The Braque d’Auvergne is a very ancient breed, present in the Cantal region for more than two centuries. Descending from a multi-pointer common source, derivation has been made by a selection to which the Knights of Malta might have participated. Created by and for hunters, it has a strong identity reinforced by its coat.
Gentle dog, very affectionate, intelligent and obedient. Its training consists mainly of developing its natural abilities. Its sense of smell is powerful. It adapts well to family life.
Braque d’Auvergne males measure 22.5-24.8 in (57-63 cm) at the withers. Females are slightly smaller.
Body: The length of the body (from the point of the shoulder to the point of the buttock) is approximately equal to the height at the withers). The depth of the chest equals half the height of the dog at the withers.
Head: Length of muzzle slightly less or equal to the length of the skull.
Coat & Colour
Skin: Fine enough, rather loose without exaggeration. Hair: Short not too fine, never hard, shiny. Colour: Black with white markings of variable importance. Flecked or greying. This difference cannot be used to separate two subjects of the same quality. The head should be black preferable with a white blaze on the muzzle extending to the skull. The white of that blaze can extend laterally on the muzzle. A white and flecked ear or the side of the head white and flecked cannot be considered as faults.