Braque du Bourbonnais Information & Dog Breed Facts
Collection of all the general dog breed info about Braque du Bourbonnais so you can get to know the breed more.
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Other Names |
What other names does the Braque du Bourbonnais have?
|Bourbonnais Pointing DogBourbonnais Pointer|
Breed Type |
What type of dog breed is it?
How much does the Braque du Bourbonnais puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of a Braque du Bourbonnais in the United States? How much money is a Braque du Bourbonnais?
Where to buy a Braque du Bourbonnais with a good pedigree?
If you choose to purchase the Braque du Bourbonnais, 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 du Bourbonnais for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Braque du Bourbonnais gets to a happy place.
How easy is it to get a Braque du Bourbonnais? How many Braque du Bourbonnais 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.
Is a Braque du Bourbonnais small, medium or large dog?
How big do Braque du Bourbonnais get?
What is the average size of a Braque du Bourbonnais?
How much does the Braque du Bourbonnais weigh? How much should a Braque du Bourbonnais weight? What is the normal weight of a Braque du Bourbonnais? How much does a full-grown Braque du Bourbonnais weight?
|Males: 39.5-55 pounds (18-25 kg), Females: 35-48.5 pounds (16-22 kg)|
Average Weight |
What is the average weight of a Braque du Bourbonnais?
|Males: 39.30 pounds (21.5 kg), Females: 35-48.5 pounds (19 kg)|
How tall is the Braque du Bourbonnais? Braque du Bourbonnais height:
|Male: 20–22 inches (51–57 cm), Female: 19–22 inches (48–55 cm)|
Average Height |
What is the average height of a Braque du Bourbonnais?
|Male: 20–22 inches (51–57 cm), Female: 19–22 inches (48–55 cm)|
Coat / Hair Types |
What type of coat does the Braque du Bourbonnais have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color are proper Braque du Bourbonnais coats?
How to groom the Braque du Bourbonnais and how often? How often should I take my Braque du Bourbonnais to the groomer?
Easy to groom: The Braque du Bourbonnais doesn't require a lot of 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 regularly to avoid infections. Braque du Bourbonnais is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of a high-maintenance dog.Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level |
How much do Braque du Bourbonnais dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Bourbonnais Pointing Dog? Do Braque du Bourbonnais dogs shed a lot?
Braque du Bourbonnais 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 du Bourbonnais need a bath? How often should you give a Braque du Bourbonnais a bath? Can I bathe my Braque du Bourbonnais 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.
What kind of personality does the Braque du Bourbonnais have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Intelligent Rank |
How smart is the Braque du Bourbonnais? Is the Braque du Bourbonnais breed dumb or smart?
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it. They understand and remember new commands after an average of 25-40 repetitions.
The Braque du Bourbonnais ranks average in the intelligence ranking of dogs.
Are Braque du Bourbonnais dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train a Braque du Bourbonnais?
Braque du Bourbonnais dogs are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
How playful is this breed?
Average: Braque du Bourbonnaiss, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark in excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level |
How sensitive are they? Braque du Bourbonnais sensitivity:
Sensitive: Braque du Bourbonnais dogs don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
This breed's emotional level reflects their owner's feelings and they don't handle punishments well.
Affection Level |
How affectionate are they? Is a Braque du Bourbonnais a good family dog?
High: Braque du Bourbonnais dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and are considered great therapy dogs for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs |
How much social interaction does the Bourbonnais Pointing Dog need? Braque du Bourbonnais social needs:
Braque du Bourbonnais dogs are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Do Braque du Bourbonnais dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Bourbonnais Pointing Dog bark?
Average: The Braque du Bourbonnais barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and the same barks could have different meanings.
Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability |
Is Braque du Bourbonnais good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Braque du Bourbonnais dogs are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and a sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Braque du Bourbonnais dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial |
Do Braque du Bourbonnais dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Braque du Bourbonnais dogs strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential |
Do Braque du Bourbonnais bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Bourbonnais Pointing Dog? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Braque du Bourbonnais? Why do dog bites happen?
The Braque du Bourbonnais 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.)
Bite Force |
Does the Braque du Bourbonnais has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Braque du Bourbonnais? How much bite force does a Braque du Bourbonnais have?
Between 200 and 400 PSI ⏺
Braque du Bourbonnais bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.
The Braque du Bourbonnais, 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.
