Original Name : Braque Français type Gascogne
Type : Braccoid
Male size : 22¾-27¼ inches
Female size : 22-26¾ inches
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : France
These noble-looking pointers are powerful, but in no way heavy, robust and strong limbed. The females are finer. The skin is supple and fairly loose.
Fairly large but not too heavy, diverging lines of skull and muzzle.
Broad, straight back that is sometimes a little long but nevertheless well sustained, short, muscular loins that are slightly arched, slightly oblique croup compared with the topline.
Brown, brown and white, brown and white with widespread speckling, brown with tan marking.
Medium length, set at eye level, not too broad at the base, framing the head well, slightly folded and rounded at the tip.
Generally long, although it may be docked at birth.
Rather thick and well furnished, but finer on head and ears.
The Braque Francais comes in two different types: the large Gascogne type and the small Pyrénées type. They originally came from southwest France and the central Pyreneans respectively, where they remained pure types. In recent decades they have become the most popular of the French pointers and the original brown Braque is said to be the ancestor of most European pointers.