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Braque d'Auvergne

History

The Braque d'Auvergne, also known as the Auvergne Pointer, is a French dog originally bred for hunting wild boar and other game. The breed was first developed in the 16th century in the Auvergne region of central France, where it was bred by nobles and aristocrats. The breed originated from crosses between various French and Spanish pointers and dogs that were originally used by the Celts and Romans.

Character

The Braque d'Auvergne is an intelligent, friendly and energetic dog with a great passion for hunting. They are excellent hunting dogs known for their stamina and ability to work in rough terrain and in all weather conditions. They also make good family dogs and are affectionate and loyal to their owners. Because of their intelligence, they are easy to train, but do require consistent and patient training.

Health

In general, the Braque d'Auvergne is a healthy breed. However, as with all breeds, they can be prone to certain conditions, such as hip dysplasia and eye problems. It is important when choosing a breeder to ensure that both parent dogs have been tested for these conditions. Due to their love of food and sniffing, they can also be predisposed to developing obesity. It is important to control their diet and give them plenty of exercise.

Care

The Braque d'Auvergne has a short and thick coat that requires little maintenance. It is sufficient to brush the coat weekly to remove loose hair and to maintain the shine of the coat. They need regular exercise and will enjoy long walks and playing in the yard. As with all dog breeds, it is important to trim their nails, brush their teeth and keep their ears clean to prevent health problems.

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