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Braque D’Auvergne

The Braque D’Auvergne is a substantial pointer type, strong with a large head and long ears, giving the impression of a dependable and workmanlike hunter. The smooth short coat is dense and provides good protection from thorny undergrowth.

12 – 15 years
22 – 28kg
53 – 63cm
Coats come in just one colour combination, black and white, a solid black head and ears, and black spotting and ticking across the body and legs
UK Kennel Club Groups
Gundog (Import Register)
The need-to-know
  • Dogs suitable for experienced owners
  • Extra training required
  • Generally healthy breed
  • Enjoys vigorous walks
  • Enjoys more than two hours of walking a day
  • Large dog
  • Some drool
  • Requires grooming once a week
  • Chatty and vocal dog
  • Barks and alerts to visitors/anything unusual
  • Generally friendly with other dogs
  • May need additional training to live with other pets
  • Great family dog
  • Needs a large garden
  • Best suited to countryside
  • Can be left occasionally with training
Generally healthy breed

The Braque D’Auvergne is generally a hardy breed with no widely recognised breed specific health problems


Sensitive and intelligent, the Braque D’Auvergne is slow to mature and needs patient owners who understand a gundog’s desire to follow scent, carry things in their mouth and be with their owners. The D’Auvergne will work hard for an owner who motivates and engages with their dog, but it takes some time to build that relationship. The puppies are giddy and bouncy for quite some time, despite their size!

Vet Rating

History and Origins

Ideal Owner

Exercise Needs

Space Requirements

Nutrition and Feeding

Grooming Braque D’Auvergne

Training Braque D’Auvergne Dogs

Suitability for Family Life

Did You Know?

  • Although the Braque D’Auvergne only comes in black and white, there are two types seen. The first, (and most common) is a white dog with a black head and ears, and black ticking across the body, legs and tail. The second and far rarer type is the ‘Charbonne’ – that is, a black dog, with white ticking across the body, legs and tail. Both meet the French breed standard and as the saying goes, ‘a good dog is never a bad colour’.


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