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Braque Francais, de Petite Taille
The sequence follows FCI breed standard.
CLASSIFICATION: Gun Dog
BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY: There are two types of French Pointing Dogs: the large size, which are known as the Gascogne type; and the smaller size, which are known as the Pyrenean type. The Braque Francais, De Petite Taille is a small sized Pyrenean type breed, originally from the South West of France and the Central Pyrenees. The Braque Francais De Petite Taille was recognized by the United Kennel Club in 2006.
GENERAL APPEARANCE: A Braque type pointing dog of medium proportions and noble appearance, not heavy but sufficiently muscled. The females are finer. The skin is tighter than on the Gascogne type.
HEAD: Substantial, but not too heavy.
Skull: Almost flat or very slightly rounded, with a slight median furrow. No prominence of occiput. The stop is moderate.
Nose: Broad, brown in color, with well opened nostrils.
Muzzle: Somewhat shorter than the skull. Broad and rectangular, sometimes convex in profile. The toplines of the skull and muzzle are slightly divergent. The lips are less pendant than on the Gascogne type.
Jaws/Teeth: The Braque Francais De Petite Taille has a complete set of evenly spaced, white teeth meeting in a scissors or level bite.
Eyes: Deeply set and well opened, with a frank expression. Chestnut brown or dark yellow in color.
Ears: Medium length, set on above the eye line, and not too broad at the base. Barely folded and rounded at the tips. Must end one inch short of the nose leather.
NECK: Of good length and slightly arched. There may be a slight dewlap.
BODY: The chest is broad and deep to the elbow. The ribs are well rounded. The back is strong and straight, sometimes a bit long but always well supported. The loin is short, muscular and slightly arched. The croup is slightly oblique. The belly is flat with more tuck up than the Gascogne type.
TAIL: Set off the natural line of the croup. Docked or natural or a natural bob.
FOREQUARTERS: The shoulders are muscular and moderately oblique. The upper arm is strong and well muscled.
FORELEGS: Long, straight, and vertical.
FEET: Nearly round with tight, well arched toes. The nails are strong, and the pads are thick and fleshy.
HINDQUARTERS: Very straight and vertical, with fleshy, muscular thighs. The hocks are moderately angulated, and the rear pasterns are short.
HAIR: Fine, and short.
COLOUR: Chestnut brown, either solid or mixed with white. With or without ticking or roaning or tan markings.
Height at withers: Height at the withers for males is 18.5 inches to 23 inches. For females, it is 18.5 inches to 22 inches. Preferred size is 19.5-21.5 inches.
Unilateral or bilateral cryptorchid. Viciousness or extreme shyness. Albinism. Split nose. Pronounced lack of pigment on the nose. Overshot or undershot bite. Entropion, ectropion, or pink spots on the eyelids. Complete absence of a tail.
Teeth: Overshot or undershot bite.
Nose: Split nose. Pronounced lack of pigment on the nose.
Eyes: Entropion, ectropion, or pink spots on the eyelids.
Tail: Complete absence of a tail.