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Burgos Pointer
España FCI 90 . Braque Type

Perdiguero de Burgos

The Burgos Pointer is smart and learns easily, above all, tracking tasks.



The Burgos Pointer It is a breed of dog Spain. Originally from Castile, especially in the province of Burgos, This rustic breed is intended for hunting and has exceptional characteristics for hunting small game..

It is an ancient breed from the Castilian tableland, is widespread, and according to some connoisseurs of the breed, it is likely that it has participated in the creation of other breeds of hunting dog, not only Spain.

The truth is that lot of documented material that speaks of this breed there is. Veterinary geneticist, José Manuel Sanz rudder, has dedicated several lines to the history of this breed and in a document that appears cited in many web, speaks of the Origins and Ancient History (Until 1911). You can read the complete material on the website of the Spanish Association of el Perro Perdiguero de Burgos. Here we will only mention what refers to the word “Perdiguero” and to the different theories about the origin but very briefly…

“The word ‘perdiguero‘ It occurs frequently in classical texts on venatoria and its reference corresponds to the generic Hunter dog of partridges, "perdicero" or "perdigero", but it cannot be lightly assumed that this dog was a Burgos Pointer. In numerous current texts we can read various theories about the origin of the race. The more absolute confusion arises from a whole once analysed separately. The most common mistakes that demonstrate a poor work of research are as follows:

  • Associate the word perdiguero the race Burgos Pointer.
  • Believing that the Pointing Dogs, as the Spanish classics tell us, they were Burgos Pointers and forget that they were other races.
  • Define like Burgos Pointer to the dogs that authors from Velázquez to Goya have been captured in numerous canvases where hunting dogs are reproduced.
  • Define incomprehensibly and lightly when Burgos Pointer as the origin of English Pointer, either in a display of patriotic enthusiasm, consider him further as the father of all European Braques“.

“The authors, as often happens, they do not manage to agree on the theories about the origins of animals and while some affirm that the sample dog is originally from Italy, others say that France or Spain (according to the nationality of the author) which they were born.

On the formation of the current dog Burgos Pointer the news is null and we can only apply the parameters that are studied to form a race, they are:

  • Time and place of training.
  • Genetic basis provided the race.
  • Adaptation to the environment in which is born.
  • Geographical isolation and inbreeding operated.

With regard to the first of them, not a breed created by man ex process are being, with measured doses of one or another blood, both the time and the place of training are uncertain. A race not be based in short periods of time and having no initial selection at a single point, can not think of that place of birth has been only a particular place”

(Author: José Manuel Sanz rudder).

Physical characteristics

While the Burgos Pointer, It is not as robust and defined muscular level, like its relative the English Pointer, their appearance shows the strength of the race.

It has the ears long and the tail It tends to be cut one-third of its original length.

Its fur It has variants that can form different ranges within the basic color. The basic colors of the hair are the white and the liver. These colors mingle regularly, giving variegated layers that tend to liver, gray liver, mosqueados in liver and other various combinations, depending on whether the liver or white color is predominant and depending on whether the white spots are open or closed.

It is a very common feature (Although non-binding layer), that have a clear white spot on the forehead and the ears always spotted with a homogeneous liver color. Liver-colored hairs can form sharp, well-defined liver-colored patches, regularly distributed by the layer of the animal

Its the mantle is short, thick and soft. The hair is thinner in the head, ears and limbs.

The skin is elastic, but not printing, thick, abundant, pinkish spotless. All Oris they will be Brown, never black.

The height males will of 62 to 67 cm and females 59 to 64 cm to the cross. Thinking of 25 to 30 kg.

It is an animal that as all, It requires a dose of daily exercise. A long walk, and a few races in the open air will keep you happy.

Character and skills

It is a very friendly and quiet dog, not afraid easily. It is smart and learns easily, especially in tracking work.

It is not a dog that adapts very well to urban environments.

It is used for small game (rabbits, hares, etc.).

It's perfect for hunting in any field (no matter how hard it is), since it has an enviable physical resistance and a great speed.

The Burgos Pointer it is highly appreciated by hunters who want a rustic dog, hard in any terrain and type of hunting, obedient, strong and above all excellent winds and method of hunting, due to his calm and poise in the search, as well as his sample and his impeccable collection.

Although used for small game pieces not dismisses pieces of hunting trail, in which he demonstrates great bravery.

Characteristics "Burgos Pointer"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "Burgos 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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Type and recognitions:

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


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

FCI breed standard "Burgos Pointer"

FCIFCI - Burgos Pointer

Alternative names:

1. Perdiguero de Burgos, Burgalese Pointer (English).
2. Retriever de Burgos, Braque de Burgos, Perdiguero (French).
3. Burgos-Hühnerhund (German).
4. Pointer espanhol, Pointer de Burgos (Portuguese).
5. Perdiguera (español).

1 thought on "Burgos Pointer”

  1. they are beautiful I have one perdiguera is a disorderly sweetness restless and very very playful is the Queen of my house I love I think it is an excellent race for children that they have an inexhaustible energy and are very smart also have had English pointer.


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