Breed Organization Federation Cynologique International (FCI) Website: http://www.fci.be/?lang=en Native Country France Other Names Auvergne Pointing Dog Life Expectancy No information available. Litter Size No litter information available. Breed Group Pointing Dogs
Breed Appearance Rectilinear, of medium proportions. Robust dog, strongly boned, but without heaviness, showing a characteristic
Braque type, lightness in its gait, with elegance enhanced by the coat and harmonious proportions. Its conformation predisposes it
to cover long distances with a supple-action, permitting it to maintain its activity the whole day on the most difficult terrains.
Breed Description Head: Long. Broad, slightly domed skull. Stop not very
pronounced. Fairly long, straight nosebridge. Fairly large lips. Ears: Set on low, fairly long and curled, framing the head
well. Eyes: Medium in size, dark hazel. Black eyelids. Body: Well-built, can be inscribed inside a square. Neck
fairly long and b, slightly arched with a slight dewlap. Chest well
let-down. Rounded ribs. Short, slightly arched, and well-muscled
loin. Short, straight back. Broad, bony croup, minimally sloping. Tail: Of medium thickness, carried level to the ground.
Docked by about two-thirds. Hair: Short, not too fine, never hard, glossy. Coat: Light: white with black blotches and a fair amount of
spots.- Dark: called "smoky", produced by a mixture of white and
black, with the more abundant black giving a smoky grey cast to the
coat. The color to seek is white with bluish-black blotches, fairly
numerous black spots. The head should have regular black markings
such that both eyes are surrounded by black. White or blue flare. Size: Dog: 57 to 63 cm (22.4-24.8 in).Bitch: 55 to 60 cm
(21.7-23.6 in). Weight: 22 to 25 kg (48.5-55 lb).
History The Auvergne pointer is a very ancient breed, present in the Cantal region
for more than two centuries. Descending from a multi-pointer common source, derivation has been
made by a selection to which the Knights of Malta might have participated. Created by and for hunters,
it has a strong identity reinforced by its coat.
Behavior Known for his incredible hardiness, energy, and speed, his active
dog can adapt to almost any environment. He has an excellent nose
and is a good pointer and retriever. Prized for wood-cock hunting,
he also specializes in partridge. He is kind and easygoing, although
a bit stubborn, and makes a gentle, affectionate companion. He needs
firm but gentle training.
Health No health information available.
Advice He can adapt to city life as long as he gets a daily walk. He needs
regular brushing and checking of the ears.