Braque Saint-Germain

The Braque Saint-Germain, also known as the St. Germain Pointing Dog, is a breed of domestic hunting dog that originated from France in 1830. The first members of this breed were developed at the royal kennels of Compiègne, using a mixture of Continental and English pointer breeds. The breed received its name from Saint Germain en Laye, where it first became popular and where it was a favorite show dog, despite its hunting background.

The Braque Saint-Germain is a medium sized dog that reaches a height between 22 and 24.4 inches at the withers, or shoulder blades, with females growing slightly smaller than males. This breed is typical in appearance to other pointers with white fur that holds light tan spots. It has droopy ears and a long tail. This breed does not have any major health issues. It is known for its gentle nature, although its hunting background does not give it the loving nature of a pet. The Braque Saint-Germain is registered by the FCI and the UKC.

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