Braque du Bourbonnais
Originated in the Provence de Bourbonnais in France at the end of the 16th century this muscular breed is energetic and athletic. Due to its provincial history and restricted gene pool the breed virtually disappeared from registration between 1963 and 1973. However, dedicated breeders worked toward the resurrecting the Braque du Bourbonnais and the dog continues to be found today.
The Braque du Bourbonnais possesses an excellent sense of smell and can point and retrieve with efficiency. Its coat mottled or ticked and the ranges from fawn to light brown in color. Loyal and attentive, this dog is adaptable to different terrains and makes an excellent field trial competitor.
Males weigh between 39 to 55 and stand between 20 to 22.5 inches tall at the withers while females will weigh 35 to 49 pounds and stand 18.5 to 22 inches tall.