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Braque d'Auvergne

Dog Braque d'Auvergne

The Braque d'Auvergne is a breed of hunting dog originating from the mountainous region of the Massif Central in France, more precisely from the province of Auvergne.

Males generally measure between 55 and 63 cm at the withers, while females measure between 53 and 61 cm. The average weight generally varies between 24 and 30 kg.

The Braque d'Auvergne has a well-proportioned and muscular body, with a deep chest and sturdy limbs. The back line is straight and strong.

The head is medium sized with a slightly rounded skull. The muzzle is of medium length and ends with a black nose.

The eyes are medium sized, almond shaped and dark brown to hazel in color. The ears are of medium length, set high on the head and hanging down.

The Braque d'Auvergne has a short, dense, smooth coat that is primarily white with black or blue markings. Black marks are usually evenly distributed across the body.

The Braque d'Auvergne is known for its balanced, friendly and devoted temperament towards its family. He is an affectionate dog who gets along well with children and other pets.

As a hunting dog, it also has a strong hunting instinct and can be very active outdoors. He is intelligent, obedient, and receptive to training, making him a versatile companion for various outdoor activities.

The Braque d'Auvergne needs regular exercise to stay happy and healthy. Daily walks, interactive games, and challenging workouts are essential to meeting his physical and mental exercise needs. The Braque d'Auvergne is generally a robust breed, but like all breeds, it can be prone to certain health conditions, such as hip and elbow dysplasia, ear infections and skin allergies.

Due to its friendly nature and balanced temperament, the Braque d'Auvergne can make an excellent family and companion dog for active owners who enjoy spending time outdoors. As a versatile hunting dog, it excels at hunting small game such as rabbits and pheasants. Its exceptional flair, speed and endurance make it a valuable asset to hunters.

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