The Braque d’Auvergne is a dog with a harmonious silhouette and light gaits that give it great elegance.
History of the breed
As its name indicates, the Braque d’Auvergne originates from the region of the volcanic massif of Cantal. It is, indeed, in Auvergne that the breed as we know it today was developed and stabilized. Found for more than 200 years in this part of France, the Braque d’Auvergne is the result of important selections through which the hunting qualities have been particularly emphasized. The Braque d’Auvergne breed was definitively recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) on June 30, 1955.
Its coat : short and shiny
Its color: black to white speckled or gray.
Its head : long and proportionate to the size. The arch of the eyebrows is well pronounced and the stop is moderately marked.
Ears : supple, of slightly silky texture, with slightly rounded tips and set back.
His eyes : fairly large, oval in shape, dark hazel colored, showing an expressive and friendly look.
Its body : harmoniously built. The neck is rather long as long as the head. The topline is straight, the withers marked, the back narrow. The chest is long and well let down.
Tail : rather high set on, carried horizontally, relatively thick, reaching the point of the hock without going beyond.
As with any hunting dog, it is necessary to teach the Braque d’Auvergne to recall as soon as possible. It is not more difficult to train than other dogs of its category. A good balance between firmness and gentleness is enough to make him a pleasant companion for life and hunting. This dog is full of natural qualities that only need to be developed through intelligent training.
The Braque d’Auvergne is made to live in a house with a large fenced garden, ideally in a rural environment. He can live in an urban environment if he is sufficiently walked every day.
The Braque d’Auvergne is robust and rather resistant. It does not pose big problems on the health side, except for a predisposition to certain diseases, mainly dermatological, notably demodecique mange (infestation of the hair follicles by a microscopic mite called Demodex canis). Like many dogs of its size, it can also be subject to stomach torsion. Before and after each meal, he must observe a rest period