualities that made it popular in France throughout the 19th century., as well as in the decades leading up to World War II.

During World War II, like many french breeds, the Auvergne Pointer was threatened with extinction. In effect, the conflicts and the occupation of part of the French territory by Germany wreaked havoc on the canine population: many of their representatives were killed or abandoned when their owners no longer had the resources to care for them.

However, at the end of hostilities, an enthusiast, André de Tournay, managed to locate a little more than 20 specimens in different parts of the country. They were at the origin of various bloodlines and therefore played an essential role in the renewal of the breed..

The postwar rebirth of the breed by Mr.. de Tournay led to his recognition in 1955 by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI), which coordinates the official bodies of more than one hundred countries – among them the Société Royale Saint-Hubert (SRSH) Belgian, the Swiss Kennel Club (SCS) y the Société Centrale Canine (SCC) french. However, the latter had taken the initiative to recognize the Braque d'Auvergne already in 1913.

The prestigious and influential British Kennel Club took much longer to do the same, since he had to wait until 2016.

In 1987, a first article about this breed of dog was published in the North American Gun Dog Magazine. However, we don't know exactly when the first ones were imported Auvergne Pointer to the United States. In any case, they were probably delayed and limited in number. In 2016, a new article was published in the same magazine on the investigation of the origins of the establishment of this dog in the country, after fans surveyed Nelson Hooe, one of the first proven owners in the country.

In any case, the recognition of Auvergne Pointer in North America is still incomplete. Has been recognized by the United Kennel Club (UKC) from 2006, as well as by the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC), but it is not the case of the other reference organization in the United States, the American Kennel Club (AKC).

Photo: Braque_d’auvergne at the World Dog Show in Poznań by Pleple2000, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Popularity

In France, the popularity of Auvergne Pointer is relatively stable in the long term, and has been at least since the early 1990s. 1970: there are around of 350 entries per year in the French Book of Origins (LOF). This number sometimes reaches a maximum of around 500 births per year, how was the case, for example, in the mid 70. On the other hand, has never durably fallen below 250.

Although the Auvergne Pointer is relatively popular in your home country, it has only been exported and distributed to some extent outside of France, even in countries bordering France.

In Switzerland, for example, statistics from the Amicus database show that its population is limited to about thirty individuals.

In Belgium, it is just as discreet, as evidenced by the absence of breeding on national soil.

The same observation can be made, for example, in Italy, whence las estadísticas of the National Ente della Cinofilia Italiana (ENCI) show an average of about ten registrations per year during 2010, or again in Spain, where the Royal Canine Society of Spain (RSCE) only count one birth between 2014 and 2019.

There are a handful of farms in Canada and the United States, but the Auvergne Pointer also still hard to find in those countries.

Physical characteristics

The Auvergne Pointer has a robust and noble appearance. His shapely body is well aligned, with a straight constitution – your back, from the tip of the shoulder to the tip of the buttock, is the same length as its front legs – and a long chest that descends to elbow level, midway between the withers and the lower part of the front legs. It is robust, strong but without heaviness, which gives it an elegant look. Their solid constitution gives them the stride and the resistance for which they are highly appreciated in hunting..

Both the front and back legs are straight, well aligned with the body, and the thighs and forearms are well muscled.

The tail stands quite high, carried horizontally and reaches the point of the hock. It can also be shortened at birth, and then barely exceeds 15 - 20 cm.. However, this practice, call “tail docking”, it is banned in many countries, including France, Belgium, Switzerland and Quebec.

The head of the Auvergne Pointer is well balanced. Seen from the front, the muzzle is square and its length is equal to or slightly less than that of the skull. Finish off with a pretty strong black nose, dominating solid jaws of equal length. In addition, the upper lip covers the lower.

Positioned slightly toward the back of the skull, ears are drooping, flexible and with a slightly satin texture.

The eyes are dark hazel, oval and quite large. They give this dog an expressive look, frank and gentle.

