Braque Du Bourbonnais
The Braque Du Bourbonnais comes from France. The dog is very loyal and adaptable. He can integrate well into a family, but is a working dog. He likes other four-legged friends, but is sometimes a bit shy when dealing with strangers. Therefore, the Braque Du Bourbonnais is rather not suitable as a guard dog. The animals can form a very close bond. In the past, the dogs were especially valued for their hunting skills.
The Braque Du Bourbonnais is medium sized and graceful. He is considered a very muscular and athletic dog. He has a short coat. The base color of the coat is usually white with a brown pale tinge in the form of spots. Males usually grow between 51 cm and 57 cm in height. Females grow between 48 cm and 55 cm. Females weigh slightly less than males. Males weigh between 18 and 25 kg and females between 16 and 22 kg.
The Braque Du Bourbonnais is considered a very good-natured and loyal dog. He also has great adaptability, which makes him a very good pet. Nevertheless, this four-legged dog is a working dog. The Braque Du Bourbonnais can integrate well into a family and likes to form a close bond. Sometimes this can even be too strong and the dog suffers from dependence or separation anxiety from you.
The animal appreciates interacting with other dogs. He is very good at joining a pack. You can prevent aggression with this breed through early socialization. If you own other small pets like cats or birds, you should be careful. Your Braque Du Bourbonnais will love to chase them. They are not suitable as guard dogs, as they can sometimes be shy or reserved around other people.
The Braque Du Bourbonnais also gets along extremely well with your children. However, young dogs may be a bit too rambunctious for very young children. The Braque Du Bourbonnais is valued in hunting for its responsiveness and adaptability. The animals can hunt in a wide variety of landscapes. In addition, they can track a wide variety of animal species.
The right food
Your four-legged friend should receive a high-quality dog food from you. You should buy it in stores or prepare it yourself under the guidance of your veterinarian. You should always adapt the diet to the age of the dog. The needs and eating habits can vary greatly between puppies and adult dogs.
Some dogs are prone to obesity. Therefore, pay attention to the calorie consumption and weight of your dog. Treats can help you to educate your dog. However, too many of them can lead to severe obesity in the dog and thus harm the dogs.
If you are not sure what the optimal weight of your dog is, ask your veterinarian. It's also best to ask for advice on diet. You should also provide your dog with fresh water at all times.
Braque Du Bourbonnais Care
The Braque du Bourbonnais is a very intelligent quadruped. He is usually well trainable. The dog is quite active. Therefore, a high daily exercise is required. This will prevent the development of behavioral problems. As with all breeds, puppies should be socialized and trained to as early as possible. The Braque Du Bourbonnais is good to train with positive reinforcement.
You should brush your dog a few times a month. This will keep the coat shiny and soft to the touch. You should not use strong agents such as shampoo or similar to wash your dog. These can lead to skin infections in your dog.
You don't need more accessories for your Braque Du Bourbonnais than for other dogs. You should buy quality dog food and a leash. Also, provide a bowl and always a water dish. In addition, a brush can not hurt and a toy. With this you can better exercise your energetic four-legged friend. You should also find a veterinarian you trust.
Origin & History
The Braque du Bourbonnais dates back to the 16th century. The animal was described as a robust and hardy companion of the hunter. It is not possible to determine the exact origin of the Braque du Bourbonnais. Its bloodlines cannot be traced back to the past.
Until the beginning of the First World War, the Braque du Bourbonnais became more and more popular and popular. However, by the end of the Second World War, the animals were almost extinct, as they were not bred during the wars. Therefore, the breed fell into oblivion.
Between 1963 and 1973, no purebred Braque du Bourbonnais were registered. In 1970, a French hunter began to save the animals. First, he gathered other breeders who also had an interest in the rebirth of the breed. These breeders searched for surviving Braque du Bourbonnais in France.
There was no purebred Braque Du Bourbonnais left, so breeders resorted to crossbreeds. This breeding program succeeded in rebuilding the breed. The Club du Braque du Bourbonnais was founded in 1982 by Michel Comte and other breeders of the Braque du Bourbonnais. In 1985, the breed was officially recognized again.