Braque du Bourbonnais

Description Braque du Bourbonnais

Good-natured, calm, affectionate
The Braque Du Bourbonnais comes from France. The dog is very loyal and adaptable. He can integrate well into a family, but is a working dog. He likes other four-legged friends, but is sometimes a bit shy when dealing with strangers. Therefore, the Braque Du Bourbonnais is less suitable as a guard dog. The animals can form a very close bond. Dogs used to be prized for their hunting skills.FCI Group: Pointers

  • Size: medium
  • Weight: 16-25kg
  • Life expectancy: 13 years
  • Coat type: short hair
  • Colours: white, brown, red

Character Braque du Bourbonnais

The Braque Du Bourbonnais is medium-sized and graceful. He is considered a very muscular and athletic dog. He has short fur. The basic color of the fur is mostly white with a brown, pale tinge in the form of dots. Males usually grow between 51 cm and 57 cm.

The females grow to between 48 cm and 55 cm. Females weigh slightly less than males. Males weigh between 18 and 25 kg and females between 16 and 22 kg.
The Braque Du Bourbonnais is considered a very good-natured and loyal dog. He also has great adaptability, making him a very good pet.

Nevertheless, this four-legged friend is a working dog. The Braque Du Bourbonnais fits well into a family and likes to form close bonds. Sometimes this can be too strong and the dog suffers from dependence or separation anxiety from you.
The animal appreciates interacting with other dogs. He can fit in very well in a pack.

You can prevent aggression in this breed through early socialization. If you have other small pets like cats or birds, you should be careful. Your Braque Du Bourbonnais will love chasing these. The animals tend not to make very good guard dogs, as they can sometimes be shy or reserved around other people.
The Braque Du Bourbonnais also gets along extremely well with your children.

However, young dogs can be a bit too wild for very small children. The Braque Du Bourbonnais is prized when hunting for its responsiveness and adaptability. The animals can hunt in a wide variety of landscapes. You can also track a wide variety of animal species.

Diet Braque du Bourbonnais

Your four-legged friend should get high-quality dog ​​food from you. You should buy this commercially or prepare it yourself under the guidance of your veterinarian. You should always adapt the diet to the age of the dog. The needs and eating habits can vary greatly between puppies and adult dogs.
Some dogs are prone to obesity.

Therefore, pay attention to the calorie consumption and the weight of your dog. Treats can help you train your dog. However, too many of them can also lead to obesity in the dog and thus harm the dogs.
If you’re not sure what your dog’s optimal weight is, ask your veterinarian. It is best to get advice there about nutrition.

You should also provide your dog with fresh water at all times.


The Braque du Bourbonnais is a very intelligent four-legged friend. He is usually easily trainable. The dog is quite active. Therefore, high daily exercise is required. This prevents the development of behavioral problems.

As with all breeds, puppies should be socialized and trained as early as possible. The Braque Du Bourbonnais is easy to train with positive reinforcement.
You should brush your dog a few times a month. This keeps the fur shiny and soft to the touch. You should not use strong agents like shampoo or similar to wash your dog.

These can lead to skin infections in your four-legged friend.


The Braque du Bourbonnais dates back to the 16th century. The animal has been described as a robust and resilient companion to the hunter. It is not possible to determine the exact origin of the Braque du Bourbonnais. His bloodlines cannot be traced back to the past.
By the start of the First World War, the Braque du Bourbonnais was becoming more and more popular.

However, by the end of World War II, the animals were almost extinct as they were not bred during the wars. As a result, the breed fell into oblivion.
No purebred Braque du Bourbonnais were registered between 1963 and 1973. In 1970, a French hunter began rescuing the animals. First he gathered other breeders who also had an interest in the rebirth of the breed.

These breeders looked for surviving Braque du Bourbonnais in France.
There were no longer any purebred Braque Du Bourbonnais, so breeders resorted to crossbreeds. This breeding program succeeded in rebuilding the breed. The Club du Braque du Bourbonnais was founded in 1982 by Michel Comte and other Braque du Bourbonnais breeders. In 1985 the breed was officially recognized again.

Braque du Bourbonnais Accessories

You don’t need any more accessories for your Braque Du Bourbonnais than for other dogs. You should get good quality dog ​​food and a leash. Also provide a bowl and always a bowl of water. In addition, a brush can not hurt and a toy. With this you can better utilize your energetic four-legged friend.

You should also find a vet you trust.

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