Braque d’Auvergne

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The Braque d’Auvergne is a dog with a harmonious silhouette and light gait which gives it great elegance.

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Hair type Short
Origin France
Template Big
Head shape Long
Weight and size
Sex Weight Cut
Female From 17 kg to 25 kg From 53 cm to 59 cm
Male From 26 kg to 30 kg From 57 cm to 63 cm
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History of the breed

As its name suggests, the Braque d’Auvergne comes from the region of the Cantal volcanic massif . It is, in fact, in Auvergne that the breed as we know it today was developed and stabilized. Found for more than 200 years in this corner of France, the Braque d’Auvergne is the fruit of important selections through which hunting qualities have been particularly highlighted. The Braque d’Auvergne breed was definitively recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) on June 30, 1955.

Braque d’Auvergne Pictures

Photo of Heidy du Ruisseau de Montbrun, Braque d'AuvergnePhoto of Julie, Braque d'AuvergnePhoto of Vicky, Braque d'AuvergnePhoto of Droopy, Braque d'AuvergnePhoto of Iangha Du Ruisseau de Montbrun, Braque d'AuvergnePhoto of Gypsie, Braque d'Auvergne

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Physical features

His hair: short and shiny
Its color: black to white speckled or graying.
His head: long and proportionate to the size. The brow bone is well pronounced and the stop moderately marked.
His ears: supple, slightly silky in texture, at the slightly rounded end and set behind.
His eyes: fairly large, oval in shape, dark hazelnut color, displaying an expressive and friendly look.
His body: harmoniously built. The neck is rather long as long as the head. The top line is straight, the withers marked, the back narrow. The chest is long and well let down.
Its tail: rather high set, carried horizontally, relatively thick, reaching the point of the hock without going beyond.

Behavior and character

Affectionate
Calm
Protective
Independent
Hunter
Barks / howls

Behavior with others

Cohabitation with children
Sociable with other animals
Love strangers

If most hunting dogs are known to be less affectionate and docile than others, the Braque d’Auvergne is clearly one of the exceptions. This dog is distinguished, in fact, by his tenderness , his great attachment to his masters and his family, as well as his obedience . He gets along rather well with children , his congeners and other animals in general. The Braque d’Auvergne also and above all emphasizes its qualities as a pointing dog . When hunting, it flaunts its highly developed sense of smell and its remarkable endurance, since it is able to cover very great distances.

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Education

Clever
Obedient

As with any hunting dog, it is necessary to learn the recall as early as possible in Braque d’Auvergne. It is not more difficult to train than other dogs in its class . A good balance between firmness and softness is enough to make it a pleasant living and hunting companion. This dog is full of natural qualities just waiting to be developed through intelligent training.

Living conditions

Suitable for apartment living
Good for new masters
Love it hot
Love the cold

Le Braque d’Auvergne is made to live in a house with a large fenced garden , ideally in a rural setting. It can adapt to an urban lifestyle if it is walked enough on a daily basis.

Health

Solid
Ease of gaining weight

The Braque d’Auvergne is robust and rather resistant. It does not pose major health problems , apart from predispositions to certain diseases mainly of a dermatological nature, in particular demodectic mange (infestation of the hair follicles by a microscopic mite called Demodex canis). He, like many dogs of his size, can also be prone to stomach twists . Before and after each meal, he must observe a period of rest

Hypoallergenic breed

No

Litter size

Between 3 and 10 puppies

To protect you from these risks and insure your companion in the event of health problems, Woopets recommends insurance for Braque d’Auvergne dogs .

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Life expectancy

Minimum: 10 years

Maximum: 13 years

The life expectancy of a Braque d’Auvergne is, on average, between 10 years and 13 years.

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Maintenance and hygiene

Ease of maintenance
Cost of maintenance
Hair loss
Drool level
Ease of grooming

The Braque d’Auvergne is a dog that requires very little maintenance . This mainly involves brushing him regularly and inspecting and cleaning his ears.

It is recommended to brush the dog weekly to maintain the health and beauty of his coat. His ears should be kept clean to avoid possible inflammation or infection.

Price and budget

Purchase price

Mini
€ 600
Maxi
900 €

The purchase price of a Braque d’Auvergne is between € 600 and € 900.

Annual maintenance cost

Mini
1250 €
Maxi
€ 1350

The annual maintenance cost of a Braque d’Auvergne is between € 1,250 and € 1,350.

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Physical activity

Athletic
Energy level
Potential to play

The Braque d’Auvergne needs to stay active for his physical and mental balance. He therefore needs long and frequent walks, ideally in the forest or in the countryside, to satisfy him in this regard.

Competitions

Classifications & Standards
(FCI) Fédération Cynologique Internationale
(UKC) United Kennel Club

Others

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Calm

FCI Information

FCI No.

180

FCI Group

Group 7: Pointing dogs

Recognized by FCI

Since 1955

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