Fédération Cynologique Internationale

United Kennel Club

French Pointing Dog - Pyrenean type

(Braque Français, type Pyrénées, Petite Taille)

Braque Francais, de Petite Taille


ORIGIN

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France.

PUBLISHED

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06.05.1988.

UTILISATION

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Pointing dog.

CLASSIFICATION

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

UKC
Gun Dog

TRANSLATION

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Mrs. Peggy Davis.

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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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 Petite Taille is a small sized Pyrenean type breed, originally from the South West of France and the Central Pyrenees. The Braque Francais De Petite Taille was recognized by the United Kennel Club in 2006.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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The small size French Pointing Dogs « Braque type », noble appearance, powerful but without excessive heaviness, robust with strong bone structure. The females are finer. It shows, while keeping all proportions, with more reduced dimensions and lighter shapes, the same general characteristics as those of the « Gascogne type ». Skin tighter than that of the Gascogne type.
UKC
A Braque type pointing dog of medium proportions and noble appearance, not heavy but sufficiently muscled. The females are finer. The skin is tighter than on the Gascogne type.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

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Length of muzzle somewhat shorter than that of the skull.

HEAD

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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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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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Neither shallow nor accentuated.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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

Muzzle

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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 less pendant than on the Gascogne type.

Lips

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The lips are less pendent or less convex than in the Gascogne type.

Jaws/Teeth

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

Eyes

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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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Medium length, set on above the eye line, and not too broad at the base. Barely folded and rounded at the tips. Must end one inch short of the nose leather.

Leathers

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Set on above eye line, barely folded. The tips of the leathers must end at 2 cm from the nose leather.

NECK

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Slight or no dewlap.
UKC
Of good length and slightly arched. There may be a slight dewlap.

BODY

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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 more tuck up than the Gascogne type.

Back

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

Loin

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Short, muscled, slightly arched.

Croup

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Slightly oblique in relation to the topline.

Chest

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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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Belly less let down than in the Gascogne type.

TAIL

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Fine; can be docked or naturally short.
UKC
Set off the natural line of the croup. Docked or natural or a natural bob.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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They are lighter than in the Gascogne type.
UKC
The shoulders are muscular and moderately oblique. The upper arm is strong and well muscled.

Shoulder

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Muscular and moderately sloping.

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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Long, straight, and vertical.

FEET

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

Forefeet

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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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Tight

HINDQUARTERS

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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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Fleshy, muscular.

Lower thigh

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Muscular.

Hock

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Moderately angulated.

Rear pastern

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Tarsal and metatarsal: Rather short.

COAT

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HAIR

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Finer and shorter than that of the Gascogne Type.
UKC
Fine, and short.

COLOUR

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  • 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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Female 47 - 56 cm.
The size of 50 to 55 cm is the one to aim for which covers the most numerous utilizations.
UKC
Height at the withers for males is 18.5 inches to 23 inches. For females, it is 18.5 inches to 22 inches. Preferred size is 19.5-21.5 inches.

FAULTS

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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 hyperlight.
  • Lips too droopy or too light.
  • Round eyes caused by the exaggeration of the zygomatic and superciliary arches.
  • Leathers set at eye level, too long (touching the nose).
  • Belly too tucked up (whippety).
  • Splayed feet.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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  • Aggressive or overly shy.
  • Split nose, pronounced depigmentation of the nose leather.
  • Entropion, ectropion, pink spots at the base of the eyelids.
  • No tail (anury).
  • 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. Split nose. Pronounced lack of pigment on the nose. Overshot or undershot bite. 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.