Braque Francais Gascogne

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Braque Francais Gascogne History

The Braque Francais Gascogne is an American-bred white French cattledog that is now rare. The American Kennel Club (AKC) recognized the Braque Francais Gascogne as a distinct variety in 1994. The Braque Francais Gascogne is a medium-sized, long-haired, black and white cattledog. The coat can be straight, wavy, or curly, and may be brindled or ticked. Like all other varieties of the Briard, the Braque Francais Gascogne is an uncommon, but prized, livestock guardian.

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Braque Francais Gascogne Physical Characteristics

The Braque Francais is a medium sized, intelligent, confident, working breed of dog. They have a rectangular build, with straight legs and strong muscular rear quarters. Their head is broad with a slightly domed skull, and covered with a much-arched, tight-fitting, long, dark brown or black, glossy, hard and expressive outer coat and short, harsh, straight, plain, and rather close-fitting undercoat. Their ears, nose, tail, and paws are colored the same or darker as the body.

Eye Colors

Brown, Amber

Nose Colors


Coat Colors

Brown, Pied, White, Sable

Height Range

Male Height Range: 22 – 27 inches

Female Height Range: 20 – 25 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 45 – 80 lbs

Female Weight Range: 40 – 75 lbs

Braque Francais Gascogne Health

Description of breed health.


10-12 yrs

Braque Francais Gascogne Health Concerns

Patellar Luxation, Canine Hip Dysplasia (Chd), Eye Disease and Disorders

Braque Francais Gascogne Temperament and Behaviour

The Braque Francais Gascogne is a calm, gentle and docile breed of dog. They are playful and good-natured, but are also independent and stubborn. They are generally well-behaved and do well in homes with children.

Braque Francais Gascogne Activity Requirements

The Braque Francais Gascogne is a large, muscular dog that was originally used for herding cattle. Today, they are a rare sight outside of France, but they are great companions and are working dogs. While they are not particularly high energy levels, Braque Francais Gascognes do require a good amount of daily exercise. They are best suited for homes with plenty of room to run and explore. A large fenced yard is ideal, but a short, secure leash should be enough to keep your dog happy. While they don’t need a ton of exercise, they do benefit from some mental stimulation as well. A puzzle toy or a game of hide and seek will keep them engaged.

Miles Per Day

14 miles

Activity Per Day

60 minutes

Daily Food

3 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Braque Francais Gascogne is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Braque Francais Gascogne is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Braque Francais Gascogne is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Recognized by the Canadian Kennel Club

Braque Francais Gascogne is part of the Sporting group.

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