Fédération Cynologique Internationale

United Kennel Club

St. Germain Pointer

(Braque Saint-Germain)

Braque Saint Germain


ORIGIN

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FCI
France.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
25.03.2003.

UTILISATION

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FCI
Pointing breed used principally on feather but can also hunt fur bearing game.

CLASSIFICATION

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FCI
Group 7Pointing Dogs
Section 1.1Continental Pointing Dogs, 'Braque' type
With working trial

UKC
Gun Dog

TRANSLATION

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FCI
John Miller and Raymond Triquet

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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FCI
It is a descendant of dogs obtained by crossing an English pointer with a Continental pointer.
The breed was created around 1830 in the royal kennels at Compiègne, then in Saint Germain en Laye.
This dog was in great vogue until the beginning of the 20th century and was the most shown pointing breed in the first dog shows, notably at the first French dog show of 1863.
The French breed club was created in March, 1913.
UKC
A French pointing breed that was created around 1830 by crossing an English Pointer with a Continental Pointer. The breed was in great vogue until the beginning of the 20th Century; being the most shown pointing breed in the first French dog shows. The Braque Saint Germain was recognized by the United Kennel Club in 2006.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
A breed of medium general proportions with planes of the head and of the muzzle parallel, or very slightly divergent, and with a moderately marked stop. The bone is relatively heavy, the muscular system adapted to work requiring endurance. The coat is fawn and white in colour, without any black being present. In action, its quest is of average range and its gallop regular and supple.
UKC
A medium sized fawn and white pointing breed with relatively heavy bone and strong musculature.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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FCI
Hunter above all, it is very sociable, equable and affectionate and won’t suffer brusque treatment during its training. Everything considered, it is easy to train. It hunts with passion pheasant, partridge and woodcock on any terrain, retrieving with a soft mouth. Very close to man, it appreciates living with the family.
UKC
Sociable and easy to train, the Braque Saint Germain is an excellent hunter, with a soft mouth.

HEAD

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CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Slightly rounded, ogival at the rear, with a prominent occipital protuberance. The zygomatic arch is hardly emphasized.
UKC
The skull is slightly rounded, with a prominent occipital protuberance. The stop is not too pronounced.

Stop

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FCI
Not too pronounced.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Broad, with well-open nostrils, dark pink in colour.
UKC
Broad, with well opened nostrils. Pink in color.

Muzzle

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FCI
Bridge of the nose straight or very slightly convex; muzzle of the same length as the skull.
Palate: Devoid of black.
UKC
The muzzle is the same length as the skull. The bridge of the nose is straight or very slightly convex. The lips are fine, and cover the lower jaw. There is no black on the lips or the palate.

Lips

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FCI
They completely cover the lower jaw; they are relatively fine and devoid of black spots.

Jaws/Teeth

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FCI
The jaws are sturdy, of equal length; the teeth are large, well aligned. Scissors bite.
UKC
The Braque Saint Germain has a complete set of strong, white teeth meeting in a scissors bite.

Eyes

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FCI
Well open, relatively large, golden-yellow in colour, well set in the orbits; the look is candid and mild.
UKC
Relatively large and well opened, set well into the orbits. Golden yellow in color, with a mild expression.

Ears

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FCI
Set on level with the eye, not too long. The pinna presents a longitudinal crease. They are rounded at their extremities and are slightly detached from the head.
UKC
Set on a level with the eye, and not too long. Rounded at the ends, and slightly detached from the head.

NECK

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FCI
Muscled, relatively long, somewhat arched, a very slight dewlap is tolerated.
UKC
Well muscled, relatively long, and slightly arched. A slight dewlap is tolerated.

BODY

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UKC
The chest is long, deep and broad, with a slightly protruding prosternum. The ribs are long and well sprung. The back is horizontal, and the loin is short, broad and sturdy. The croup is slightly sloping. There is a slight tuck up.

Back

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Horizontal.

Loin

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Relatively short, broad and sturdy.

Croup

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Slightly slanting.

