Saturday, May 18, 2013

The Braques Francais (French Pointer)

On our walk this morning, in the Morgan Territory Regional Preserve, we came across one person and his unusual hunting dog.  I thought it was a small German Shorthair Pointer, but Steve, the dog's person, told me it was a Braques Francais.

Steve told me that he knew of only two breeders of this breed in the United States. Good looking girl who Steve said is quite the birddog and has done very well with the pheasants they hunt.
Chloe standing next to this beautiful pointer


The female French Pointer was between Bailey and Chloe's size


 

STANDARDS
The American Kennel Club (AKC) does not register Braque Francais. However, the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) recognizes the Braques Francais – Pyrenees. The Club du Braque Francais (CBF), in France, is the official club serving the breed. Working from the CKC and CBF standards, here are breed guidelines for the Braque Francais – Pyrenees:

Height: 18 1/2 to 22 inches (47 to 56 cm), with 19 1⁄2 to 21 3⁄4 inches ideal.

Weight: 38 to 55 pounds.

Hair and Color: Braques have short, straight, easy-care hair on relatively tight skin with little or no dewlap on the neck. Acceptable color combinations are brown, brown and white, heavily spotted brown and white, and mottled.

Appearance: Subjective terms applied to the Braque include noble, well muscled and robust. The tail can be docked, or short at birth. The muzzle isn’t square, but should not be “snipey” or pointy. The nose is brown, not split, with open nostrils. The length of the nose should be just less than that of the skull.

http://www.gundogmag.com/2011/09/09/gun-dog-breeds-the-braques-francais-french-pointer/

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