- St. Germain Pointer
Country/Date of origin:
- 20 to 24 inches
- 40 to 57 pounds
- Rather reserved with strangers.
- Obedient and loyal to its owner.
- Not noisy, but rather quiet and gentle.
- A willing worker.
This breed is said to have been created when King Charles X of France crossed an orange and white English Pointer that he received as a gift with a Braque Francais. This laid the foundation of the breed. Used for hunting large game, it was concentrated for a long time in the area around St. Germain, which gave it its name. It is a rare breed even in its own country.
- Resembles the English Pointer, although rather leggy.
- The long tail is carried horizontally and is not altered.
- The hanging ears are set at eye level and are not altered.
- Nose is pink and the eyes are yellow in keeping with the coat colors.
- Short, fine, thick, and glossy.
- The color is always white with a few bright orange patches.
- Does not provide sufficient insulation when wet, so the dog is not used for water retrieving.
- Minimal grooming required.
Health and Wellness:
- Generally very healthy.
- May be subject to hip dysplasia.
What you should know:
- A fine dog for hunting small game, but it is not a good choice for retrieving from the water.
- Makes a good companion dog for the family.
- Will be extremely difficult to find a puppy in the United States.