Breed Organization United Kennel Club Website:
http://www.ukcdogs.com Native Country France Other Names Bourbonnais Pointing Dog Life Expectancy No Information Available Litter Size Average 4-8 Puppies Breed Group Group 7 Pointing Dogs - FCI
Breed Appearance Medium sized, short-haired “Braque” type
(“braccoid”), medium proportions tending towards brachymorphic type,
of robust build, compact and muscular. He gives the impression of
strength and power, without excluding a certain elegance. The
silhouette of the female is less stocky and more elegant.
Breed Description Head: Solid. Rounded skull. Slightly
pronounced stop. Straight or slightly curved nosebridge. Strong,
cone-shaped muzzle. Solid jaws. Nose the same color as the coat.
Ears: Hanging along cheeks, minimally curled, reaching slightly
past the throat when outstretched. Eyes: Large, hazel or
dark amber, depending on coat color. Body: Can be
inscribed inside a square. Very open, muscular neck, slight dewlap
tolerated. Pronounced withers. Broad, long, tall chest. Well-curved
ribs. Loin short and broad. Flank flat, slight tuck-up. Back short,
fairly level. Rounded, moderately sloping croup. Tail: Set
on fairly low, naturally short. Tail should be either absent or
short (no longer than 15 cm)(6 in). Hair: Short, fine, dense. Somewhat thicker and sometimes longer
on the back. Coat: Chestnut with patching, heavily to moderately spotted,
hairs relatively mixed. As a whole, the coat may have a pale lilac
cast.- Fawn with patching, heavily to moderately speckled, hairs
closely mixed. As a whole, the coat mayhave a pale peach cast.
Colored markings on the head, whether symmetrical or not, are
allowed only ifthey are unobtrusive and if both eyes are not in the
same spot. Size: Dog: 51 to 57 cm (20-22.5 in).Bitch: 48
to 55 cm (19-22 in). Weight: Dog: 18 to 25 kg (40-55 lb).Bitch: 16 to 22 kg (35-48,5
History The Bourbonnais Pointing Dog was already known
in the sixteenth century as a skilled quail hunter. He was described
as hardy, born with a short tail and sporting a white coat speckled
with fawn or covered or dotted with pale chestnut spots. The breed
was fairly popular in the early twentieth century, but the two World
Wars nearly spelled its end. A breed club was founded in 1925.
Currently, breeders are working toward the survival of the breed.
Behavior Hardy, not very fast and with a keen nose, the
Bourbonnais Pointing Dog adapts easily to any terrain and to a wide
variety of quarry. An excellent tracker, he points precisely and is
known as a specialist in partridge and woodcock. Gentle and
affectionate, he is a wonderful companion. He needs firm but gentle
Health Hip dysplasia is an issue within the breed.
Advice He needs space and exercise. If he lives in the
city, he needs several daily outings. He requires regular brushing
and checking of the ears.