General Information

Dog NameBraque du Bourbonnais
Other NamesBourbonnais Pointing Dog
Scientific NameCanis lupus familiaris
Breed TypePointing Dog
GroupGun Dog
Country of OriginFrance

Physical And Size

Min Life Span10
Max Life Span12
Min Ideal Weight for male18
Max Ideal Weight for male22
Min Ideal Weight for female15
Max Ideal Weight for male22


Intelligent Rank
Affection Level
Social Needs
Watchdog Ability


TemperamentGentle, Affectionate, Versatile
Prey DriveYes
Fighting DogNo


Stranger FriendlyHigh
Child FriendlyHigh
Cat FriendlyMedium
Apartment FriendlyLow
Senior Citizens FriendlyLow
Service DogLow
Search and Rescue DogLow
Biting PotentialLow
Country of OriginFrance
Nicknames and Other NamesBourbonnais Pointing Dog,
Bourbonnais Pointer, French Pointing Dog
Scientific NameCanis lupus familiaris
Breed TypePointing Dog
GroupGun Dog
Bred ForPointing, retrieving and tracking game
Recognized ByAKC, UCK, FCI
Life Span10-12 years
Ideal Weight35-53 pounds (male and female)
Ideal HeightMale: 20-22 inches
Female: 19-22 inches
Fur TypeShort and dense
Common ColorsFawn, Chestnut
AvailabilityModerately available
Suitable for ApartmentsModerately suitable
Used in World WarNo
Most Similar ToBracco Italiano

The Braque Du Bourbonnais is an ancient breed, well-known as a gundog in his native Bourbonnais region of France. This dog was bred to use as pointer specialist, skilled tracker, and flusher.

This attractive looking dogs are very calm and affectionate family member. They are often noticed for their unique look. The coat of this breed is short and tight which makes them slimmer and more handsome. Their rustic skin makes them look different.


These unique looking dogs is known to be one of the oldest of all pointing breeds. Their exact origin is still unknown because his existence dates back to before written records were kept for dog breeding. But everyone agrees that the breed was developed in Bourbonnais, a historic province located in central France.

The Braque du Bourbonnais dog has been in existence since before 1598 when he began appearing in French literature and art.

The Braque du Bourbonnais, because of its unique look started gaining popularity by the beginning of world war I. But by the end of world war II, they were nearly extinct because of the lack of breeding activities during the war. The Stringent breeding practices saved the number of remaining Braque Du Bourbonnais.

Are They Child-Friendly?

The Barque du Bourbonnais are easy-going with children. Puppies of those dog breeds are rambunctious and overwhelm young children if untrained. Most of them are very tolerant of children and often get attached to them.

If you adopt a Braque du Bourbonnais pup soon after their birth, then you can adjust it at home with children.

Braque Du Bourbonnais are child friendly
Braque Du Bourbonnais Being Hugged By Boy
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Behavior, Temperament, and personality

The Barque du Bourbonnais is an excellent hunter with calm, affectionate, polite and co operative temperament. These dogs are nature lovers and generally prefer to stay external than in homes.

They are passionate about searching out the game. Being a gundog, he has a typical working dog temperament. Dogs of these breeds love to be around its owners and will follow them anywhere they go. Leaving them alone would not be a good idea, because it can result in a destructive Barque du Bourbonnais.

Like other breeds Braque du Bourbonnais don’t need be socialize from their early age onwards, they are generally acceptable of everyone, even strangers. He is easy going with other dogs and pets, but need be supervise with small pets such as rabbits and cat.


Braque du Bourbonnais dog has the ability to train easily and quickly. They feel more exciting with humans, especially if they are getting trained under their leadership.

Being an intelligent breed they respond well to training, you don’t need to motivate them for training, they are ever ready for their training.


Barque du Bourbonnais facts for kids:

  • Braque du Bourbonnais are highly energetic dogs with intelligence.
  • They are very cooperative, courageous and supportive.
  • They have a very protective habit.
  • They feel restless in apartment life.
  • Braque du Bourbonnaisave several other names like Bourbonnais Pointer, French Pointing Dog, Braques Francaises, Braque Bourbonnais, Bourbonnais Pointing Dog and French Pointer.


General HealthHealthy
Common Health IssuesHip Dysplasia, Eye Infection, Ear Infection,
Hypothyroidism, Skin Allergies, Heart Disease
Vaccination RequiredRabies, Canine Distemper, Kennel Cough,
Canine Parainfluenza, Canine Parvovirus,
Leptospirosis, Canine Coronavirus
SheddingModerate Shedding
DroolingModerate to High Drooler
GroomingEasy and low grooming required
Weight Gain PotentialAverage
Separation AnxietyModerate to High Chance
AllergiesSkin allergies
Diets and SupplementsProtein: 28%
Fat: 7%

Some possible health problems that may be seen in Braque du Bronbonnais are:

  • Ectropion or Entropion
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Pulmonic Stenosis of the Heart
  • Ears and eyes infections
  • Skin disorder etc.

Color & Pattern

This unique looking dogs are found only in two color pattern:

  • Brown ticked
  • Fawn ticked


According to doctors, the Braque du Bourbonnais is naturally capable of giving birth up to 3 to 8 puppies.

Braque Du Bourbonnais Puppy Are Very Loyal
Braque Du Bourbonnais Puppy
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If you adopt a Barque du Bourbonnais puppy, then you have to set a budget of $900 – $1200 USD.

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