Braque d'Auvergne

USD $800-$1500 Price Avg.

Gun Dog



Breed Type



11-14 years


Breed Information

Group Gun Dog
Popularity/Rank 473
Origin France
Other Names Auvergne Pointer, Bleu d'Auvergne, Braque Francais
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $800-$1500
How much does a Braque d'Auvergne cost?
According to a rough estimate, you will spend between $800 to $1500 on your Braque d'Auvergne if you purchase it from a reputable breeder. If you select a dog with exceptional bloodlines, the price may be higher. The price might even be higher if the dog has already been trained. You'll usually pay less if you get a Braque d'Auvergne from a shelter.
Size Medium
Weight Male: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg),
Female: 40-55 pounds (18-25 kg)
Height Male: 22-26 inches (56-66 cm),
Female: 20-24 inches (51-61 cm)
Lifespan 11-14 years
Recognized by FCI
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section.
Purpose Gun Dog, Pointer
Date of Origin 1700s
Ancestry Braque Francais, Gascony Pointer and Pyrenean Braque

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Shiny, Smooth
Coat Colors Black with white markings, White & Black
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Hazel
Nose Color Possibilities Black
Coat Color Possibilities Pied
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Normal
Coat Texture Straight
Recommended Brushes Nail Clipper, Slicker Brush
Brushing Frequency Weekly

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Intelligent, Lively, Obedient, Sensitive
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Health Problems Bloat, Hip Dysplasia
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 14 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 60 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 3 to 4.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 2.5 cups
Daily Cost $1.50 - $1.90
Monthly Cost $39.00 - $52.00


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Braque d'Auvergne have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 6 to 8 puppies (Once a year.)


The Braque d'Auvergne is a medium-sized breed of gun dog originating from the Auvergne region of France. It is a versatile hunting dog, used for pointing and retrieving game. The Braque d'Auvergne has a strong, muscular body with a short coat that comes in various colors including white, brown, black and tan. Its head is long and narrow with small ears that hang close to its face. Its eyes are dark brown and its muzzle is slightly pointed.

The Braque d'Auvergne has an average lifespan of 12 to 14 years and can reach up to 24 inches in height at the shoulder. It typically weighs between 40 to 60 pounds when fully grown. The breed's coat colors include white, brown, black and tan with some having patches of other colors as well.

The Braque d'Auvergne has an even temperament that makes it easy to train and handle in the field or at home. It is loyal, affectionate, intelligent and eager to please its owners which makes it an ideal companion for active families or hunters alike. This breed loves being around people but can be wary of strangers so early socialization is important for them to become comfortable around new people or animals they may encounter during their lifetime.

The Braque d'Auvergne gets along well with other dogs as well as children if properly socialized from an early age but should always be supervised when interacting with smaller animals due to their natural hunting instincts which could lead them into chasing after them if not properly trained not too do so from a young age .

This breed has moderate energy levels making it suitable for both active households as well as those who prefer more relaxed lifestyles since they don't require excessive amounts of exercise on a daily basis . They are also quite adaptable making them suitable for both rural living environments as well as urban ones provided they get enough mental stimulation through activities such as agility training or scent work .

In terms of health , the Braque d’Auvergne is generally considered healthy however there are some conditions that this breed may be prone too such as hip dysplasia , eye problems , ear infections , bloat , epilepsy etc . Regular vet checkups are recommended in order to ensure your pet remains healthy throughout its life .

Overall , the Braque d’Auvergne makes an excellent family pet due to its even temperament , loyalty towards its owners , intelligence & adaptability level . With proper training & socialization this breed can make an excellent companion & hunting partner alike !


The Braque d'Auvergne is a breed of dog that is native to the Auvergne region of France. The breed is named after the region, which is located in central France. The Braque d'Auvergne is a descendant of the ancient French hound, the Grand Bleu de Gascogne. The breed was used for hunting in the Auvergne region for centuries. However, by the early twentieth century, the breed was on the verge of extinction. This was due to a number of factors, including World War I, which led to a decrease in the number of hunters in France. In addition, many Auvergnats emigrated to other parts of France and took their dogs with them. As a result, the Braque d'Auvergne became less common in its native region.

The Braque d'Auvergne was saved from extinction by a few dedicated breeders who began to promote the breed outside of its native region. One of these breeders was Pierre Megnin, who wrote a book about the Braque d'Auvergne in 1922. Megnin's book helped to increase interest in the breed and led to its recognition as a distinct breed by French kennel clubs. Today, the Braque d'Auvergne is still relatively rare, but it has gained some popularity as a hunting dog and companion animal.

The Braque d'Auvergne is thought to be descended from two ancient French hound breeds: the Grand Bleu de Gascogne and the Petit Bleu de Gascogne. These two breeds were used for hunting in southwestern France for centuries. In 1808, Napoleon Bonaparte decreed that all hounds in France be registered with their local prefectures (administrative divisions). This decree led to the first official record of the Grand Bleu de Gascogne and Petit Bleu de Gascogne breeds.

The first mention of dogs resembling the Braque d'Auvergne specifically comes from 1828, when an English traveler named Colonel Thornton visited Auvergne and wrote about "a small blue-greyhound" that he saw there. It is likely that these early dogs were crossbred between the Grand Bleu de Gascogne and Petit Bleu de Gascogne or other local hound breeds. By 1870, there were enough dogs resembling today's Braque d'Auvergnats that they were officially recognized as a distinct breed by French kennel clubs.

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