The Braque Francais Pyrenean is a medium-sized French pointer bred to hunt the rugged Pyrenees Mountains on the border of France and Spain. It is the smaller, faster and more popular of the two Braque Francais breeds (the other being the Braque Francais Gascony).
The original Braque Français pointing dog has existed in France since the fifteenth century. In the late 1880’s hunters in the Pyrenees began breeding their Braque Français with smaller local spaniels and scent hounds, and developed the Braque Francais Pyrenean.
The standards for both breeds were written in 1880 and they are recognized in their home country by the French Kennel Club (Société Centrale Canine, S.C.C). The S.C.C. prohibits inbreeding or line-breeding and will not register any dog with common ancestors in the first three generations of its pedigree.
Weight: 37–55 lbs (17–25 kg) Male: 37–55 lbs (17–25 kg)
Height: Female: 19–22 inches (47–56 cm) Male: 19–23 inches (47–58 cm)
Coat: Short and soft.
Color: Solid Chestnut brown or mixed with white.
Life span: 12–15 years
Temperament: Affectionate, Obedient, Sociable, Athletic.
Health: No major health issues. Some hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, luxating patella, cataracts, entropion, ectropion and progressive retinal atrophy (PRA).
• Most popular French Pointing Dog in its native country of France.
CKC: Group 1 – (sporting)
UKC: Gun Dog
FCI: Group 7, Section 1.1 Continental Pointing Dogs: Pointer type #134