Braque d'Auvergne Information & Dog Breed Facts
Collection of all the general dog breed info about Braque d'Auvergne so you can get to know the breed more.
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Other Names |
What other names does the Braque d'Auvergne have?
|Bleu d'AuvergneBraque FrancaisAuvergne Pointer|
Breed Type |
What type of dog breed is it?
Is a Braque d'Auvergne small, medium or large dog?
How big do Braque d'Auvergne get?
What is the average size of a Braque d'Auvergne?
How much does the Braque d'Auvergne weigh? How much should a Braque d'Auvergne weight? What is the normal weight of a Braque d'Auvergne? How much does a full-grown Braque d'Auvergne weight?
|Male: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg), Female: 40-55 pounds (18-25 kg)|
Average Weight |
What is the average weight of a Braque d'Auvergne?
|Male: 52.5 pounds (20-27 kg), Female: 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg)|
How tall is the Braque d'Auvergne? Braque d'Auvergne height:
|Male: 22-26 inches (56-66 cm), Female: 20-24 inches (51-61 cm)|
Average Height |
What is the average height of a Braque d'Auvergne?
|Male: 24 inches (61 cm), Female: 22 inches (56 cm)|
How much does the Braque d'Auvergne puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of a Braque d'Auvergne in the United States? How much money is a Braque d'Auvergne?
Where to buy a Braque d'Auvergne with a good pedigree?
If you choose to purchase the Braque d'Auvergne, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Braque d'Auvergne for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Braque d'Auvergne gets to a happy place.
How easy is it to get a Braque d'Auvergne? How many Braque d'Auvergne are there in the world?
Rare: You may rarely see each other in everyday life, but you might catch a glimpse of each other at dog shows.
There are very few of them, and there have been times when they have almost drifted to the brink of extinction, so few are left.
Intelligent Rank |
How smart is the Braque d'Auvergne? Is the Braque d'Auvergne breed dumb or smart?
Smart: The Braque d'Auvergne dogs have great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
The Braque d'Auvergne is among the smartest dogs in the intelligence ranking.
Are Braque d'Auvergne dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train a Braque d'Auvergne?
Braque d'Auvergne dogs are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Watchdog Ability |
Is Braque d'Auvergne good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Braque d'Auvergne dogs are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but observation isn't considered their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial |
Do Braque d'Auvergne dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Braque d'Auvergne dogs are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend its territory in every situation.
What kind of personality does the Braque d'Auvergne have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Sensitivity Level |
How sensitive are they? Braque d'Auvergne sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Braque d'Auvergne dogs don't tolerate irregular daily routines, noisy households, and frequent guest visits really well.
They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level |
How affectionate are they? Is a Braque d'Auvergne a good family dog?
Average to High: Braque d'Auvergne dogs are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered an aloof dog.
Social Needs |
How much social interaction does the Bleu d'Auvergne need? Braque d'Auvergne social needs:
Braque d'Auvergne dogs need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Impulse to Wander or Roam |
How likely is the Braque d'Auvergne to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Braque d'Auvergne roam?
Braque d'Auvergne dogs have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive |
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Braque d'Auvergne have high prey drive?
Braque d'Auvergne dogs have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Braque d'Auvergne dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
How playful is this breed?
The Braque d'Auvergne is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Do Braque d'Auvergne dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Bleu d'Auvergne bark?
Low to Average: The Braque d'Auvergne rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason.
Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Apartment Friendly |
Is Braque d'Auvergne good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have a Braque d'Auvergne in an apartment?
It is not recommended to keep the Braque d'Auvergne breed in the home. It does best in the garden, but if you do want to keep it indoors, it should be exercised thoroughly with long daily walks, so you can keep the Braque d'Auvergne indoors by introducing daily routines.
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Braque d'Auvergne dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone |
How long can a Braque d'Auvergne be left alone? How long can you leave a Braque d'Auvergne alone?
Braque d'Auvergne dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Bite Force PSI |
Does the Braque d'Auvergne has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Braque d'Auvergne? How much bite force does a Braque d'Auvergne have? How strong is a Braque d'Auvergne bite?
