Braque Francais Pyrenean

The Braque Francais Pyrenean is a well-proportioned, medium-sized dog with a soft, shorthaired coat. They are Intelligent, friendly, and trainable.

Daily Care

Grooming Tips

Beyond regular weekly grooming, the occasional bath will keep theBraque Francais Pyrenean clean and looking his best. The breed’s strong, fast-growing nails should be trimmed regularly with a nail clipper or grinder to avoid overgrowth, splitting and cracking.
Ears should be checked regularly to avoid a buildup of wax and debris, which can result in infection. Teeth should be brushed regularly.

Exercise Tips

The Braque Francais was developed as a hunting breed so it is a fairly active and energetic dog. This breed requires plenty of mental and physical stimulation on a daily basis including a long daily walk and plenty of active play time. This breed will also enjoy having a yard to run around in.

Feeding Tips

The Braque Francais is a medium-to-large-sized breed so it requires a dog food diet formulated specifically for dogs of its size.
It is also important to note that the breed was developed as a working breed so, if you plan to train your Braque Francais for hunting or other tasks, you may want to feed your dog an active or working breed formula.
When choosing a dog food, make sure to select one made with high-quality ingredients including animal protein and digestible carbohydrates.

Health Tips

Most Pyrenean Type French Pointersare healthy dogs, andresponsible breedersscreen their stock for common health problems. Good breeders utilize health screening and genetic testing to reduce the likelihood of disease in their puppies.


The Braque Francais is a highly intelligent breed that responds well to training. This breed was developed as a hunting breed but they can do well as family pets with proper socialization and training.
He is also a people-oriented breed and eager to please, so training usually goes fairly quickly. It is important to note, however, that this breed is sensitive to correction and they can be somewhat nervous, so it is best to be gentle but consistent with training.
The Braque Francais is naturally a non-dominant breed so it is easy to train, even by inexperienced dog owners.


The BraqueFrançais, in general, descends from an old type of gun dog used to point the location of game birds, specifically the Old Spanish Pointer and the now extinct Southern Hound. They have existed since the 15th century.
At the end of the 19th century, a search began to find the original dogs and two separate varieties were found. The Gascony type was the heavier, larger size and was considered truer to their classic gun dog fathers and grandfathers. The Pyrenean type dogs were bred by hunters wanting a leaner, faster version of the classic Braque Français.
Interest grew in these rustic hunting dogs, so by the early 20th century, the first breed club formed. They decided to support both varieties of BraqueFrançais with separate standards for each.
Today, the Pyrenean Type is the most popular French Pointing Dog in its native country of France, with small, devoted followings in Canada and the US as well. He is recognized by the French Kennel Club at home and the FCI internationally.