Auvergne Pointing Dog
Breeding group : Working
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GENERALBreed group: Working Type: Pure Breed
Talent: Agility, Hunting, Obedience, Retrieving
PHYSICALSize: Medium Weight: 48-55 pounds Fur length: Ears: Flappy Fur type: Straight
Fur Color: Black & White, Merle / Spotted / Brindle / Speckled
ATTRIBUTESLife Expectancy: 12-14 years Rarity: Common Availability: Easily available
Climate: Good for every climate
The Auvergne Pointing Dog is an old hunting breed originating in France. It is believed to be a cross between Gascons and Pointers. The dog has long head and long muzzle. The skull is slightly doomed. Eyes are large, oval shape and hazel coloured with a black nose. Long ears are set low, near the rear of skull. The long tail is slightly arched. Body of Auvergne Pointing Dog is well-built with chest well let-down, rounded ribs and short, slightly arched and well-muscled loins. The dog has strong and long forelegs and well-muscled thighs. The coat is short, fine and shiny. The height and weight of the Auvergne Pointing Dog ranges from 22.5 to 24.5 inches and 48-55 pounds respectively. The dog appears powerful and strong without being heavy. The dog is NOT recognized by AKC.
The dog is mostly found in black with white markings. It is preferable for this dog to have black head with white blaze on muzzle that extends to the skull.
The breed sports a short, fine and shiny coat that is easy to take care of.
The Auvergne Pointing Dog is known for its incredible hardiness, energy and speed. It's body is made in such a way as to assist the dog in achieving great speed and cover large distances without getting tired. It is a universal hunting dog that is bred to be a hunter's companion. The dog has temperament to be a family pet besides being a hunting breed. It is docile and affectionate. They show gentleness and kindness to children specially when they are raised with them. This dog can get along with other dogs and pets with proper socialization. It craves for attention and love and is eager to please its owners. Friendly, sincere and intelligent, this dog adapts very well to family life. This dog is best suited to rural setting or in a house with large yard to run and play. It makes an excellent family pet with proper training and socialization.
The short coat is easy to maintain. Brushing the coat once a week will be enough while bathing when necessary will keep the coat clean and shiny.
The dog is eager to please its owners and will respond to positive training routines. This intelligent breed will learn fast with a firm and confident trainer.
This dog is known for its high energy and will need lots of physical and mental stimulation to be happy and content. A large open space will best suit this high energy dog where it can run and play. The dog will love to get involved in doing some tasks. An under exercised dog may show undesirable behavior. Daily long walks and sufficient playtime is necessary to burn out excess energy of this dog.