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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