|Fédération Cynologique Internationale|
FCI-Standard N° 134
French Pointing Dog - Pyrenean type(Braque Français, type Pyrénées, Petite Taille)
The sequence might differ slightly from the original breed standard.
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE OFFICIAL VALID STANDARD: 06.05.1988.
UTILISATION: Pointing dog.
|Group 7||Pointing Dogs|
|Section 1.1||Continental Pointing Dogs, 'Braque' type|
|With working trial|
TRANSLATION: Mrs. Peggy Davis.
BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY: There are two different types of French Pointing Dogs the large size « Gascogne type » and the small size « Pyrenean type ». Both types are originally from the South-West of France and the Central Pyrenees where they stayed in pure state.
GENERAL APPEARANCE: The small size French Pointing Dogs « Braque type », noble appearance, powerful but without excessive heaviness, robust with strong bone structure. The females are finer. It shows, while keeping all proportions, with more reduced dimensions and lighter shapes, the same general characteristics as those of the « Gascogne type ». Skin tighter than that of the Gascogne type.
IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS: Length of muzzle somewhat shorter than that of the skull.
HEAD: Quite important but not too heavy. In profile, the lines of the skull and the muzzle are slightly divergent.
Skull: Almost flat or very slightly rounded; shows a medium furrow only lightly marked. The occipital protuberance is barely prominent.
Stop: Neither shallow nor accentuated.
Nose: Chestnut-brown in colour, nostrils well opened.
Muzzle: Broad and rectangular, sometimes a little convex.
Lips: The lips are less pendent or less convex than in the Gascogne type.
Jaws/Teeth: Must be complete. Pincer bite is tolerated.
Eyes: Well open and well set into the eye socket, chestnut brown or dark yellow. The expression is frank.
Leathers: Set on above eye line, barely folded. The tips of the leathers must end at 2 cm from the nose leather.
NECK: Slight or no dewlap.
Back: Broad, straight, sometimes a bit long but always well sustained.
Loin: Short, muscled, slightly arched.
Croup: Slightly oblique in relation to the topline.
Chest: Broad seen from the front, long in profile, reaching to the level of the elbow; the ribs are rounded without exaggeration.
Underline and belly: Belly less let down than in the Gascogne type.
TAIL: Fine; can be docked or naturally short.
FOREQUARTERS: They are lighter than in the Gascogne type.
Shoulder: Muscular and moderately sloping.
Upper Arm: Strong and well muscled.
Elbow: At level of the sternum.
Forefeet: Toes are tight and well arched, giving a compact ensemble, nearly round. The nails are strong and the pads thick and fleshy.
Hind feet: Tight
HINDQUARTERS: They are really vertical and straight.
Thigh: Fleshy, muscular.
Lower thigh: Muscular.
Hock: Moderately angulated.
Rear pastern: Tarsal and metatarsal: Rather short.
HAIR: Finer and shorter than that of the Gascogne Type.
- Chestnut brown.
- Chestnut brown and white.
- Chestnut brown and white strongly speckled.
- Chestnut brown marked with tan (above the eyes, at the lips and on the legs).
Height at withers:
Female 47 - 56 cm.
The size of 50 to 55 cm is the one to aim for which covers the most numerous utilizations.
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.
- Dog too heavy or hyperlight.
- Lips too droopy or too light.
- Round eyes caused by the exaggeration of the zygomatic and superciliary arches.
- Leathers set at eye level, too long (touching the nose).
- Belly too tucked up (whippety).
- Splayed feet.
- Aggressive or overly shy.
- Split nose, pronounced depigmentation of the nose leather.
- Entropion, ectropion, pink spots at the base of the eyelids.
- No tail (anury).
- Syndactyly (toes grown together), surplus toes, absence of toes.