Fédération Cynologique Internationale

United Kennel Club

French Pointing Dog - Gascogne type

(Braque Français, type Gascogne, Grande Taille)

Braque Francais, de Grande Taille


ORIGIN

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FCI
France.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
06.05.1988.

UTILISATION

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FCI
Pointing dog.

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
Mrs. Peggy Davis.

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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FCI
There are two different types of French Pointing Dogs the large size « Gascogne type » and the small size « Pyrenean type ». Both types are originally from the South-West of France and the Central Pyrenees where they stayed in pure state.
UKC
There are two types of French Pointing Dogs: the large size, which are known as the Gascogne type; and the smaller size, which are known as the Pyrenean type. The Braque Francais, De Grande Taille is a large sized Gascogne type breed, originally from the Southwest of France and the Central Pyrenees. The Braque Francais De Grande Taille was recognized by the United Kennel Club in 2006.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
Pointing dog of medium proportions with « Braque » type, noble appearance, powerful but without excessive heaviness, robust with strong bone structure. The females are finer. The skin is supple, quite loose.
UKC
A Braque type pointing dog of medium proportions and noble appearance, powerful, strong and robust but not overly heavy. The females are finer. The skin is supple and loose.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

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FCI
Length of muzzle somewhat shorter than that of the skull.

HEAD

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FCI
Quite important but not too heavy. In profile, the lines of the skull and the muzzle are slightly divergent.
UKC
Substantial, but not too heavy.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Almost flat or very slightly rounded; shows a medium furrow only lightly marked. The occipital protuberance is barely prominent.
UKC
Almost flat or very slightly rounded, with a slight median furrow. No prominence of occiput. The stop is moderate.

Stop

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FCI
Neither shallow nor accentuated.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Broad, brown in colour, nostrils well opened.
UKC
Broad, brown in color, with well opened nostrils.

Muzzle

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FCI
Broad and rectangular, sometimes a little convex.
UKC
Somewhat shorter than the skull. Broad and rectangular, sometimes convex in profile. The toplines of the skull and muzzle are slightly divergent. The lips are pendant.

Lips

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FCI
Pendent; the labial commissure is quite folded.

Jaws/Teeth

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FCI
Must be complete. Pincer bite is tolerated.
UKC
The Braque Francais, De Grande Taille has a complete set of evenly spaced, white teeth meeting in a scissors or level bite.

Eyes

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FCI
Well open and well set into the eye socket, chestnut brown or dark yellow. The expression is frank.
UKC
Deeply set and well opened, with a frank expression. Chestnut brown or dark yellow in color.

Ears

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UKC
Medium length, set at eye level, and not too broad at the base. Slightly folded, and rounded at the tips. Must reach to the rear edge of the nose leather.

Leathers

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FCI
Of medium length, set at eye level, not too broad at their set on, framing the head well, slightly folded and rounded at their tip. One or two vertical folds may be on the cheek at level and a little above the attachment of the ear. The tip of the leathers must reach the rear rim of the noseleather.

NECK

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FCI
Of good length, slightly arched in its upper part, always with a slight dewlap.
UKC
Of good length and slightly arched. There is always a slight dewlap.

BODY

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UKC
The chest is broad and deep to the elbow. The ribs are well rounded. The back is strong and straight, sometimes a bit long, but always well supported. The loin is short, muscular and slightly arched. The croup is slightly oblique. The belly is flat with only slight tuck up.

Back

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FCI
Broad, straight, sometimes a bit long but always well sustained.

Loin

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FCI
Short, muscled, slightly arched.

Croup

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FCI
Slightly oblique in relation to the topline.

Chest

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FCI
Broad seen from the front, long in profile, reaching to the level of the elbow; the ribs are rounded without exaggeration.

Underline and belly

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FCI
Flat. Belly only slightly tucked up.

TAIL

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FCI
Generally docked and continuing the convexity of the line of the rump, although the long tail, if well carried, is not a fault, no more than the naturally short tail.
UKC
Set off the natural line of the croup. Generally docked, but a natural tail or a natural bob are not a fault.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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FCI
Legs vertical, straight and muscular.
UKC
The shoulders are very muscular, and moderately oblique. The upper arm is strong and well muscled.

Shoulder

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Very muscular and moderately oblique.

Upper Arm

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Strong and well muscled.

Elbow

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At level of the sternum.

FORELEGS

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UKC
Long, straight and vertical.

FEET

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UKC
Nearly round with tight, well arched toes. The nails are strong and the pads are thick and fleshy.

Forefeet

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FCI
Toes are tight and well arched, giving a compact ensemble, nearly round. The nails are strong and the pads thick and fleshy.

Hind feet

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FCI
Compact, almost round.

HINDQUARTERS

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FCI
They are really vertical and straight.
UKC
Very straight and vertical, with fleshy, muscular thighs. The hocks are moderately angulated and the rear pasterns are short.

Thigh

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FCI
Fleshy, muscular.

Lower thigh

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FCI
Muscular.

Hock

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FCI
Moderately angulated.

Rear pastern

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FCI
Tarsal and metatarsal: Rather short.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Rather thick and well furnished; finer on the head and ears.
UKC
Rather thick and well furnished, finer on the head and ears.

COLOUR

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FCI

  • Chestnut brown.
  • Chestnut brown and white.
  • Chestnut brown and white strongly speckled.
  • Chestnut brown marked with tan (above the eyes, at the lips and on the legs).
UKC
Chestnut brown, either solid or mixed with white. With or without ticking or roaning or tan markings.

SIZE

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Height at withers

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FCI

Male 58 to 69 cm.
Female 56 to 68 cm.
Preferred size 61 to 63 cm.
UKC
Height at the withers for males is 23 inches to 27 inches. For females, it is 22 inches to 26.5 inches. Preferred size is 24-25 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.
  • Dog too heavy or too light.
  • Occipital protuberance too pronounced.
  • Lips too thick or not let down enough.
  • Eyes round caused by exaggeration of the zygomatic and superciliary arches.
  • Leathers flat and too short, or too curled.
  • Belly too tucked up (whippety).
  • Splayed feet.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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FCI

  • Aggressive or overly shy.
  • Skull/muzzle lines converging or too divergent.
  • Split nose, pronounced depigmentation.
  • Over- or undershot mouth.
  • Entropion, ectropion, pink spots on the eyelids.
  • Absence of tail.
  • Syndactyly (toes grown together), surplus toes, absence of toes.
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. Split nose. Pronounced lack of pigment on the nose. Entropion, ectropion, or pink spots on the eyelids. Complete absence of a tail.
Teeth: Overshot or undershot bite.
Nose: Split nose. Pronounced lack of pigment on the nose.
Eyes: Entropion, ectropion, or pink spots on the eyelids.
Tail: Complete absence of a tail.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

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