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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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Braque d'Auvergne
OriginFrance
Other Names
What other names does the Braque d'Auvergne have? The dog breed also known as...
Auvergne Pointer, Bleu d'Auvergne, Braque Francais
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
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
Price
How much does the Braque d'Auvergne puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Braque d'Auvergne price:
$800-$1500
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.

Braque d'Auvergne General Appearance & Basic Info

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Braque d'Auvergne size:
Medium
Weight
How much does the Braque d'Auvergne weigh? Braque d'Auvergne weight:
Male: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg), Female: 40-55 pounds (18-25 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Braque d'Auvergne? Braque d'Auvergne average weight:
Male: 52.5 pounds (20-27 kg), Female: 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg)
Height
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)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Braque d'Auvergne average height:
Male: 24 inches (61 cm), Female: 22 inches (56 cm)

Braque d'Auvergne Hair & Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Braque d'Auvergne have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
SmoothShiny
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Braque d'Auvergne's coat?
Black with white markingsWhite & Black
Grooming
How to groom the Braque d'Auvergne and how often?
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 Auvergne Pointer? Braque d'Auvergne shedding level:
Braque d'Auvergnes 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.

Braque d'Auvergne Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Braque d'Auvergne have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
SensitiveIntelligentLivelyObedient
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Braque d'Auvergne? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Braque d'Auvergne's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Braque d'Auvergne dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Braque d'Auvergnes are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Braque d'Auvergne is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
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'Auvergnes don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household 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? Are they affectionate?
Braque d'Auvergnes are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Auvergne Pointer need? Braque d'Auvergne social needs:
Braque d'Auvergnes need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
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.
Watchdog Ability
Is Braque d'Auvergne good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Braque d'Auvergnes are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered as their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Braque d'Auvergne dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Braque d'Auvergnes 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 his territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Braque d'Auvergne bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Auvergne Pointer? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Braque d'Auvergne? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
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.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Braque d'Auvergne do?
Braque d'Auvergnes have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Braque d'Auvergnes need to be taught for a good attitude.
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'Auvergnes 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'Auvergnes 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.
Apartment Friendly
Is Braque d'Auvergne good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Nem ajánlott lakásban tartani Braque d'Auvergne kutyafajtát. Kertben érzi magát a legjobban, ha mégis lakásban szeretnéd tartani, akkor napi szinten hosszabb sétákkal alaposan le kell mozgatni, így a napi rutinok beiktatásával megoldható Braque d'Auvergne tartása lakásban.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Braque d'Auvergnes 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
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Braque d'Auvergnes tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog
Where Braque d'Auvergne dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Braque d'Auvergne Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Braque d'Auvergne temperament with other people:
Braque d'Auvergnes 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'Auvergnes 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?
Braque d'Auvergnes 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? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Braque d'Auvergnes 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.
Office Friendly
Are Braque d'Auvergnes good office dogs? Do Braque d'Auvergnes make good office friendly dogs? Can Braque d'Auvergnes be office dogs?
No
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 Auvergne Pointer temperament with senior people? Are Braque d'Auvergne dogs good for elderly owners?
Braque d'Auvergnes are usually recommended for elderly people.
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'Auvergnes are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Braque d'Auvergne breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Braque d'Auvergnes are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Braque d'Auvergne be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?
Not really
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?
Not really
This breed 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 to 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?
Not really
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?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Braque d'Auvergne is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Braque d'Auvergne be a boat dog?
Not really
Braque d'Auvergne breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Braque d'Auvergne be a drafting dog?
Not really
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.

Braque d'Auvergne Health Factors

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:
BloatHip Dysplasia
Life Expectancy
How long do Braque d'Auvergne dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Braque d'Auvergne be?
11-14 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Braque d'Auvergne breed hypoallergenic?
No
Braque d'Auvergnes don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the 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.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Braque d'Auvergne have? What is the activity level of the Braque d'Auvergne?
Braque d'Auvergnes 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 activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Braque d'Auvergne dogs require per day?
Braque d'Auvergnes 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 this fido need?
Braque d'Auvergnes are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Braque d'Auvergne need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
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 change, consult your veterinarian to make a meal plan, and measure the Braque d'Auvergne's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
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 for 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 minimal 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.

Braque d'Auvergne Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
60-64 days
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.
How often can the Braque d'Auvergne have a litter? 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? What is the average litter size of this fido?
6 to 8 puppies

Braque d'Auvergne Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Braque d'Auvergne's has great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Braque d'Auvergnes 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 for very low drooling tendency.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Low to Average.
  • Adaptability: Braque d'Auvergnes adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Braque d'Auvergnes are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Cat Friendly: Braque d'Auvergnes are cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Braque d'Auvergnes are very dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Braque d'Auvergnes are usually recommended for elderly people.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Braque d'Auvergnes don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Nem ajánlott lakásban tartani Braque d'Auvergne kutyafajtát.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Braque d'Auvergnes 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.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Braque d'Auvergnes are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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