Between 200 and 400 PSI ⏺
Braque d'Auvergne bite force: Ordinary. Bite force Braque d'Auvergne measurements typically fall within the range of 200 to 400 PSI. The bite force of a Braque d'Auvergne is considered ordinary when compared to other dog breeds, but it is still quite powerful. This Braque d'Auvergne bite force PSI can cause bite wounds. Braque d'Auvergne bite PSI is not something that should be feared if the dog is well-trained and managed. To avoid any issues, it's essential to learn how to train a Braque d'Auvergne puppy not to bite from an early age.
The Braque d'Auvergne, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained.
However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.
In conclusion, while the Braque d'Auvergne bite force is certainly an interesting aspect of the breed, it is important not to let it overshadow the many other reasons why these dogs are so loved and respected. With proper training and socialization, a Braque d'Auvergne can be a loyal and protective companion for your family.
Biting Potential |
Do Braque d'Auvergne bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Bleu d'Auvergne? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Braque d'Auvergne? Why do dog bites happen?
The Braque d'Auvergne has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Braque d'Auvergne do?
Braque d'Auvergne dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Braque d'Auvergne dogs need to be taught a good attitude.
Health Issues |
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Braque d'Auvergne dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Braque d'Auvergnes are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Health Problems |
What genetic/health problems does the Braque d'Auvergne breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Braque d'Auvergne breed? Most common health risks of Braque d'Auvergne:
|Bloat Hip Dysplasia|
Veterinarian Visits |
How often does the Braque d'Auvergne breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Braque d'Auvergne see the vet?
The Braque d'Auvergne should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year). If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy |
How long do Braque d'Auvergne dogs live? How old can a Braque d'Auvergne be? What is the age limit of the Braque d'Auvergne? How many years can the oldest Braque d'Auvergne live?
What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Braque d'Auvergne?
How long is the lifespan of a Braque d'Auvergne?
The average lifespan of Braque d'Auvergne: 12 years
Weather and Climate |
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
| Tolerates warm and cold weather |
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur. Dogs with a double coat of fur have a layer of fur that insulates their skin and helps protect them from the cold and the heat.
Energy Level |
How much energy does the Braque d'Auvergne have? What is the activity level of the Braque d'Auvergne?
Braque d'Auvergne dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need |
How much exercise does a Braque d'Auvergne need? How much exercise do Braque d'Auvergne dogs require per day?
Do Braque d'Auvergne dogs need a lot of exercises?
Braque d'Auvergne dogs need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need |
How much sleep does the Braque d'Auvergne breed need?
Braque d'Auvergne dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Average daily food consumption |
How much food does a Braque d'Auvergne need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Braque d'Auvergne breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Braque d'Auvergne? How much food should I feed my Braque d'Auvergne?
|3 to 4.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.|
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity |
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Braque d'Auvergne risk for obesity:
Low to Average: The Braque d'Auvergne has a low to the average risk for obesity. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding.
If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Braque d'Auvergne weight regularly.
Coat / Hair Types |
What type of coat does the Braque d'Auvergne have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color are proper Braque d'Auvergne coats?
|White & Black Black with white markings|
How to groom the Braque d'Auvergne and how often? How often should I take my Braque d'Auvergne to the groomer?
Effortless: The Braque d'Auvergne requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary.
Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. Braque d'Auvergne is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of a high-maintenance dog.Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level |
How much do Braque d'Auvergne dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Bleu d'Auvergne? Do Braque d'Auvergne dogs shed a lot?
Braque d'Auvergne dogs shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency |
How often does the Braque d'Auvergne need a bath? How often should you give a Braque d'Auvergne a bath? Can I bathe my Braque d'Auvergne every day?
| 4-6 weeks |
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup. According to a study, 56% of pet parents don’t bathe their dogs as frequently as they should, and 60% use the sniff test when deciding when it’s bath time.
Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.
Is the Braque d'Auvergne breed hypoallergenic?
Braque d'Auvergne dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions. Some dog breeds are even considered to higher possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
The Braque d'Auvergne has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency |
Does the Braque d'Auvergne drool?
The Braque d'Auvergne is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Braque d'Auvergne could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimum compared to others, just like the Braque d'Auvergne.