The fur of Auvergne Pointer consists of a sparse undercoat and short, smooth topcoat with a glossy appearance that is softer than other Braques. It is mottled black or grayish white, more or less present. The head is black, but the muzzle may have the same white markings as the body – a white border may also be present on the top of the skull, prolonging the color of the muzzle. Black fur can also tend to be blue, which is why these dogs are rarely called Auvergne Pointer blue.

There are also charcoal-colored dogs. However, this variety is rare and is not recognized by the breed standard.

Sexual dimorphism is not very pronounced in these dogs: the male is certainly on average a few centimeters taller than the female, but it's not particularly massive.

Character and skills

Even today, the Auvergne Pointer is most often bred to become a hunting dog. However, his affectionate character, Gentile, patient and smart also makes them great pets, and they are becoming more and more popular as such. In fact, fit perfectly into family life, they usually try to please their humans and are very loyal to them.

They are especially fond of children of all ages and are affectionate and playful provided they are not excessively boisterous. However, it should never be forgotten that a dog of any breed should never be left alone with a small child without adult supervision.

The downside of being so close to his family is that he cannot tolerate loneliness and needs to be in the company of humans as often as possible.. If left alone for too long, can become a destructive or particularly loud reminder of your presence. No need to say, therefore, that does not suit people who are absent for days or more. The close bond he has with his teachers also makes him very sensitive to reprimands and is easily affected by possible punishments..

It is not only the humans in his family that he Auvergne Pointer inclines to appreciate. In effect, although at first glance I am shy with strangers, quickly treats them like new friends, especially since it is totally devoid of aggression. Ready to greet newcomers with affection, may even tend to follow an intruder instead of defending your home or territory, which makes him a poor caretaker. However, is very capable of sounding the alarm when he hears something unusual.

In any case, He is not one of those who barks from morning to night, expressing yourself only when you have a good reason to do so: to raise the alarm, to express boredom, to seek attention, or to express any anxiety.

Sharing your home with a partner is a great way to reduce the risk of you suffering from the absence of your masters. In fact, such cohabitation generally goes very well, and he appreciates not living alone.
On the other hand, his hunting instinct is too ingrained in him to consider the possibility of peacefully coexisting with another pet smaller than him, like a bird, a rodent or even a cat: unless you were raised with him from a young age, chances are high that one day or another he will end up attacking him. This character trait also means that he is best kept on a leash when going out to places where he is very likely to meet small animals., and where it would be dangerous for him to chase them.

This is all the more true since you don't lack energy, to the point that you need to spend at least an hour a day to be well on your legs and on your head. Your resistance, However, allows you to go much further, since it is capable of chasing a prey for miles. Therefore, it is ideal to plan long walks that include times when you can run freely and safely, especially if you don't have a chance to hunt. In any case, this dog is perfectly suitable for an active owner who likes to jog, cycling or hiking, and he would like nothing more than to take his pet with him – provided that it is kept on a leash when necessary.

Another great way to allow him to expend his energy is to train him for one or more dog sports.. Their intelligence and willingness to cooperate are particularly well expressed in agility and obedience tests.. More broadly, imply that it is quite easy to train him for all kinds of activities and teach him different tasks.

By the way, if your pilgrimages take you to pass near a water space where you can swim safely, She loves water – he is even a good swimmer – and generally appreciates taking a dip as soon as you get a chance to.

In any case, its high level of activity makes apartment living unsuitable for the Auvergne Pointer. Even a house with a small yard probably wouldn't be enough to make you happy.: the ideal environment for him is clearly a house with a large fenced garden, although this cannot replace long daily walks to satisfy your need for exercise.

Education

The Auvergne Pointer is known for his intelligence and the sweetness of his temperament. He is also eager to please his owners, so it reacts positively to training: learns quickly and is generally an easy dog ​​to train.

