Country of OriginFrance
Nicknames and Other NamesFrench Pointing Dog
Scientific NameCanis lupus familiaris
Breed TypePurebred
GroupPointing Dog
Bred ForHunting, Retrieving
Recognized ByFCI, UKC, CKC
Life Span11-14 Years
Ideal WeightMale: 52.5 Pounds
Female: 47.5 pounds
Ideal HeightMale: 24 Inches
Female: 22 Inches
Fur TypeThick and Short
Common ColorsChestnut Brown, White speckled with brown
MarkingsWhite and Brown Markings
AvailabilityRarely Available
Suitable for ApartmentsNo
Used in World WarNo
Most Similar ToBraque Francais Pyrenees

The Braque Francais Gascogne, which is very similar to the Braque Francais Pyrenees is a retriever. It is a very loving and mellow natured dog that makes a great family companion despite their hunting background.

Braque Francais Gascogne is a medium-sized dog breed that is not at all suited for apartment life. They need an active family who is involved in hunting.

Origin and History

The Braque Francais Gascogne was originated in the Southern area of France. It was bred as a working dog and more specifically as a hunting dog that points and retrieves birds.

The Braque Francais Pyrenees and Braque Francais Gascogne were recognized as one breed and were separated as two in the mid 19th century. The Gascogne is larger than the Pyrenees and has a shorter head while the Pyrenees have a broader head, which are the distinct features of the breeds.

The UKC, FCI, and CKC have recognized the Braque Francais Gascogne hunting dog.

Temperament, Behavior, and Personality

Temperament: The temperament of the Braque Francais Gascogne is docile, loyal, and active. They are a very energetic dog breed that needs an equally active family. They are also protective of their people and are very alert to the activities going in the surrounding. Therefore, they can be trusted to look after your house and family as they make an excellent watchdog.

Behavior: Braque Francais Gascogne needs a good amount of regular exercise and should be engaged in some kind of work. They are very eager to please their owners and loves spending time with them. So, if they are left alone for a long period of time, they can face separation anxiety.

Braque Francais Gascogne with its owner
Braque Francais Gascogne with its owner.
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Personality: The personality of the Braque Francais Gascogne is obedient, affectionate, and devoted. They are a great choice for a family looking for an obedient and loyal dog breed with hunting skills. They also do well with other pets in the house but small pets are not recommended as their hunting instincts might hit.


Braque Francais Gascogne is a dog that is very eager to please its people which makes training quite easy. Although they need a confident owner who can train them with strong leadership and consistency. Used positive methods for training by rewarding them with delicious treats and lots of vocal praises. This will motivate and encourage them to be focused on the training.

Is Braque Francais Gascogne Child-Friendly?

Braque Francais Gascogne is a very friendly dog that gets along will all human beings including children. They are not aggressive or timid around children if they are properly trained from a small age. Although supervision is always necessary whenever your dog and kids are interacting to avoid any kind of accidents.

Braque Francais Gascogne with a girl
Braque Francais Gascogne with a girl.
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  • Braque Francais Gascogne has not yet been recognized by the American Kennel Club.
  • It is considered a rare breed which number is low all around the world.

Health Issues

General HealthHealthy
Common Health IssuesHip Dysplasia, Entropion,
Pulmonic Stenosis, Ectropion
Vaccination RequiredRabies, Canine Coronavirus, Kennel Cough,
Canine Parvovirus, Canine Parainfluenza, Leptospirosis, Canine Distemper
SheddingModerate Shedder
DroolingLow Drooler
GroomingMinimal Grooming Required
Weight Gain PotentialLow to Average
Separation AnxietyHigh Chance
Diets and SupplementsProtein: 25%
Fat: 8-10%
Milk Thistle

Braque Francais Gascogne can face the following canine health problem during their life.

  • Hip Dysplasia: It is a condition where the hip bones of the dog are underdeveloped or dislocated from its original place. It causes lameness and as it gets worse, your dog will not be able to move from one place to another. So, take it to a vet for a check-up.
  • Patellar Luxation: It is a condition where the kneecap of your dog is dislocated from its original place. Your dog will face mild pain in the knee area and if not treated soon, it will be severe.


The Braque Francais Gascogne comes in the following colors and marking:

  • White
  • Tan Markings
  • White and Chestnut mixed


Braque Francais Gascogne puppy playing ball
Braque Francais Gascogne puppy playing ball.
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Cost: The average cost of the Braque Francais Gascogne puppies is between $600-$1200 USD.


Height: The average height of the Braque Francais Gascogne is between 22-27 inches.

Weight: The average weight of the Braque Francais Gascogne is between 35 to 80 pounds.

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