Braque d'Auvergne

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Braque d'Auvergne
Braque d Auvergne.jpg
A male Braque d'Auvergne
Other namesAuvergne Pointer
Bleu d'Auvergne
OriginFrance
Traits
Height Male 55–65 cm (22–26 in)
Female 51–61 cm (20–24 in)
Coat Short
Colour Black with white markings
Classification / standards
FCI Group 7, Section 1.1 Continental Pointing Dogs: Pointer type #180 standard
UKC Gun Dog standard
Domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris)

The Braque d'Auvergne is a breed of dog originating in the mountain area of Cantal, in the historic Auvergne province in the mid-south of France. It is a pointer and versatile gundog. The breed descends from ancient regional types of hunting dogs.

Appearance[edit]

The Braque d'Auvergne is a strong, substantial dog, between 53–63 centimetres (21–25 in) at the withers. It has a large head, long ears, and pendulous lips. The tail was traditionally docked to half its length. The short, glossy coat is white with mottling of black that gives a blue impression, and large black spots. The head and ears are always black.[1]

Temperament[edit]

The Auvergne is lively, sensitive, obedient, and affectionate. Intelligent and good natured, it makes a fine family dog and an excellent hunting partner. It gets along well with other dogs. The Braque d'Auvergne is a natural hunter who tends to work closely with its partner, checking in frequently. This trait, combined with its gentle nature and desire to please, make it a highly trainable pointer.

Exercise[edit]

This hunting dog does best with regular outings during which it can exercise its body, nose and its mind.

History[edit]

The Auvergne pointer has been present in the Cantal region for more than two centuries and was recognized as a French gundog breed with an FCI breed standard in 2004.[2] It was recognised by the Kennel Club (UK) with effect from 1 April 2016.[3] The breed will be classified in the Gundog Group (HPR) on the Imported Breed Register.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clark, Anne Rogers; Andrew H. Brace (1995). The International Encyclopedia of Dogs. Howell Book House. pp. 146–147. ISBN 0-87605-624-9.
  2. ^ FCI breed standard
  3. ^ "New Breed - Braque d'Auvergne • The Kennel Club". www.thekennelclub.org.uk. Retrieved 2016-11-26.

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