However, it is important to use the right methods. In fact, its sensitivity means that the use of coercion or even punishment is strongly discouraged: would have every chance of undermining the trust that he normally gives to his beloved master. On the other hand, positive dog training methods, based on repetition, the gratification and rewards, are very effective in taking full advantage of the great potential of this animal.

In fact, its obedient and cooperative nature makes it not difficult to train it for hunting, sports with dogs or any other task. This is all the more true since he is always happy to share activities with his master: unlike many races, prefers to work in complicity with his master rather than independently. Therefore, It is an ideal option for those who like to spend time educating their partner and working alongside him, whether for hunting or dog sports. For example, is an excellent candidate for agility and obedience competitions. Your sense of smell can also be used to track events, but its relatively slow speed limits its potential in this area.

For things to run smoothly, it is important to establish rules at an early age about what you are and are not allowed to do. They are not particularly stubborn by nature, and in fact they are quite obedient, but they can also do it when they are more flexible and responsive: this will make it easier and faster for them to assimilate the rules. In addition, he assimilates them more easily because they are the same from one day to the next and among the different people in the house: It is not about the gentleman authorizing today what the lady prohibited the day before.

In addition, teaching your dog to stay alone should be one of the priorities in the education of a Auvergne Pointer. In effect, how you like company and are prone to separation anxiety, must get used to enduring absences from his family without reaching a state of discomfort.

It is also beneficial to start learning to call back soon, so that it can be allowed to unleash when conditions permit, limiting the risk of becoming deaf to his master's commands when he sees or smells a small passing animal.

You also have to be careful to quickly channel your tendency to chew what is within your reach., directing him to the right toys. This avoids the risk of damage and injury to the animal.

At last, like any dog, we must not wait to offer you quality socialization from your first months. By letting you meet all kinds of humans, congeners and representatives of other species, but also face a multitude of different situations in various places, we make it a comfortable companion in all circumstances, performed in its environment and among humans.

Health

The Auvergne Pointer is generally a robust dog with few health problems. Your life expectancy of 12 - 15 years is quite honorable given its size.

In addition, they are quite flexible in terms of weather, able to cope with both the summer heat and the winter cold of temperate or Mediterranean climates. If you are required to sleep outside when temperatures are low, a niche is necessary to provide shelter. In any case, their fur is not adapted to polar temperatures.

However, like any dog, are more prone to certain diseases, which in this case are :

  • hip dysplasia, whose appearance may be favored by a hereditary predisposition, and that corresponds to a malformation of this joint. Leads to pain, lameness and osteoarthritis when the animal ages;
  • dislocation of the patella, which is a malformation of the knee joint that causes the kneecap to slip out of position. Probably hereditary, causes a more or less severe limp. May require surgery in the most severe cases, although success is not guaranteed;
  • aortic stenosis, a potentially inherited heart defect manifested by reduced blood flow. Leads to heart failure, that can manifest, for example, in a state of general weakness, and it also increases the risk of heart attack. Not curable, but medications can reduce the effects of heart failure;
  • progressive retinal atrophy, which corresponds to a degeneration of the retina and is of hereditary origin. It affects both eyes and causes a progressive loss of vision in the dog;
  • Dilation-torsion of the stomach, which mainly affects breeds with a large chest and occurs when the stomach folds in on itself, blocking the evacuation of gases and interrupting blood circulation. It is fatal if a vet does not intervene quickly;
  • otitis, an ear infection favored by the hanging shape of the ears.
  • Since a certain number of the conditions to which the breed is predisposed are or may be of hereditary origin, adopting a quality breeder from Auvergne Pointer can be a determining factor in obtaining a healthy puppy, and one that continues to be, in addition to having been well socialized from his first weeks. In effect, A professional worthy of the name sees to it that genetic testing is routinely performed on your breeding stock, to rule out those who run the risk of transmitting this or that inherited condition to their offspring. Therefore, must be able to present the results of these tests, as well as the dog's health history, to witness the vaccinations administered and to be helpful in planning the next ones to be carried out, as well as withdrawals. At the same time, a certificate drawn up by a veterinarian attests to the good health of the animal at the time of adoption.

