Braque Saint-Germain

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The Braque Saint-Germain is a braccoid-type, medium-sized hunting dog. Built for endurance, it is characterized by a developed and lean musculature. The Braque Saint-Germain is also recognizable by its fawn and white coat and its supple and regular gallop.



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Hair type Short
Origin France
Template Average
Head shape Long
Weight and size
Sex Weight Cut
Female From 18 kg to 26 kg From 54 cm to 59 cm
Male From 18 kg to 26 kg From 56 cm to 62 cm
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History of the breed

The creation of the Braque Saint-Germain breed dates back to the 1830s . At that time, pointers and pointers were crossed in the royal kennels of Compiègne and Saint-Germain-en-Laye . It is also from this last town that the breed takes its name . It enjoyed great popularity with hunters until around the turn of the last century. The breed club was also founded in March 1913. The Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) recognized the Braque Saint-Germain breed definitively on December 16, 1954. This dog remains relatively uncommon nowadays , since there are only a few dozen births per year.

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Physical features

His hair: short, without being too thin.
Its color: matt white associated with tawny spots. The ears are also tawny.
His head: The skull is slightly domed, in the shape of an ogive at the back. The occiput is rather prominent, the stop is only slightly accentuated. The nose is large and the nostrils well open.
His ears: moderately long, rounded at their end.
His eyes: quite large, golden in color, wide open, displaying a look full of sweetness.
His body: midline. The neck is muscular and rather long, the back is horizontal, the croup moderately sloping, the chest long and broad.
Its tail: fairly low set, not exceeding the point of the hock, thick at its base, ending in a point and carried horizontally when the dog is in action.

Behavior and character

Barks / howls

Behavior with others

Cohabitation with children
Sociable with other animals
Love strangers

the   Braque Saint-Germain is a sensitive , affectionate and sociable dog. He is very attached to his master and his family . But above all, he is a hunting dog with a natural gift for stopping and retrieving . In hunting, he is passionate, determined and enduring, adapting to all terrains, as well as to a variety of game birds (pheasant, woodcock, partridge) and hair.

the Braque Saint-Germain See very badly the manifestations of brutality towards him. His education must therefore be assured with gentleness and patience . A small dose of firmness and an early learning of the recall can complete it to make a well balanced dog.

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Living conditions

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

the   Braque Saint-Germain   is more at ease in the country than in the city. It can nevertheless adapt to an urban way of life if it has sufficient opportunity to walk and get some fresh air.


Ease of gaining weight

the   Braque Saint-Germain   enjoys good overall health, as long as he receives proper care and nutrition. Dog of robust constitution, it can nevertheless suffer from diseases or dermatological abnormalities.

Hypoallergenic breed


Litter size


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Life expectancy

The life expectancy of a Braque Saint-Germain is, on average, less than 0 years.

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Maintenance and hygiene

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

the   Braque Saint-Germain is an extremely easy dog to maintain. His short coat only requires basic care, but it should be done regularly and without neglect.

the   Braque Saint-Germain   being a hunter at heart , he cannot limit himself to simple and short outings. He needs long walks , ideally in the middle of nature, to exercise and express his hunting instincts.

It is recommended to brush the dog once or twice a week to ensure the cleanliness and beauty of his coat. Brushing also helps to examine and take care of your skin. His ears are also to be cleaned regularly, especially after outings.

Price and budget

Purchase price

€ 600
900 €

The purchase price of a Braque Saint-Germain is between € 600 and € 900.

Annual maintenance cost


The annual maintenance cost of a Braque Saint-Germain is between NC and NC.

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Physical activity

Energy level
Potential to play


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