Auvergne Pointer

The Auvergne Pointer is a large and relatively heavy gundog, with distinctive coloration and markings. It is an important breed characteristic that the ears and the area around the eyes are black. Elsewhere on the body, blue roaning, resulting from overlapping black and white hairs, is desirable. This patterning is known as “charbonnee”, or “charcoaled”, although some Auvergnes show clearly defined black markings on a white background.

History of Auvergne Pointer

It is thought that Gascony Hounds contributed to the breed’s ancestry, although any residual traces of tan markings now merit disqualification in the show ring.


This pointer is still kept essentially for sporting purposes.

Other Names of Auvergne Pointer: Braque d’Auvergne.

Identification keys of Auvergne Pointer

  • black markings on ears and around eyes are essential
  • rounded, domed skull with well defined stop
  • wide, moist nostrils
  • good sheen to coat
  • large, deep chest
  • very powerful hindquarters
  • long, straight forelegs
  • large feet, supported on well-cushioned pads

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