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Braque du Bourbonnais

Bourbonnais Pointer, Bourbonnais Pointing Dog


Rounded in every direction, with lateral sides rounded, with parietal bones and zygomatic arches well developed. The axes of the skull and muzzle are parallel, or slightly divergent towards the front. In the past called "short-tail pointer", the braque du Bourbonnais is sometimes born with a short tail (brachyury) or no tail at all (anury). The gene responsible for this characteristic has been identified as being the same as the Brittany Spaniel one, of autosomal dominant type.

The Braque du Bourbonnais is a calm, affectionate family companion. When hunting they are full of passion, cautious, balanced, cooperative and intelligent. They have a remarkable ease of adaptation to the most varied terrains and game. This intense pointing dog has an ability to train easily and quickly. They are people-oriented and not happy if isolated from the family. They need human leadership. Owners must be firm, confident and consistent with the rules. When exercised sufficiently, at least once a day, they make a very agreeable family companion. The Braque du Bourbonnais typically gets along with all other canines.

Size Medium
Height Male: 20–22 inches (51–57 cm)Female: 19–22 inches (48–55 cm)
Weight Males: 39.5-55 pounds (18-25 kg)Females: 35-48.5 pounds (16-22 kg)
Lifespan 13-15 years
Colors Brown Fawn Spotted White
Origin France
Classification Purebred
Good Lapcat
Good In Apartments

The Braque du Bourbonnais is not recommended for apartment life. This breed does best with a large yard and hunting family. These dogs need daily exercise. Due to this breed being people-oriented, they prefer to reside in the home with its owner and family, rather than be kenneled outside.

Good With Children

Good with Kids: This is a suitable breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them.

Good With Dogs

Good With Cats

Exercise Needs

Daily exercise is important, which includes a long daily walk, where the dog is made to heel beside or behind the human. Never in front, as in the dog's mind, pack leader goes first. This breed is bred to hunt, so it prefers an active outdoor life. Without family companionship and daily exercise, it can become destructive or depressed.


Moderately Easy Training: Due to their high intelligence, the Braque du Bourbonnais are an easily trained animal and they learn quickly.



Grooming Requirements

The Braque du Bourbonnais do not require a lot of grooming. They need to keep their nails trimmed and their coat bathed when necessary. They shed minimally.


Moderate Shedding: Routine brushing will help. Be prepared to vacuum often!



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