Braque Francais
Chasseur du CBFQ (Chase)
Photo courtesy of Jersey Sporting Dogs

Breed Registries:

Note: The all-breed registries indicated above are the most recognized all-breed registries. The breed may be recognized by other registries not indicated here. For further details about dog registries, please see the document: Dog Breed Registries in North America.

* — The FCI is the World Canine Organization, which includes 84 members and contract partners (one member per country) that each issue their own pedigrees and train their own judges. The FCI recognizes 339 breeds, with each being the "property" of a specific country. The "owner" countries of the breeds write the standards of these breeds in co-operation with the Standards and Scientific Commissions of the FCI, and the translation and updating are carried out by the FCI. The FCI is not a breed registry nor does it issue pedigrees.




Height of Pyrénées Type: Males: 47 to 58 cm
Height of Gascogne Type: Males: 58 to 69 cm with the ideal being 61 to 63 cm
Females of both types are slightly smaller

Breed Profile:

The literal translation for the Braque Français is the French Pointer or French Pointing Dog. There are two types of Braque Français — the Gascogne and the Pyrénées. The more common of the two is the Pyrénées. The breed is much more popular in France and other parts of Europe than in North America and the United Kingdom where it is still rarely seen. It is, however, starting to gain popularity among sportsmen, especially in Quebec.

The Pyrénées is a smaller dog than the Gascogne. Both breeds date back to the 1600's and are said to pre-date the modern short-haired hunting breeds. The Braque is known for his soft mouth and is a natural in the field and in the home. He is very intelligent, sensitive and affectionate. In the home he is very gentle with children and makes an ideal pet. He is an excellent tracker and hunting dog, a good retriever and a hard worker.

Braque Francais
Mia du CBFQ (Mia)
Photo courtesy of Jersey Sporting Dogs

Health Issues

If you are considering the adoption of a Braque Français puppy, or any breed, it is very important to be selective in choosing a responsible and reputable breeder. Ensure that the prospective puppy's parents have all health clearances. Breeding of any dog should not be done until after they have been proven to be free of evidence of significant hereditary diseases. (For more information on selecting a breeder, see the articles on the main Breed Listing and Breeders page.)

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Breed Standards

Grooming Information

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Training Resources

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Additional Information

  • Clubs, Sports & Activities — For information on the many sports and activities you can get involved in with your dog.
  • Working Dogs — The Working Dogs section of the Canada's Guide to Dogs website provides information and listings of organizations that are involved in various dog jobs, such as Guide Dogs, Therapy Dogs, Police Dogs, Protection Dogs, and much more.

Select from the following links to view Breeder listings; Breed Clubs; Rescue Organizations; as well as Books and other Merchandise specific to the breed:

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