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Braque du Bourbonnais do?
Braque du Bourbonnais 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 du Bourbonnais dogs need to be taught a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam |
How likely is the Braque du Bourbonnais to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Braque du Bourbonnais roam?
Braque du Bourbonnais 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 du Bourbonnais have high prey drive?
Braque du Bourbonnais dogs have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Braque du Bourbonnais dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly |
Is Braque du Bourbonnais good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have a Braque du Bourbonnais in an apartment?
Not an apartment-friendly dog the Braque du Bourbonnais breed. If you don't have a garden, think carefully about your decision, keeping Braque du Bourbonnais indoors can cause a lot of problems.
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Average: Braque du Bourbonnais dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone |
How long can a Braque du Bourbonnais be left alone? How long can you leave a Braque du Bourbonnais alone?
Braque du Bourbonnais dogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Stranger Friendly |
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Braque du Bourbonnais temperament with other people:
Braque du Bourbonnais dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly |
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Braque du Bourbonnais dogs get along with other pets? Are Braque du Bourbonnais dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Braque du Bourbonnais dogs usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Child Friendly |
Are Braque du Bourbonnais dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Braque du Bourbonnais temperament with children:
Braque du Bourbonnais dogs are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly |
How well do Braque du Bourbonnais 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 du Bourbonnais breed live with a cat?
Braque du Bourbonnais dogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly |
Is Braque du Bourbonnais good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Braque du Bourbonnais dogs get along with other dogs?
Braque du Bourbonnais dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners |
Is Braque du Bourbonnais breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Braque du Bourbonnais breed suitable for first-time owners?
Braque du Bourbonnais dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly |
Are Braque du Bourbonnais dogs good office canines? Do Braque du Bourbonnais dogs make good office-friendly pets? Can they be office dogs?
Braque du Bourbonnais is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly |
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Braque du Bourbonnais dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Bourbonnais Pointing Dog temperament with senior people? Are Braque du Bourbonnais dogs good for elderly owners?
Braque du Bourbonnaiss are usually recommended for elderly people.
Health Issues |
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Braque du Bourbonnais dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Braque du Bourbonnais is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Veterinarian Visits |
How often does the Braque du Bourbonnais breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Braque du Bourbonnais see the vet?
The Braque du Bourbonnais should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy |
How long do Braque du Bourbonnais dogs live? How old can a Braque du Bourbonnais be? What is the age limit of the Braque du Bourbonnais? How many years can the oldest Braque du Bourbonnais live?
What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Braque du Bourbonnais?
How long is the lifespan of a Braque du Bourbonnais?
The average lifespan of Braque du Bourbonnais: 14 years
Is the Braque du Bourbonnais breed hypoallergenic?
Braque du Bourbonnais 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.
Energy Level |
How much energy does the Braque du Bourbonnais have? What is the activity level of the Braque du Bourbonnais?
Braque du Bourbonnais dogs are high-energy dogs. An active lifestyle makes them happy.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need |
How much exercise does a Braque du Bourbonnais need? How much exercise do Braque du Bourbonnais dogs require per day?
Do Braque du Bourbonnais dogs need a lot of exercises?
Braque du Bourbonnais 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 du Bourbonnais breed need?
Braque du Bourbonnais dogs don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Average daily food consumption |
How much food does a Braque du Bourbonnais need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Braque du Bourbonnais breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Braque du Bourbonnais? How much food should I feed my Braque du Bourbonnais?
|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 du Bourbonnais risk for obesity:
Average: The Braque du Bourbonnais has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. 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 du Bourbonnais weight regularly.
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.
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
The Braque du Bourbonnais 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 du Bourbonnais drool?
The Braque du Bourbonnais drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed. 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 more than others, just like the Braque du Bourbonnais.
If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.
Service Dog |
Are they good as service dogs? Can Braque du Bourbonnais 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 du Bourbonnais is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog |
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Braque du Bourbonnais be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Braque du Bourbonnais 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 du Bourbonnais is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog |
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Braque du Bourbonnais 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 du Bourbonnais is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) |
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Braque du Bourbonnais 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 du Bourbonnais is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat and Sailor Dog |
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Braque du Bourbonnais be a boat dog?
Braque du Bourbonnais 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 du Bourbonnais 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 du Bourbonnais is not the best breed for drafting purposes.
