This pointer has a predominantly white coat broken by orange areas of variable size. Although slightly leggier than the English Pointer, the elegant Braque St. Germain is a dog of fine proportions.
History of Braque St. Germain
The breed’s ancestry traces back to two English Pointers given to King Charles X of France. When one died, the other was mated with a Braque Francais. The offspring laid the foundations of this breed.
This dog is not favoured for retrieving from water as its coat does not provide sufficient insulation when it is wet.
Other Names of Braque St. Germain: St. Germain Pointer.
Identification keys of Braque St. Germain
distinctive golden yellow eyes
ears set at eye level
well-defined orange patches
long, muscular neck
tail carried horizontally
short, fine, thick coat
well-arched toes with solid pads
powerful, straight forelegs
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History of Épagneul Picard
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History of Kooiker Dog
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