Braque de Burgos

Other name: Perdiguero de Burgos

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The Braque de Burgos is a large and rather heavy hunting dog.



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Hair type Short
Origin Spain
Template Big
Head shape Long
Weight and size
Sex Weight Cut
Female From 23 kg to 32 kg From 59 cm to 64 cm
Male From 23 kg to 32 kg From 62 cm to 67 cm
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History of the breed

the   Braque de Burgos   is a dog of very ancient origin . The breed originated in Spain , where it made its mark at the start of the 17th century . Probably descended from native races of Burgos, it would have served as the basis for the development of many other races of pointer in Europe. The Braque de Burgos found itself on the verge of extinction during the 1930s and 1940s, mainly due to the Spanish Civil War and WWII.

Fortunately, passionate breeders such as Don Manuel Izquierdo and Don Geardo Sardonil have gone out of their way to preserve the breed by producing quality litters. Even if nowadays, the number of births remains quite low. the Braque de Burgos remains relatively uncommon outside its country of origin . The breed was definitively recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) on November 12, 1954.

Physical features

His hair: short, smooth, tight, moderately thick.
Its color: white and liver for the base, mixing irregularly to form dresses of various combinations (speckled with liver, graying liver, speckled with liver, etc.).
His head: big and strong. The skull is well developed, broad, strong and rounded, the stop slightly marked and gently sloping, the muzzle solid and forming, with the skull, a moderate rectangle. The nostrils are wide open and the lips drooping, but not flabby.
His ears: triangular in shape, long, hanging down and soft and soft in texture.
Her eyes: almond-shaped, medium in size, nutty in color with a gentle, even somewhat sad expression.
His body: writable in a square, powerful and agile. The neck is strong and broad, the withers well defined, the back powerful and muscular, the croup solid. The chest is broad and well let down.
Its tail: attached moderately high and thick at its base.

Behavior and character

Barks / howls

Behavior with others

Cohabitation with children
Sociable with other animals
Love strangers

the   Braque de Burgos   is a dog with a balanced temperament . As a companion, he is rather calm, composed and pleasant . Hunting, his favorite area, he is a very good pointer : the Braque de Burgos is predestined for a variety of feathered and feathered game . Calm, confident and intelligent , he can evolve on any type of terrain. He can also be very comfortable as a report dog.

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Intelligent and rather docile , the Braque de Burgos   is not a particularly complicated dog to manage and train. A minimum of firmness and softness make it an excellent hunting and life companion. As with any hunting dog, learning to recall is necessary.

Living conditions

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

the   Braque de Burgos   is above all a hunting dog who requires activity and availability from his master. Not very inclined to live in an apartment, it can however adapt to an urban lifestyle if it has a large fenced garden and enjoys long daily walks.



Ease of gaining weight

Robust and rustic, the   Braque de Burgos   is a dog who asserts his resistance and his good health . On the other hand, the breed is predisposed to certain diseases, mainly of a dermatological nature: demodectic mange or vitiligo.

Hypoallergenic breed


Litter size

Between 5 and 10 puppies

To protect yourself from these risks and insure your companion in the event of health problems, Woopets recommends a Braque de Burgos dog insurance .

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Life expectancy

Minimum: 12 years old

Maximum: 14 years

The life expectancy of a Braque de Burgos is, on average, between 12 and 14 years.

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Maintenance and hygiene

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

the   Braque de Burgos   is fairly simple to maintain . It only requires regular brushing to maintain the cleanliness of its hair and skin.

It is recommended to brush the dog once a week and to systematically inspect the inside of his ears after each outing.

Price and budget

Purchase price

Max € 500
1000 €

The purchase price of a Braque de Burgos is between 500 € and 1000 €.

Annual maintenance cost


The annual maintenance cost of a Braque de Burgos is between NC and NC.

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Physical activity

Energy level
Potential to play

The Braque de Burgos needs a lot of exercise to get active. It is a hunting dog which is cut to walk for long and great distances , ideally in the middle of nature. He therefore needs frequent and long daily outings .


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FCI Information



FCI Group

Group 7: Pointing dogs

Recognized by FCI

Since 1954


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