    Once the adoption is complete, it is important that the new owner respect the growth of his protégé: until it reaches adult size, what happens around two years of age, avoid strenuous physical exertion or overly strenuous and prolonged exercises. This reduces both the risk of short-term injuries and that of sequelae or deformation of the bones or joints., that are particularly fragile throughout this period.

    Last but not least, one way to keep your dog in good health is to take him to the vet regularly for a full checkup – At least once a year, and even more when he gets older. This will help prevent or detect potential health problems as soon as possible., as well as will provide the opportunity to reinforce your dog's vaccinations.

    It is also important not to neglect the protection against fleas, worms, ticks and other undesirable pests, renewing your child's antiparasitic treatments throughout the year, whenever necessary. This is especially crucial for an individual who spends a lot of time, either hunting or in other activities.

    Grooming

    As his undercoat is not very thick and his top coat is short, the fur of the Auvergne Pointer requires little maintenance: a short brushing session with a soft bristle brush once a week is enough to keep you healthy, shiny and soft to the touch, especially since your hair loss is not very pronounced.

    During shedding periods, in spring and autumn, it is much more pronounced, so more frequent brushing is necessary. However, 2 or 3 times a week should be enough. After brushing it, the coat can be polished with a clean soft cloth to make it even more shiny.

    It is neither necessary nor advisable to bathe your dog too often: 3 or 4 times a year is usually more than enough, unless, of course it is, that has gotten very dirty. In any case, you should always use a shampoo intended for dogs.

    Dangling ears require more attention, as their shape makes them prone to ear infections. Therefore, it is important to examine them weekly and wipe them with a clean, slightly damp cloth to avoid the risk of infection.

    Your eyes need some attention too. The weekly maintenance session should be an opportunity to examine them, and wipe them gently with a damp cloth if there is dirt.

    Looking at its claws, regular physical activity that satisfies your need for fairly high levels of activity will normally allow you to naturally smooth them out. However, this does not mean that you should not check from time to time that this is the case. On the other hand, if your age or a health problem prevents you from being active enough, they generally need to be trimmed every 6 u 8 weeks to avoid being too long and bothering you, or even breaking and injuring you.

    The first time, a visit to a professional groomer can be a good way to learn how to care for a Auvergne Pointer, in order to operate efficiently and safely, while limiting the risks of hurting you. For its part, you will be calmer and more cooperative during care if it is part of your daily routine from a very young age: therefore, it is recommended to expose it to delicate handling from an early age.

    This is all the more true since it is also wise to get used to examining it after every long time spent outdoors. (especially after a hunting trip, for example), to detect possible injuries, thorns, parasites, spikes…

    Buy a “Auvergne Pointer”

    Either male or female, the price of a puppy Auvergne Pointer is generally between 650 and 1100 EUR. The average is about 800 EUR, no significant differences between males and females.

    However, it is difficult to find it outside its country of origin, France, even in neighboring countries with the latter.
    The same is true in North America, although there are a handful of breeders in Canada and the United States.

    The import from France is, therefore, sometimes the most suitable solution to avoid possible waiting times and have a maximum of choice. However, It must be taken into account that various expenses are added to the purchase price of the puppy: transportation expenses, administrative expenses, etc. In addition, it is necessary, of course, make sure you know and respect the regulations regarding the importation of a dog from abroad.

    In any case, whatever the place, the price charged varies according to the prestige of the breeding, the lineage the animal came from, but also and above all its intrinsic characteristics, in particular its greater or lesser conformity with the norm. This last point also explains why there are sometimes significant differences within the same litter..