If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.
Pet Friendly |
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Braque d'Auvergne dogs get along with other pets? Are Braque d'Auvergne dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Braque d'Auvergne dogs are usually friendly towards other pets.
Stranger Friendly |
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Braque d'Auvergne temperament with other people:
Braque d'Auvergne dogs are stranger-friendly dogs.
Child Friendly |
Are Braque d'Auvergne dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Braque d'Auvergne temperament with children:
Braque d'Auvergne dogs are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly |
How well do Braque d'Auvergne dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Braque d'Auvergne breed live with a cat?
Braque d'Auvergne dogs are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly |
Is Braque d'Auvergne good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Braque d'Auvergne dogs get along with other dogs?
Braque d'Auvergne dogs are very dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Braque d'Auvergne can be a great choice.
Good For First Time Owners |
Is Braque d'Auvergne breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Braque d'Auvergne breed suitable for first-time owners?
Braque d'Auvergne dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly |
Are Braque d'Auvergne dogs good office canines? Do Braque d'Auvergne dogs make good office-friendly pets? Can they be office dogs?
Braque d'Auvergne is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly |
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Braque d'Auvergne dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Bleu d'Auvergne temperament with senior people? Are Braque d'Auvergne dogs good for elderly owners?
Braque d'Auvergnes are usually recommended for elderly people.
Service Dog |
Are they good as service dogs? Can Braque d'Auvergne be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).
Braque d'Auvergne is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog |
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Braque d'Auvergne be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Braque d'Auvergne be an emotional support animal?
This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and people with anxiety disorders or autism.
Braque d'Auvergne is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog |
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Braque d'Auvergne be a sniffer dog?
They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Braque d'Auvergne is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) |
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Braque d'Auvergne be a search and rescue dog?
This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.
The Braque d'Auvergne is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat and Sailor Dog |
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Braque d'Auvergne be a boat dog?
Braque d'Auvergne breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.
Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog |
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Braque d'Auvergne be a drafting dog?
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination.
Braque d'Auvergne is not the best breed for drafting purposes.
Fighting Dog / Military Dog |
Where Braque d'Auvergne dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Gestation Length |
How long is a Braque d'Auvergne pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Braque d'Auvergne breed is pregnant?
Reproductive cycle of the female Braque d'Auvergne: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days.
During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge.
The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days.
The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color.
The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating.
The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size |
How many puppies can the Braque d'Auvergne have in a litter? How many puppies can the Braque d'Auvergne breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Braque d'Auvergne have? How many puppies can a Braque d'Auvergne give birth to?
|6 to 8 puppies|
AKC Group |
Is Braque d'Auvergne recognized by the American Kennel Club?
|Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.|
FCI Group |
Is Braque d'Auvergne recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
|Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section.|
Breed Recognition |
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Braque d'Auvergne breed?
|United Kennel Club|
Braque d'Auvergne Pros and Cons
- Intelligent Rank: Smart: The Braque d'Auvergne dogs have great intelligence.
- Trainability: Braque d'Auvergne dogs are easy to train.
- Health Issues: Braque d'Auvergnes are commonly healthy dogs.
- Grooming: Effortless: The Braque d'Auvergne requires minimal grooming.
- Drooling Tendency: The Braque d'Auvergne is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
- Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Low to Average: The Braque d'Auvergne has a low to the average risk for obesity.
- Adaptability: Braque d'Auvergne dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
- Child Friendly: Braque d'Auvergne dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
- Cat Friendly: Braque d'Auvergne dogs are cat-friendly dogs.
- Dog Friendly: Braque d'Auvergne dogs are very dog-friendly dogs.
- Senior Citizens Friendly: Braque d'Auvergnes are usually recommended for elderly people.
- Good For First Time Owners: Braque d'Auvergne dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
- Hypoallergenic: Braque d'Auvergne dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions.
- Apartment Friendly: It is not recommended to keep the Braque d'Auvergne breed in the home.
- Tolerates Being Left Alone: Braque d'Auvergne dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
- Office Friendly: Braque d'Auvergne is not the best dog breed for office environment.