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Braque du Bourbonnais

The coat of the Braque du Bourbonnais is basically white with very evident roaning and as few clear patches of coloration as possible. This moderately large pointer is born with either no tail or a very rudimentary stump.

History of Braque du Bourbonnais

As its name implies, the Braque du Bourbonnais originated in the French province of Bourbon, and a dog very similar to today’s breed can be found in paintings dating back to the 16th century. The breed flourished in France during the 1800s but then declined from about the First World War. Enthusiasts have, however, now pooled their breeding stock to ensure its continued success as a fine French pointing dog.


This versatile breed is equally at home in scrubland or marshes, and is happy hunting all manner of game.

Other Names of Braque du Bourbonnais: liver-coloured Bourbonnais Pointer.

Identification keys of Braque du Bourbonnais

  • slightly curled, pendent ears
  • dark amber eyes
  • strong, broad muzzle
  • short, muscular neck and slight dewlap
  • liver-coloured noise with well-developed nostrils
  • rudimentary tail
  • deep, powerful chest
  • very straight forelegs

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