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    1 – Braque d’Auvergne sur fond blanc by Desaix83, from the work of Pleple2000, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    2 – Riga, Baltic Winner 2013, 9-10 Nov by Tomasyna, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    3 – Braque d’Auvergne during the Rzeszów International Exhibition, Poland. Marian Surma is the breeder and owner of Poland by Pleple2000, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    4 – Braque d’Auvergne during the Rzeszów International Exhibition, Poland. Marian Surma is the breeder and owner of Poland by Wikimedia
    5 – Braque d’Auvergne during the Rzeszów International Exhibition, Poland. Marian Surma is the breeder and owner of Poland by Pleple2000, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    6 – Braque_d’auvergne at the Universal Exhibition in Poznań by Pleple2000, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI:
    • Group :
    • Section : . .

    Federations:

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


    FCI breed standard "Auvergne Pointer"

    FCIFCI - Auvergne Pointer
    Bracco

    Alternative names:

      1. Braque d’Auvergne (English).
      2. Bleu d’Auvergne (French).
      3. Braque d’Auvergne (German).
      4. (em francês: Braque d’Auvergne) (Portuguese).
      5. Azul de Auvernia (Spanish).

    Bavarian Mountain Hound
    Germany FCI 217 . Leash (scent) Hounds

    Bavarian Mountain Hound

    The Bavarian Mountain Hound is very suspicious of strangers, I am calm and balanced with its owner.

    Content

    History

    The Bavarian Mountain Hound it is a medium sized hunting dog. He is a highly developed specialist, but at the same time versatile in hunting. Tracking work is his specialty. Master searching and hunting and especially tracking. On the trail, keep track of an injured animal. Fast and infallible dog work is crucial to reduce the suffering of the prey.

    The Bavarian Mountain Hound dates back to ancient dog breeds. These hounds are also called “Bracken”. For hunting, which was an important way of life for our ancestors for thousands of years, dogs with a particularly good sense of smell and an intelligent sense of detection were of great importance. Trace Dogs were also needed to hunt criminals.

    For the Teutons a good Scent hound was worth more than a horse. This is attested by a legal text of more than 1000 years old, el Lex Baiuwariorum. A document of the year 1459 later attests to Bracken's donation to the Tegrinsee monastery (today Tegernsee) by a count Kaspar Törring. Already at that time the count systematically raised the Bracken according to a breeding book. The actual Bavarian Mountain Hound also descends from these Bracken.

    In 1870 he also grew up Hanoverian Scenthound. This resulted in a modern and versatile helper for the ranger and hunter.. The dogs had to be distinguished by their high performance in hunting. At the same time, they had to cope with the harsh conditions of the mountains. Therefore, sharp stones were not allowed to bother them as much as storms, snow or high demands on your ability to climb. In 1883 took place the first official exhibition of the Bavarian Mountain Hound. In 1912 was founded the Klub für Bayerische Gebirgsschweißhunde, who has since been very successful in caring for these dogs.

    After World War II, the genetic bottleneck was worked on by crossing into the Tyrolean hound. Although the breed is very rare, is spread throughout Germany. Their breeding is organized in a very responsible way. To avoid “elite or champion breeding” the number of offspring of a farm animal is limited to 18 - 20. On the other hand, at least one animal from each litter raised must be reintroduced into the breed if there are no signs of inherited diseases. In addition, breeding is only allowed with dogs that have passed performance tests anyway. The breeding of the Bavarian Mountain Hound is a model, a project, how to breed healthy and strong pedigree dogs, even with a numerically very small population. They are raised between 10 and 12 litters with 60 - 80 puppies per year. These go almost only to the professional hands of professional rangers and hunters.

    Photo: Bavarian Mountain Hound (name: Zoran Spod Ruskiej Granicy) by Ralf Lotys (Definitely), CC BY 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons

    Physical characteristics

    The Bavarian Mountain Hound It is a strong dog, medium-sized, with a height at the withers of about 44 - 52 cm and a weight of 17 - 30 kg. Males, However, they are larger and heavier than females. For your size, has rather short legs. The standard describes its appearance in this way:

    A medium sized dog, harmonious, light, very agile and muscular. The body is slightly longer than tall, slightly raised from behind; leans on legs not too high. The head is carried horizontally or somewhat erect, tail horizontal or slanted down.