Chest

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FCI
Long, deep and broad. The point of the sternum is slightly protruding. The ribs are long and well sprung.

Underline and belly

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FCI
Slightly tucked-up and joining the chest progressively, without rupture. The chest being long, the flank is short.

TAIL

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FCI
Set relatively low, it doesn’t reach further than the point of the hock, is thick at the beginning and terminates in a point; in action, it is carried horizontally
UKC
Set relatively low, strong at the base, and tapering to a point. It does not reach further than to the point of the hock. In action, it is carried horizontally.

LIMBS

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FCI
Good bone, at rest the muscles are discernable under the skin.

FOREQUARTERS

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UKC
The shoulder blades are long, oblique and muscular. The upper arm is slightly sloping.

Shoulder

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FCI
Long, oblique, muscled, as suits a galloper

Upper Arm

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Slightly sloping

FORELEGS

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UKC
Strong, muscular and vertical, with good bone. Pasterns are short and slightly sloping.

Forearm

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FCI
Strong, muscular, vertical.

Pastern

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FCI
Short, very slightly sloping seen in profile.

FEET

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UKC
Long, with tight toes and firm pads. The nails are light.

Forefeet

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FCI
Long, toes tight, toenails very light in colour, even white, pads firm.

Hind feet

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FCI
Identical to the forefoot.

HINDQUARTERS

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FCI
Limbs well poised when seen from behind.
UKC
The limbs are well poised when seen from behind.

Thigh

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FCI
Long and muscled.

HIND LEGS

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UKC
The thighs are long and well muscled. The rear pasterns are short, vertical and dry.

Lower thigh

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Well muscled.

Hock

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FCI
Broad and in the axis of the body.

Rear pastern

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Short, vertical, dry.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
The normal gait is the gallop; it should be supple, balanced and capable of being maintained; its reach is average. At any gait, the head is carried slightly above the topline, never lower. The Saint Germain pointer covers ground well, whatever the gait.
UKC
The Saint Germain covers ground well, regardless of the gait it is using. The head is carried above the topline, never lower.

SKIN

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FCI
Rather fine.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Short, not too fine.
UKC
Short ,and not too fine.

COLOUR

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FCI
Dull white with orange (fawn) markings; some mottling is tolerated, but not sought after. The ear is fawn (a very sparse amount of white is tolerated but not sought after).
UKC
Dull white with orange (fawn) markings. Some ticking is tolerated but not sought after. The ear is fawn, some white is tolerated.

SIZE

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Height at withers

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FCI
Males: 56 cm minimum (22”) 62 cm maximum (24.4”) with a tolerance of +2 cm (0.8”) for exceptional subjects. Females: 54 cm minimum (21.3”) 59 cm maximum (28.7”) with a tolerance of +2 cm (0.8”) for exceptional subjects.
UKC
Height for males is 22 inches to 24.5 inches. For females, it is 21 inches to 23.5 inches.

FAULTS

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FCI

Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.
Skull: Too broad.
Eyes: Small, wild looking, lemon-coloured.
Ears: Reminding one of the corkscrew ears of scent hounds
Croup: Too slanted.
Feet: Splayed, presence of dewclaws

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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FCI

Temperament: Aggressive or overly shy.
Lack of type: Insufficient breed characteristics, which means the animal on the whole doesn’t resemble other samples of the breed.
Jaws/Teeth: Absence of more than one tooth, aside from the first premolars; faulty position of the teeth. Overshot or undershot mouth.
Eyes: Brown or black in colour.
Abnormal markings: Presence of black, notably On the nose; On the lips; On the palate; In the nails
Height: Outside the limits defined by the standard.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
UKC

Unilateral or bilateral cryptorchid. Viciousness or extreme shyness. Albinism. Overshot or undershot bite. Brown or black eyes. Black nose. Black pigment. Black in coat. Black nails.
Teeth: Overshot or undershot bite.
Nose: Black nose.
Eyes: Brown or black eyes. Black pigment.
Feet: Black nails.
Color: Black in coat.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.