Braque d'Auvergne

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Life span

14 Years


28 Kg


Gun Dogs

Braque d'Auvergne Overview

The Braque d’Auvergne makes a wonderful family pet. This dog breed is a highly skilled hunter by nature and their temperament makes them a popular choice of dog breed for many UK households. They’re extremely affectionate, lively and very active; they do require lots of exercise or they become bored and sometimes destructive.

The Braque d’Auvergne suits an active family that loves the outdoors and will happily spend most of their time playing with their owner. As they have a fairly high prey drive, they’re not suited to a family that has smaller pets. This dog breed has a wonderful attitude towards life and is always looking to please their owners.

Braque d'Auvergne Characteristics

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History & Origin

The Braque d'Auvergne as the name suggests is native to France the region of Auvergne. The Braque d'Auvergne was bred because of the need for a hunting dog in the mountainous region of Auvergne. 

Braque d'Auvergne Temperament

The Braque d'Auvergne has a lot of stamina and is never happier when their out and about working or being kept busy by their owners. They're active, hard-working and energetic. The Braque d'Auvergne is very affectionate and kind natured, making them a wonderful addition to a family. 

Braque d'Auvergne Training

The Braque d'Auvergne is an intelligent dog breed and training them is relatively easy and a real pleasure for new owners. Training should start early and be consistent and they will blossom into a happy. content and well-balanced dog. They excel at retrieving objects and interactive sporting games. 


The Braque d'Auvergne has a smooth coat which means they are low maintenance when it comes to grooming. Brushing their coat once a week is enough to keep their coat tidy and to remove any dead hair. During the Spring and Autumn seasons is when they shed the most and will require more brushing. 

As with all other dog breeds, they require regular brushing of their teeth and regular cleaning of their eyes, ears and paws. 


The Braque d'Auvergne like many other dog breeds suffers from a few health conditions. Is worth noting that they don't necessarily suffer from all the listed health conditions and regular exercise and a healthy diet will help keep them healthy and happy. Listed below are some of the health conditions the Braque d'Auvergne may suffer from:

  • Patella luxation
  • Cataracts 
  • Cherry eye
  • Joint problems 
  • Ectropion
  • Aortic stenosis 
  • Hip dysplasia 

Braque d'Auvergne Exercise Needs

The Braque d'Auvergne has a lot of energy and extremely intelligent. They require plenty of ofexercise and mental stimulation to become happy and well-balanced dogs. On a daily basis, this dog breed requires 2 hours of exercise and mental stimulation and would, therefore, suit an active family with some outdoor space. 

Children and other pets

The Braque d'Auvergne loves to be part of a family and would, therefore, be an ideal pet for a family with children. They love playtime and enjoying the company of their loved ones. Playtime between dogs and children must always be supervised to prevent any rough play. 

They also get on well with other household pets provided they're socialised correctly from a young age.