Braque d’Auvergne

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Braque d’Auvergne History

The Braque d’Auvergne is a herding and sporting dog of the Molosser type. The Auvergnat, as it was originally known, was believed by many early breeders to be a cousin of the Berger Picard, although today the lineages of the two dogs are more divergent. The Auvergnat is a medium-sized working sheepdog, muscular but elegant in form, with well-proportioned, smoothly muscled limbs. It differs considerably from the smaller Berger Picard in its build, but never the less retains the general Berger appearance. The Auvergnat’s closest relative in type is the Spanish Sheepdog, with which it shares its distinctive tail carriage.

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Braque d’Auvergne Physical Characteristics

The Braque d’Auvergne is a medium-sized, short-haired breed of dog. The breed is medium in size, weighing 50 to 60 pounds and standing approximately 20 to 24 inches high at the withers. The Braque Auvèrnges’ face has a wedge-shape head, a flat, broad skull, and a muzzle that is slightly longer than it is wide. The breed has dark, almond-shaped eyes. The ears are long and triangular, and the tail is carried low. The neck is arched, and the body is well muscled. The legs are straight, and the feet are slightly round. The coat is relatively short and comes in any color except white. The hair on the body is dense and flat, and the undercoat is thick. The hair is finer on the forehead, cheeks, and forelegs.

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Height Range

Male Height Range: 22 – 26 inches

Female Height Range: 20 – 24 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 49 – 62 lbs

Female Weight Range: 49 – 62 lbs

Braque d’Auvergne Health

Description of breed health.


12-15 yrs

Braque d’Auvergne Health Concerns

Patellar Luxation, Hip Dysplasia, Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), Ear Infections, Cataracts, Aortic Stenosis

Braque d’Auvergne Temperament and Behaviour

The Braque d’Auvergne is a medium sized, muscular, hardy, and compact hunting dog. They are hunters by nature and are always on the lookout, even when relaxing. They are independent, brave, and territorial. They are generally very friendly with their owners, but may be wary or aggressive with strangers.

Braque d’Auvergne Activity Requirements

The Braque d’Auvergne is a small, short-coated hunting dog. They are agile, fast, and athletic. While they can be energetic, they are generally calm and laid-back. The Braque d’Auvergne is generally a low-key, low-energy dog. While they do require regular walks, they are not a high-energy dog. They are well-suited to apartment living and will often adapt well to city living. If you are looking for a good jogging companion, this is probably not the breed for you. They simply don’t have the energy or stamina for that type of activity. They are suited to casual walks and occasional runs, though.

Miles Per Day

14 miles

Activity Per Day

60 minutes

Daily Food

2.5 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Braque d’Auvergne is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Recognized by The Kennel Club

Braque d’Auvergne is part of the Gundog group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Braque d’Auvergne is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Recognized by the Canadian Kennel Club

Braque d’Auvergne is part of the Sporting group.

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