|Country of Origin||France|
|Nicknames and Other Names||Braque Francais, de Petite Taille |
French Pointing Dog- Pyrenean Type,
|Scientific Name||Canis lupus familiaris|
|Breed Type||Pointer dog (gun dog)|
|Bred For||Pointing, Hunting, Retrieving|
|Recognized By||AKC, CKC, UKC, FCI|
|Life Span||12-16 years|
|Ideal Weight||35-55 pounds (male and female)|
|Ideal Height||Male: 19-22 inches|
Female: 19-23 inches
|Fur Type||Short and dense|
|Common Colors||White and Chestnut, Chestnut|
|Markings||Roan, Ticked, Tan points|
|Suitable for Apartments||Moderately suitable|
|Used in World War||No|
|Most Similar To||Braque Francais Gascogne|
The hunting dog Braque
Although they are known to be wonderful companions and family pets, they are better suited to a family who is familiar with the needs of an intelligent, active dog. They need a lot of daily physical exercise to be truly happy.
The Braque Francais Pyrenean breed was originated in the south of France. This breed is very similar to Braque Francais Gascogne and until the mid of 19th century, they both were considered one. They were spilled into two distinct breeds. The Gascogne was considered to be the large breed with a thick coat and squarer muzzle and the Pyrenean considered to be the smaller one with finer coat and more mottled brown in its coloring.
The Braque Francais Pyrenean was known to be smaller, agile and capable of hunting in the high mountainous terrains. They are considered to be a rare breed and not many of them are found outside of France.
The Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) and North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association (NAVHDA) were the first clubs to recognize the Braque Francais Pyrenean outside of Europe.
The United Kennel Club (UKC) was next to recognize the Braque Francais Pyrenean.
Are They Child-Friendly?
But as an instruction, any interaction between kids and dog must always be supervised by an adult to make sure that playtime does not get too boisterous which could end up with someone getting scared or hurt.
, Temperament and Personality
With very active, energetic and inquisitive temperament these hunting dogs are considered as very hard-working dog breeds. They have a huge amount of stamina to boast, very happy if kept busy by their owner.
They are very affectionate and kind natured dogs and tend to form a strong bond with their owner and the person with whom they spend most of their time.
They have an amazing sense of smell, it means when you are out with him he can easily pick up an interesting scent, therefore, it is extremely important for you to teach them a strong “recall” command so they come back when they are called no matter how interesting the scent would be.
The Braque Francais Pyrenean is known to be quick learners and they enjoy every attention they are given during their training session. Being such an active and intelligent dogs they require the right amount of daily physical exercise and stimulation for them to maintain their all-rounder and obedient characters.
They may not be the best choice for first-time owners, as to train and handle them they need someone who is familiar with such a hardworking breed.
Some interesting facts about Braque:
- Braque Francais Pyrenean breed is known as the Bleu d’Auvergne in their native France.
- The Braque is often mistaken for being a German Shorthair, but in fact, they are thought to be the ancestor of the GS.
- The Braque Francais Pyrenean is not an ideal watchdog since he is not overly territorial and loves to meet new people.
|Common Health Issues||Hip Dysplasia, Entropion, Pulmonic Stenosis,|
Ectropion, Cherry Eyes, Patellar Luxation
|Vaccination Required||Canine Parainfluenza, Kennel Cough, |
Rabies, Canine Distemper,
Canine Parvovirus, Leptospirosis,
|Grooming||Easy and Minimal Required|
|Weight Gain Potential||Low to Average|
|Separation Anxiety||High Chance|
|Diets and Supplements||Protein: 25%-30%|
Like so many other breeds, the Braque is known to suffer from some hereditary health issues, such as:
- Hip dysplasia – dogs should be hip scored through the Animal Health
- Trust (AHT)
- Joint problems
- Patellar luxation
- Aortic stenosis
- Cherry eye
Coat Color Of Braque
The Braque are medium-large sized dogs with long legs and long deop ears. Their coat is short and often seen in colors, such as:
- Chestnut brow
- White Speckled with brown.
If you are owning a Braque puppy than you need make sure that you are following the vaccination schedule in the the timely manner.
Before owning a Braque puppy, its essential for your homes and gardens to be puppy-proofed well in advance before their arrival.
Braque puppies are very sensitive to noise, so it is important to keep the noise level down when a Braque puppy arrives in a home. It would be better for your puppy if you keep TVs and music sounds low as much as possible. Or it may end-up your small puppy being withdrawn, timid, shy
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