Braque Du Bourbonnais

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Braque Du Bourbonnais History

The Braque du Bourbonnais (French for “red-bearded (or long-haired) (hound) from Bourgogne”) is a hound-type scent hound from northern and central France. The Braque du Bourbonnais is classified as a non-sporting or companion dog in the French Kennel Club standard.The modern breed was standardised in 1955. The Braque du Bourbonnais is a medium to large-sized, short-coated, square-proportioned, muscular, agile, and independent hound with a typical appearance: a straight-boned, well-muscled body, a large, deep chest, broad, round, wide-set, slightly forward-set eyes, and a black nose. The clean-cut head and the beard, which is covered by a black muzzle, are characteristic of the hounds. The ears are set high, are pendant, and hang down to the sides of the neck. The tail is carried low, and is curved at the tip. The coat is red, reddish-brown, or fawn, and the colouring is evenly distributed. The coat is dense, fairly short, and straight, with slight waves on the head. The fur on the ears, the cheeks, the brisket, the tail, and the legs is short. The undercoat is thick, soft, and woolly. The correct height at the withers is 55–66 cm (22–26 in

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Braque Du Bourbonnais Physical Characteristics

The Braque du Bourbonnais is a medium-sized, long-haired breed of gundog that originated in France. They are a descendent of the St. Hubert Hound, a lighter colored breed that was developed in the 1800s to hunt large game in thick brush. The Braque du Bourbonnais was developed in the early 1800s by crossing the St. Hubert Hound with the Weimaraner. The breed is one of two varieties of the Berger Picard, the other being the Picard.

Eye Colors

Hazel, Amber

Nose Colors

Black, Brown, Isabella

Coat Colors

Fawn, Brown

Height Range

Male Height Range: 20 – 23 inches

Female Height Range: 19 – 22 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 40 – 55 lbs

Female Weight Range: 35 – 49 lbs

Braque Du Bourbonnais Health

Description of breed health.


12-15 yrs

Braque Du Bourbonnais Health Concerns

Patellar Luxation, Pulmonic Stenosis, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Hip And Elbow Dysplasia, Cleft Palate, Entropion, Ectropion, Demodectic Mange

Braque Du Bourbonnais Temperament and Behaviour

The Braque Du Bourbonnais is a gentle, sweet-tempered, and sociable companion dog that is very protective of his family. They are smart, but can be a bit stubborn, so they need firm and consistent training. They are playful and full of energy, but are also relaxed and laidback, and are generally content to just snuggle up on the couch. They get along well with children and other pets.

Braque Du Bourbonnais Activity Requirements

Braque Du Bourbonnais are small, friendly herding dogs that are known to be intelligent, loyal, and affectionate. While they require a lot of human interaction, they don’t necessarily need large amounts of physical exercise. However, they do need regular walks and time outside. A fenced yard is ideal for this breed as they are very active dogs and tend to be a bit destructive. They also love to play. Make sure you are prepared to meet the needs of this sensitive, intelligent dog. They are best suited to people who are able to spend plenty of time with them.

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Daily Food

2.5 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Recognized by the American Kennel Club

Braque Du Bourbonnais is part of the Foundation Stock Service group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Braque Du Bourbonnais is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Braque Du Bourbonnais is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Braque Du Bourbonnais is part of the Unclassified group.

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