French Braque

Other names: French Braque Pyrenees type, French Braque Gascogne type, French Pointing Dog

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The French Braque is a pointing dog according to the Fédération Cynologique Internationale. Above all, he is an excellent companion dog. He has all the qualities required to please his adoptive family. He is very sociable and shows unfailing gentleness and sensitivity. He is athletic, enduring, rarely ill and educates very easily. There are 2 types in this breed: the French Braque of the Gascony type, which is large, and the French Braque of the Pyrenees type, smaller.



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Hair type Short
Origin France
Template Big
Head shape Long
Weight and size
Sex Weight Cut
Female From 24 kg to 32 kg From 47 cm to 68 cm
Male From 25 kg to 35 kg From 47 cm to 69 cm
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History of the breed

For a certain period, the French Braque was neglected by breeders, who preferred pointers from Great Britain or Germany. Fans of the breed have strived to preserve and improve it, supporting its qualities in hunting action to bring its performance closer to that of other pointers.

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Physical features

His hair: thick and dense. Thinner at the head and ears.
Its color: one- tone (brown), two-tone (brown and white), two-tone speckled or brown with tawny markings above the eyes, on the lips and limbs.
His head: large and long, without being heavy. The skull is almost flat, even slightly domed. The break in the nose is not drowned out, but not accentuated either. The nose is large, brown and the nostrils are wide open. The lips are descended and their corners rather wrinkled.
His ears: moderately long, set at eye level, slightly folded and rounded at their end.
His eyes: wide open, well embedded in the orbit, displaying a frank gaze.
Its body: the back is broad, straight and well supported, the kidney short, muscular and slightly harped, the croup slightly oblique, the chest wide in front and long in profile, the belly is not raised and the sides are flat.
Its tail: well carried, generally shortened.

Behavior and character

Barks / howls

Behavior with others

Cohabitation with children
Sociable with other animals
Love strangers

The French Braque is an alert, active, attentive, intelligent and obedient dog. Very attached to his master, loyal, gentle and affectionate , he is both an excellent pointing dog and a daily companion of choice. He gets along very well with children. He wants to be helpful and can do an important job, since he is initially made for it.

He knows how to play with children and be delicate. He appreciates the presence of congeners or other animals. Finally, he likes to go out , to walk just like to stay next to his master, to be caressed. A wise choice.

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The French Braque is one of the easiest dogs to train thanks to its attentive character and its natural gentleness, associated with its permanent desire to please its master. Excessive reprimands should be avoided in this rather sensitive dog. Its socialization should be carried out from an early age. Indeed, he must understand what his master expects from him so that he does so without batting an eyelid.

The French Braque is educated with disconcerting ease provided it is done correctly. Indeed, he must understand what his master expects from him so that he does so without batting an eyelid. The French Braque is educated with disconcerting ease provided it is done correctly.

Living conditions

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

The French Braque is above all a dog appreciating the vast expanses in which it can move freely. He is able to cover a lot of ground in a very short time. The French Braque does not appreciate solitude at all . He needs to constantly feel the presence of his master or a member of his adoptive family. So, whether in an apartment or in a house with a garden, it is important not to leave it to itself, otherwise it will perish.


Ease of gaining weight

The French Braque is a rather robust dog with solid health. On the other hand, the breed presents predispositions to certain diseases: torsion and dilation of the stomach . These conditions should therefore be monitored and detected as early as possible.

Hypoallergenic breed


Litter size

Between 4 and 12 puppies

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

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Life expectancy

Minimum: 12 years old

Maximum: 14 years

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

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Maintenance and hygiene

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

The French Braque is a dog that requires very little maintenance . However, this should not be neglected so as not to affect the health of her dress and her skin, among others.

It is recommended to brush the dog every week to preserve the beauty and the health of his coat, while avoiding the deposits of vegetation, dust and other dirt accumulated during the outings. Like many dogs, it is advisable to regularly check the condition of its ears and eyes.

Price and budget

Purchase price

700 €
1200 €

The purchase price of a French Braque is between 700 € and 1200 €.

Annual maintenance cost

€ 1,400
1500 €

The annual maintenance cost of a French Braque is between € 1,400 and € 1,500.

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The French Braque is to be fed once a day. The French Braque’s diet is based on human food . It is therefore recommended to give it raw meat, starchy foods such as rice or pasta as well as fresh vegetables . Because of the risks of torsion of the stomach , its ration should preferably be given in the evening, without physical exercise before and after.

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Physical activity

Energy level
Potential to play

The life of the French Braque must be punctuated by many daily outings . They can take the form of country walks, city walks or more sporty outings such as jogging or cycling . A great athlete , he needs to exert himself without counting for his well-being. The French Braque needs a lot of exercise to get active. It is a dog naturally keen on activity and therefore cannot be satisfied with a simple daily walk. Several outings per day are recommended.


Classifications & Standards
(FCI) Fédération Cynologique Internationale


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