Braque du Puy

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Braque du Puy History

The Braque du Puy, also known as the Bracco Italiano or the Neapolitan Mastiff, is a very large, muscular, Molosser-type of working dog native to Italy. The name “Brabante” is Italian for “bearded”. The origin of the name “Bracq” and “Du Puy” is obscure. The Braque du Puy is a member of the Molosser family of dogs, which also includes the Rottweiler, the Bullmastiff, the Dogue de Bordeaux and the mastiff-type dogs of the British Isles. The Braque Du Puy was recognized by the United Kennel Club (UKC) in 1898. The Braque du Pou weighs 65 to 90 kg (143 to 198 lbs) and stands 70 to 90 cm tall (27.5 to 35.5 inches) at the withers. Males are 10% larger and heavier than females. The coat is very thick, coarse, and straight or slightly wavy. The colors of the coat can vary. The fur can be black, brindle, brindle and white, red, gray, beige, fawn or pied, with or without white markings. The tip of the tail is black. The dog may have a white blaze, a black mask, or a black moustache.

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Braque du Puy Physical Characteristics

The Braque du Puy is a small, medium-to-large sized herding breed that is typically between 22 and 26 inches at the withers and weighs between 40 and 60 kg. It has a double coat of hair that is soft and wavy. The tip of the tail is curled. Their head is flat and wide, and their muzzle is straight. They have a medium length nose and almond shaped eyes. They have small, erect ears and a long tail that curls up.

Eye Colors

Brown, Amber

Nose Colors


Coat Colors

Pied, White, Brown, Fawn

Height Range

Male Height Range: 25 – 27 inches

Female Height Range: 24 – 26 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 45 – 50 lbs

Female Weight Range: 45 – 50 lbs

Braque du Puy Health

Description of breed health.


10-13 yrs

Braque du Puy Health Concerns

Hip And Elbow Dysplasia, Skin Allergies, Eye Infections

Braque du Puy Temperament and Behaviour

The Braque du Puy is a gentle and sensitive dog that is playful and cuddly. They are very intelligent, but independent. They enjoy the company of other dogs and animals, but they can also be very aloof. They are generally quiet, but they can be protective of their family and property.

Braque du Puy Activity Requirements

The Braque du Puy is a medium-sized, short coated dog that originated in central France. They are known for being intelligent and courageous. The Braque du Puy is unique in that they are not known to be high-energy. In fact, they are generally considered lazy and lethargic. However, they do require regular activity and engagement. While they do not require a lot of physical exercise, the Braque du Puy does need to have some time each day to stretch their legs. This is typically done through walking or by playing in the yard. The Braque du Puy is considered to be a low-maintenance, easy-going dog. They do well with busy owners who prefer a low-key companion. Their low energy allows for them to do well in homes with small children or other pets.

Miles Per Day

14 miles

Activity Per Day

60 minutes

Daily Food

3 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Braque du Puy is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Braque du Puy is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Braque du Puy is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Braque du Puy is part of the Unclassified group.

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