Common Name: Braque du Bourbonnais
Other Common Names: Bourbonnais Pointer
Scientific Name: Canis familiaris
Group: Gun Dog/Sporting
Origin or Range: France
Relative Size: Average
The Braque du Bourbonnais is distinct for a number of reasons, not the least of which is its uncommon tail. The Braque du Bourbonnais is one of the few hunting dogs bred without a long tail.
The Braque du Bourbonnais is bred specifically for the hunt and makes a great companion for anyone desiring a hunting dog. They are classified as “gun dogs”. The traits that make them excellent hunters will also make them excellent pets. Expect a great deal of loyalty and love from these dogs. They are bred to follow a hunter thus, if you treat them right, they will follow you!
They will also be protective, and should keep you, your family, and your home safe from invaders. Like most dogs, they may need a little socialization at first. Other pets should not be a problem, but make sure you give them ample time to get used to each other. These are very energetic dogs and love to play; be sure to put time in your schedule to allow the dog to exercise. If you have children, you are even better off allowing the kids to play with the dog who will no doubt provide it with the exercise it needs.
The Braque du Bourbonnais is a very distinct breed of dog. They have very short hair that tends to be a little less than cuddly, leaning more towards rough. They can come in any color, although they are usually white with brown or orange spots. They stand about two feet tall and typically weigh about 50 pounds or so. They have very distinct tails as well.
The tail on this breed of dog is either nonexistent or very short. Either way, you will have a dog without much of a tail!
The Braque du Bourbonnais was bred from French Braque dogs and it receives its name from its province of origin, Bourbon, France.