Braque Du Bourbonnais Hunting Dogs and Puppies for sale

The Braque du Bourbonnais is one of the oldest French pointers originally out of Bourbon, a region of central France. The breed was known in 1598 to be a dog that was skilled at hunting quail. It was described by some as a breed that was a pleasant companion of the hunter. Breeders became obsessed with the looks and did not breed any dogs that varied from their strict rules of no spots or long tails. The gene pool was greatly diminished and between 1963 and 1973 there were no registrations with L.O.F. As a result of the dog being bred on appearance alone, the hunting instincts were greatly sacrificed. But in 1970 under the direction of Michel Comte, a team of breeders took on the task of helping the survival of the Bourbonnais Pointing Dog. With the acceptance of spots and docked tails the hunting instincts were brought back into the breed. The first Bourbonnais was imported into the US in the late 1980's. It is doing well today and is considered a good hunting and family companion. They have exceptional noses, with great desire and drive. They also have a deliberate search in the field. The Braque du Bourbonnais' are calm, affectionate family companions. They are wrapped up in a medium sized package with a short easy to manage coats.