Get to know the Braque d'Auvergne
All you need to know about the breed
Man’s best friend is very well defined in the lovely Braque d’Auvergne. Docile and agile, both physically and emotionally, the breed has gained a devoted following by those who know their very affable, confident, and friendly manner.
Besides their great temperament, the Braque d’Auvergne is easily recognised for their stunning coat, of short white fur doused with black spots, especially over the eyes and hind quarters. Their markings are hard to miss.
The Braque d’Auvergne is also highly energetic, as one who started off in their native France as a sporting breed. Their body is strong and robust and they have incredible endurance. Watching the dignified gait of the Braque d’Auvergne is a brilliant sight to behold, whether out in the field or in the backyard.
And the breed is comfortable in either setting. One of the charming characteristics about the Braque d’Auvergne is their sense of calm. The strong, silent type, this is a dog that seems quite at ease with themselves. Family is everything to them as well, and they’re a natural around children, once trained, with whom they adore playing. The Braque d’Auvergne’s downside? They’re too accepting, so use as a guard dog won’t be in their future anytime soon.
2 facts about Braques d’Auvergne
Things to look out for
From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your Braque d’Auvergne
How healthy are they?
Very! The Braque d’Auvergne is generally as robust as they come. The breed has a good long lifespan and has been known to show very little susceptibility to illness, with no track record of chronic diseases. Nonetheless, it’s important to keep up routine veterinary checks to ensure that their good health record stays intact.
Cut to the chase
Instincts sometimes rule and with the Braque d’Auvergne, a prey drive can happen. The dog has been raised as a sporting one so will often chase smaller, furry animals, including cats, rabbits, or mice. Early and firm training will curb this behaviour and bring out the best in the breed.
Caring for your Braque d’Auvergne
Grooming, training and exercise tips
The Braque d’Auvergne is blessed with a short, tight coat, thus requires little grooming. Weekly brushing should suffice for a dog that will be pleased to receive the attention. Since the Braque d’Auvergne spends so much time outdoors, they should be checked pretty much daily for any lingering twigs or stones that may get caught in toe pads or elsewhere, depending on the terrain and the season. Speaking of, their nails should be trimmed regularly and teeth brushed as many times per week as possible. Highly active dogs like the Braque d’Auvergne require a good deal of daily exercise, otherwise they will be bored, or worse, destructive in the house. If in anything other than a rural setting, make sure to get out on at least two daily walks (runs, all the better) or any other activity that lets them stretch their long legs. A docile breed, the Braque d’Auvergne will easily answer to commands - if they’re given gently. Braques d’Auvergne possess a great temperament, so training should be a smooth process for everyone involved.