    The coat must be dense, smooth, moderately rough, low gloss. The standard requires the following colors:

    Dark red, deer red, Red brown, yellowish red, also pale yellow (even sand color); reddish gray like the winter hair of the red deer, also brindle or dark flecked.
    In the back, the basic color is generally more intense. Muzzle and ears dark.
    The tail is almost always dotted dark. A small, clear spot is allowed on the chest (hound star).

    The meaning is: The colors must camouflage the dog in its hunting work and not give it away, for example with large white marks.

    Character and skills

    The Bavarian Mountain Hound is a thoroughbred hunting dog with wide awake senses, but without nervousness. As long as you don't have a smell in your nose, impresses with a thoughtful nature, quiet and extremely gentle, that radiates pure slowdown for us humans. The official standard describes its nature as follows: “Calm and balanced; affectionate with his owner, reserved with strangers. What is required is a stable dog, self-confident, fearless and easy to handle, Neither timid nor aggressive”.

    The Bavarian Mountain Hound it is a very capable working dog that performs its tasks conscientiously and with the utmost dedication. Has a strong search instinct and is a master of crawling. Exploring nature with him is, therefore, a very special experience and happiness. The Bavarian Mountain Hound, professionally managed, it is also a very good family dog ​​with a gentle nature.

    Fitness

    A Bavarian Mountain Hound it is not a companion dog for the city or for walks in nature, even if they are daily. Not a dog for the home, but a professional hunting dog who wants and needs the job. Otherwise, his attitude is completely undemanding. Therefore, ideally you would live in a house on the edge of the forest or in the country with a garden.

    The Bavarian Mountain Hound wants and can go out in all climates. The standard provides information on the conditions of its maintenance:

    “In keeping with your hunting purpose as a cloven-hoof tracking specialist, the Bavarian Mountain Hound must possess all the qualities required of it to be useful in difficult follow-up. Utility must be proven by appropriate performance tests”.

    Education “Bavarian Mountain Hound”

    The Bavarian Mountain Hound is a very friendly and eager to learn four legged friend, that makes it easier for its owner to train and work with him. Because you want and need this guide. But it is not a dog that awaits orders from its owner. Since dogs have been allowed to breed for many generations only if they have mastered many demanding performance tests, your level of training is extremely high. This is at the same time an obligation for the leadership of this dog. Because you need the hunting job, where it feels good. Its element is search work. Here he has taken it to absolute dominance, you also need to live. However, you should take this into account if you are playing with the idea of ​​sharing your life with a Bavarian Mountain Hound as not a hunter.

    Care and health

    The breed is very easy to care for. Brushing once in a while is enough.

    Typical diseases of the breed:

    Hereditary diseases are not known.

    Nutrition / Food

    The Bavarian Mountain Hound is undemanding in his diet.

    Life expectancy

    The Bavarian Mountain Hound has a life expectancy of about 12 years.

    Buy a “Bavarian Mountain Hound”

    If you are looking for a dog of this breed, you should contact a breeder affiliated with the Club Bávaro del Bavarian Mountain Hound well in advance of your planned purchase. As a rule, dogs are only handled by rangers or hunters. From time to time, However, it may happen that a dog is looking for another place. But then you should be able and willing to give him living conditions that can be a substitute for his species-appropriate way of life.. A puppy of this breed costs about 1500 EUR.

