United Kennel Club





Braque Saint Germain




The sequence follows FCI breed standard.

CLASSIFICATION

: Gun Dog

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

: A French pointing breed that was created around 1830 by crossing an English Pointer with a Continental Pointer. The breed was in great vogue until the beginning of the 20th Century; being the most shown pointing breed in the first French dog shows. The Braque Saint Germain was recognized by the United Kennel Club in 2006.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

: A medium sized fawn and white pointing breed with relatively heavy bone and strong musculature.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

: Sociable and easy to train, the Braque Saint Germain is an excellent hunter, with a soft mouth.

HEAD

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CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

: The skull is slightly rounded, with a prominent occipital protuberance. The stop is not too pronounced.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

: Broad, with well opened nostrils. Pink in color.

Muzzle

: The muzzle is the same length as the skull. The bridge of the nose is straight or very slightly convex. The lips are fine, and cover the lower jaw. There is no black on the lips or the palate.

Jaws/Teeth

: The Braque Saint Germain has a complete set of strong, white teeth meeting in a scissors bite.

Eyes

: Relatively large and well opened, set well into the orbits. Golden yellow in color, with a mild expression.

Ears

: Set on a level with the eye, and not too long. Rounded at the ends, and slightly detached from the head.

NECK

: Well muscled, relatively long, and slightly arched. A slight dewlap is tolerated.

BODY

: The chest is long, deep and broad, with a slightly protruding prosternum. The ribs are long and well sprung. The back is horizontal, and the loin is short, broad and sturdy. The croup is slightly sloping. There is a slight tuck up.

TAIL

: Set relatively low, strong at the base, and tapering to a point. It does not reach further than to the point of the hock. In action, it is carried horizontally.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

: The shoulder blades are long, oblique and muscular. The upper arm is slightly sloping.

FORELEGS

: Strong, muscular and vertical, with good bone. Pasterns are short and slightly sloping.

FEET

: Long, with tight toes and firm pads. The nails are light.

HINDQUARTERS

: The limbs are well poised when seen from behind.

HIND LEGS

: The thighs are long and well muscled. The rear pasterns are short, vertical and dry.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

: The Saint Germain covers ground well, regardless of the gait it is using. The head is carried above the topline, never lower.

COAT

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HAIR

: Short ,and not too fine.

COLOUR

: Dull white with orange (fawn) markings. Some ticking is tolerated but not sought after. The ear is fawn, some white is tolerated.

SIZE

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Height at withers

: Height for males is 22 inches to 24.5 inches. For females, it is 21 inches to 23.5 inches.

FAULTS

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DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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Unilateral or bilateral cryptorchid. Viciousness or extreme shyness. Albinism. Overshot or undershot bite. Brown or black eyes. Black nose. Black pigment. Black in coat. Black nails.
Teeth: Overshot or undershot bite.
Nose: Black nose.
Eyes: Brown or black eyes. Black pigment.
Feet: Black nails.
Color: Black in coat.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.