Braco de Saint Germain

Braco de Saint Germain

The Braque Saint-Germain is a rather obedient and reserved dog. It is unlikely to make a good guard. This breed cannot be classified as a guard dog. But for the family, the four-legged will be a great companion that quickly becomes attached to the owner. Kind and affectionate, the dog never shows aggression towards children. But it is not recommended to leave it alone with babies.

Breed Information

Another NameSaint Germain Pointer
OriginFrance
HeightMales 56-62 cm
Females 54-59 cm
Weight18-26 kg
FurShort, medium hardness
ColorGrayish-white, with red spots
Lifespan10-12 years
FCI ClassificationPointing Dogs
GroupHunting dogs, apartment dogs, dogs for kids
Price$600-800

Breed Photos

Origin History

The breed was bred by gamekeepers from Saint-Germain-Lo, near Paris, in the 1930s. The Braque Saint-Germain came from a cross between the French Braque and the Pointer. They were brought from England, especially for King Charles X. The dog was trendy at the beginning of the last century, but today has become quite rare. The standard of the breed was approved in 1964.

Appearance

The Braque Saint-Germain is a dog of sturdy build. The chest is broad and deep. The back is short and straight. The neck is solid and long. The head has a pronounced occipital tubercle. The muzzle of the dog is long, straightforward, and hunched over. The nose is wide. The ears are long and floppy, not attached to the head. The eyes are light brown, large, set straight.

The limbs are strong and muscular. The paws are long, with tightly clenched toes. The tail is thick at the base, tapering strongly toward the end. The coat is not stiff, short. Coloration is grayish-white, with red spots.

Character

The Braque Saint-Germain is a rather obedient and reserved dog. It is unlikely to make a good guard. This breed cannot be classified as a guard dog. But for the family, the four-legged will be a great companion that quickly becomes attached to the owner. Kind and affectionate, the dog never shows aggression towards children. But it is not recommended to leave it alone with babies.

First and foremost, the Braque Saint-Germain is a hunter. It is characterized by high energy, excitement, and sometimes stubbornness. He is loyal to strangers. With early socialization, he gets along well with other dogs.

Care

Braque Saint-Germain can live both in an apartment and in the countryside. Constant physical activity and walks in the fresh air should be an indispensable attribute.

The coat is short and undemanding in care. It is enough to comb it regularly with a special brush. During shedding, which occurs twice a year, you need to comb out the pet every day. You should not often bathe so as not to wash away the protective coating on the dog鈥檚 coat. The dog鈥檚 long ears also need constant cleaning. The same can be said about teeth.

Training

The Braque Saint-Germain is an intelligent and persistent dog. It is easy to train. The pet willingly and diligently learns new things. It is vital to find the right approach to training. Under no circumstances shout at the pet and do not use brute force. Training in the form of a game will interest the dog much more. Don鈥檛 forget to motivate your pet with praise and affection, as well as different treats. Correct and unexciting training turns your dog into a top-notch hunter and a great companion.

Common Diseases

Braque Saint-Germain鈥檚 are not known for their robust health. Common ailments:

  • hip dysplasia;
  • tartar;
  • eye and ear infections.

To avoid otitis media, you should regularly clean your pet鈥檚 floppy ears, which are prone to inflammation. You don鈥檛 want to start this process to prevent your dog from going deaf. To prevent tartar and other dental diseases, you need to brush your pet鈥檚 teeth regularly. It should be done with a special silicone toothbrush for dogs using a paste. Braque Saint-Germain鈥檚 eyes also need to be examined and cleaned to avoid infectious diseases.

Nutrition

The Braque Saint-Germain needs a nutritious and proper diet. The pet of this breed is usually active and energetic. Therefore, the main part of the diet should consist of food rich in proteins and minerals. You should also not forget about chondroprotective for better functioning of ligaments and tendons.

Braque Saint-Germain is picky about food. Inadequate nutrition can disrupt the proper functioning of the animal鈥檚 body. Therefore, when formulating the pet鈥檚 diet, it is better not to guess and immediately contact a specialist. He will help you with the right advice. To avoid problems with nutrition, it is recommended to use ready-made food.