    Characteristics "Bavarian Mountain Hound"

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

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    Images "Bavarian Mountain Hound"

    Photos:

    1 – Bavarian Mountain Hound, female and male by Canarian, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    2 – “Bavarian Mountain Hound” by Wikimedia
    3 – A Bavarian Mountain Scenthound by Canarian, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    4 – Bavarian Mountain Hound during show of dogs in Rybnik – Kamień, Poland by Pleple2000, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    5 – Kafka und Frodo beim ersten Outdoor Treffen und Grillen bei Audigast. Februar 2014. Kafka ist ein Magyar Vizsla und Frodo ein Bayerischer Gebirgsschweißhund by Andreas Kruger
    6 – Bavarian Mountain Hound by Pleple2000, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    Videos "Bavarian Mountain Hound"

    Type and recognitions:

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    • FCI – Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds. – Section 2: Leash (scent) Hounds.
    • AKCGrupo FSS
    • ​KCCazadores
    • UKCScenthounds


    FCI breed standard "Bavarian Mountain Hound"

    FCIFCI - Bavarian Mountain Hound
    tracker

    Alternative names:

      1. Bavarian Mountain Scenthound (English).
      2. Chien de recherche au sang de la montagne bavaroise (French).
      3. Bayerischer Gebirgsschweisshund (German).
      4. (em alemão: Bayrischer gebirgsschweisshund) (Portuguese).
      5. Sabueso bávaro de montaña, Rastreador de Baviera (Spanish).

    Bernese Hound
    Suiza FCI 59 . Medium-sized Hounds

    Bernese Hound

    The Bernese Hound It is mainly used for hunting hare.

    Content

    History

    The Swiss Hound has a very ancient origin. Its existence in Switzerland since Roman times is confirmed by a mosaic discovered in Avanches that represents hunting dogs whose characteristics coincide with the varieties of Swiss Hound. In the 15th century it was appreciated by Italian fans and in the 18th century by the French for its extraordinary ability to hunt hare.. Its original local breeding was surely influenced by French small game dogs brought to Switzerland by mercenaries.. In the year 1882 a standard was established for each of the five existing varieties of Swiss Hound. In 1909 These standards were revised, confirming the total disappearance of the Thurgau Hound. The 22 in January of 1933 established a uniform standard for the 4 Swiss Hound varieties. The original variety of Jura Hound type St. Hubert has disappeared today.

    There are four varieties of Swiss Hound:

    Photo: Bernese Hound during dogs show in Katowice, Poland by Lilly M, CC BY-SA 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons

    Physical characteristics

    In the Bernese Hound the coat is white with black spots or saddle, sometimes slightly mottled. Light to dark beige marks the upper part of the eyes, cheeks, the inner side of the ears and around the anus.

    ▷ Male weight: 15 - 20 kg
    ▷ Female weight: 15 - 20 kg
    ▷ The size of the male: 49 - 59 cm.
    ▷ Female size: 49 - 59 cm.

    Character and skills

    The Bernese Hound he is alive and passionate. Its sensitivity is valued as positively as its ease of use and its attachment to the dog handler. When you follow a clue, expansive and fluid movements are noticeable, as well as the good push of the hindquarters. You can feel strength, stamina and temperament, so her fine nose is closely tied to the track.

    Acute smell is atypical for Bernese Hound, whose passion for hunting is so tireless that the dog handler must prevent the dog from overdoing it beforehand. Otherwise, the dog chases the prey until he catches it himself. Diligent search is desirable, but the dog, except when used in the pack, must always remain in the hand of your guide.

    While the Bernese Hound he was used in his homeland mainly as a lone deer hunter, foxes and hares; Wild boar hunts with bloodhounds are also carried out in western Switzerland. In France and Italy they are more likely to continue to be used for herd hunting of hare, wild boar and deer.

    In Switzerland, the Bernese Hound They are mainly used for patent and district hunting. In patent hunting, three to six hunters usually form a hunting party. They are distributed among the different posts and the dogs are tied simultaneously at a previously agreed time. This promotes the independent search of each dog and also the pursuit of hares or deer as a solitary hunter.. For the hunt to be successful, the hunter must know which path the game will take to be able to shoot it with a shotgun at a maximum distance of 30 m.
    During a hunt in hunting ground there are large groups of up to 30 hunters. The hunt leader distributes the hunters in different positions, while a hunter goes on the hunt with all the dogs, and finally hold all the dogs at once. Here the leader of the hunt must know how the hunt flees and, therefore, distribute hunters' positions. While hunting in the hunting ground, the hare, the deer and sometimes also the fox are shot from a maximum distance of 30 m.

