Common Name: Braque d’Auvergne
Other Common Names: none listed
Scientific Name: Canis familiaris
Group: Gun Dog
Origin or Range: France
Relative Size: Larger Than Average
Compatibility: Relatively Non-Aggressive
Braque D’Auvergne have excellent personalities, and they are very obedient, if slow, learners. Trainers need lots of patience to train a Braque D’Auvergne. However, if patiently and thoroughly trained, they make excellent hunters because of their heightened sense of smell and tracking capabilities.
Mature Braque D’Auvergne will grow to a height between 22 and 25 inches high at the shoulders, and will weigh in between 50 and 65 pounds. Larger Braques may weigh as much as 90 pounds. Their build is strong and muscular.
Their coats are either black and white or charcoal-black and white and they usually have ticking. The outer coat should be soft. Their eyes should be hazel or dark brown. The Braque’s tail should be kept in between 6 and 8 inches, and it will carry its tail high.
The Braque D’Auvergne is a rare hunting breed that originated in an ancient province of Southern France, named Auvergne. “Braque,” translates into “point” in English, which speaks to its pointing capabilities.