Fighting Dog / Military Dog |
Where Braque du Bourbonnais 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 du Bourbonnais pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Braque du Bourbonnais breed is pregnant?
Reproductive cycle of the female Braque du Bourbonnais: 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 du Bourbonnais have in a litter? How many puppies can the Braque du Bourbonnais breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Braque du Bourbonnais have? How many puppies can a Braque du Bourbonnais give birth to?
AKC Group |
Is Braque du Bourbonnais recognized by the American Kennel Club?
|Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.|
FCI Group |
Is Braque du Bourbonnais recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
|Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section.|
Braque du Bourbonnais Pros and Cons
- Grooming: Easy to groom: The Braque du Bourbonnais doesn't require a lot of grooming.
- Watchdog Ability: Braque du Bourbonnais dogs are good watchdogs.
- Child Friendly: Braque du Bourbonnais dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
- Senior Citizens Friendly: Braque du Bourbonnaiss are usually recommended for elderly people.
- Good For First Time Owners: Braque du Bourbonnais dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
- Hypoallergenic: Braque du Bourbonnais dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions.
- Apartment Friendly: Not an apartment-friendly dog the Braque du Bourbonnais breed.
- Drooling Tendency: The Braque du Bourbonnais drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
- Tolerates Being Left Alone: Braque du Bourbonnais dogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
- Cat Friendly: Braque du Bourbonnais dogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
- Office Friendly: Braque du Bourbonnais is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Braque du Bourbonnais History
The Braque du Bourbonnais derives its name after the French verb “braquer” which translates to “to point or to aim”, so basically their name can be translated simply as “pointer of the Bourbonnais region”.
The Braque du Bourbonnais is a very ancient dog breed, that can trace its origins back as far as the early 16th century to the region of Bourbonnais in France. Moreover, the breed is considered to be the oldest among the pointer breeds indigenous to France, and according to some experts, the breed can easily be one of the oldest pointing breeds in Europe as well. The first written evidence appeared in French literature in the early 1500s, these descriptions depicted dogs during hunting and highlighted the breed’s keen senses and hunting instincts. The famous Italian alchemist and naturalist, named Ulisse Aldrovandi during the middle of the 16th century, the Renaissance, also created early illustrations of the breed. Due to the breed’s early development, there are just a few documentations and records left about its creation, thus it is not clearly known what breeds and who contributed to the Braque du Bourbonnais’s early emergence. However, it is very well-known that the breed was highly esteemed among the hunting communities in France, thanks to the dogs’ remarkable and unique behavioral traits and hunting talents.
Despite the Braque du Bourbonnais’s popularity, during the Frist World War, their population numbers decreased significantly, pushing the breed on the edge of extinction. For the reason that World War I. hit France devastatingly, there was little effort or initiative to continue dog breeding like before. Yet, fortunately, a handful of enthusiastic breeders founded the first Club du Braque du Bourbonnais in 1925, with the intention of reviving and re-establishing the breed back to its pre-war prominence. Not much later, the first breed standard was written and published in the Club’s first bulletin in 1930. Despite the initial efforts, and the considerable progress the breeders have made, as the Second World War came, the breed’s numbers have dwindled to almost nothing. Moreover, because of the strict breed standard, few breeders that remained were solely focusing on the Braque du Bourbonnais’s physical characteristics while totally neglecting their hunting performances. Little by little, many breeders lost their interest in the breed, which eventually resulted in the fact that no puppies were registered for a decade, between 1963 and 1973. After that, in 1982 the second Club du Braque du Bourbonnais was formed led by Michel Comte, who won official recognition for the Club by the SCC (Society Centrale Canine) in 1985. Their goal was to revive the breed and to regain their honored status as hunting companions. Soon enough, the breed standard was relaxed, and the noted hunting instincts and abilities were restored. Later, in 1988, the first specimen of the breed was imported to the United States of America, in order to facilitate the breed’s recognition process overseas too.
In 1991, the new breed standard was accepted both by the SCC and by the FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale). Later, in 2006 the UKC (United Kennel Club) registered the Braque du Bourbonnais within their Gun Dog Group, and in 2011 the AKC (American Kennel Club) also recognized the breed. Nowadays, the Braque du Bourbonnais is still used as a professional pointer, tracker, and retriever on the hunting fields, although the breed often can be seen as a family companion too.