    Off the hunt, the Bernese Hound he is a nice and quiet family member. with whom you are closely linked.

    Characteristics "Bernese Hound"

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    Berner Laufhund
    Berner Laufhund

    Type and recognitions:

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    FCI breed standard "Bernese Hound"

    FCIFCI - Bernese Hound
    Hound

    Varieties of “Swiss hounds”

    The four varieties of Swiss Hounds have their own specific hunting characteristics:

    – The Bernese Hound, with her beautiful throat (“the howler of the Jura”), demanding, mainly used for hares;
    – The “Jura Hound“, an excellent recuperator
    – The Lucerne Hound, reminiscent of Small Blue Gascony, he is an active and passionate dog that hunts deer very well;
    – The “Schwyz Hound”, less widespread outside of Switzerland, is reserved for rabbits and hares.

    Austrian Black and Tan Hound
    Austria FCI 63 - Medium-sized Hounds.

    Sabueso austriaco negro y fuego

    The Austrian Black and Tan Hound is very emotional. Perceived mood of its owner.

    Content

    History

    The Austrian Black and Tan Hound It is a breed of dog originating in Austria. It is believed that he is the true descendant of the original Celtic Hound, Although there is no known history of the Austrian Black and Tan Hound until after mid-19th century. This historic slump is due once the breeding was not regulated.

    The Austrian Black and Tan Hound, from its origins, It was used for monitoring or tracking of injured animals, commonly, in places of significant altitude.

    Physical characteristics

    The Austrian Black and Tan Hound is a dog medium-sized and well solid structure. His head shows a wide skull and little pronounced occipital region with well marked stop.

    It has glossy dark brown eyes that convey a lively look and alert. The ears are of high insertion and medium-sized, rounded, not very broad and hang onto the cheek. The tail is long and will fine tuning towards the tip, takes her fall but slightly curved.

    The coat of the Austrian Black and Tan Hound It is smooth, soft to the touch, dense, short (a few 2 26cm in length) and very bright.

    The coloration of this breed It is very important since that is its touch of distinction, they should be black as a basis, with small and clearly defined, fire to light brands range from pale tawny to dark. Two tawny markings above the eyes must be present.

    This breed has a hypersensitive smell.

    The height at the withers of Austrian Black and Tan Hound will of 48 56 cm. And his weight is around between the 19 and 20 Kg.

    Thanks to its excellent ability to work, both high mountains and Plains land, the Austrian Black and Tan Hound is highly prized as a bloodhound and blood trail dog. Their fine sense of smell allows you to search safely (especially of hares).

    Character and skills

    Is alive, attentive, reserved with strangers but friendly and does not present any trait of shyness.

    While it is used for hunting Hound (for tracking), It is an animal that adapts well to family life, but if we make the commitment to have a Austrian Black and Tan Hound, We must be able to give the animal enough to make you happy.

    A few good walks in the field kept it happy, In addition to (as with all dogs) a good daily walk.

    It is a very emotional dog that perceived especially mood of its owner.

    Photos “Austrian Black and Tan Hound”

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    • UKCScenthounds


    FCI breed standard "Austrian Black and Tan Hound"

    FCIFCI - Austrian Black and Tan Hound
    Hound

    Alternative names:

      1. Bracke, Vieräugl (English).
      2. Brachet autrichien noir et feu (French).
      3. Kärntner Bracke, Österreichische Glatthaarige Bracke (German).
      4. (em alemão: brandlbracke) (Portuguese).
      5. Austriaco negro y fuego (Spanish).