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Braque du Bourbonnais

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Club Contact Details

Club: Braque du Bourbonnais Club of America
Name: Cindy Petkwitz
Address: 572 Hollywood, Grosse Pointe, MI 48236
Phone: 313-881-8603


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Did You Know?

The Braque du Bourbonnais is a pointer with a calm, gentle demeanor that is ideally suited for the foot hunter. The breed's relatively small size and short coat well suits them as an ideal...

The Braque du Bourbonnais has gained a strong foothold in North America, now in some years there are more pups registered in United States then its homeland of France.

The Braque du Bourbonnais has been assigned the Sporting Group designation.

The Braque du Bourbonnais has been recorded in the Foundation Stock Service since May 2011.

From the May 2011 Board Meeting - Three new breeds were added to the Foundation Stock Service Program - the Miniature American Shepherd, Braque du Bourbonnais and Hamiltonstovare.

The Braque du Bourbonnais was first imported into the United States in 1988.

During the 1900's a fixation to produce a tailless pointing dog with its unique ticking color without any patches nearly destroyed the breed due to the deleterious effects of inbreeding....

The breed was revitalized with out-crossings to other breeds, primarily the English pointer and the subsequent acceptance of dogs with docked tails with limited patches of color on the...

After two World Wars the Braque du Bourbonnais and ensuing lack of breeding activities brought extinction to the breed during the 1960's. Then in the 1970's under the leadership of Michel...

From the November 2011 Board Meeting - The Braque du Bourbonnais was approved to compete in AKC Performance Events effective January 1, 2012.

The Bourbonnais is an ancient breed that evolved in France during the 15th century in the historic province of Bourbonnais. By the 1800's the breed was known amongst French hunters as...

The name is pronounced brock-do-bor-bon-NAY.

Based on their vision and commitment the Braque du Bourbonnais was recreated as a breed. By the end of the 1970's Braque du Bourbonnais were being registered with the French stud book....

Today the breed thrives in France and has gained the support of hunters and followers across Europe and North America.

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.


Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
Chestnut 070
Fawn 082


Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code
Ticked 013