Braque Saint Germain

Other names/Nicknames:
  • St. Germain Pointer
Country/Date of origin:
  • France
  • 1700′s
Height:
  • 20 to 24 inches
Weight:
  • 40 to 57 pounds
Personality:
  • Rather reserved with strangers.
  • Obedient and loyal to its owner.
  • Not noisy, but rather quiet and gentle.
  • A willing worker.
History:

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.

Body Type:
  • 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.
Coat:
  • 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.
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