Breed Standard


There are two types of Braque Français — the Gascogne and the Pyrénées. The more common of the two is the Pyrénées. The Pyrénées is a smaller dog than the Gascogne. Both breeds date back to the 1600’s and are said to pre-date the modern short-haired hunting breeds.

FCI Braque Francais Pyrenean Type

(International Registry)

GENERAL APPEARANCE : Rustic dog, not heavy but sufficiently muscled. Skin tighter than that of the Gascogne type.

   Nose : Chestnut-brown in colour, nostrils well opened.
   Lips : The lips are less pendent or less convex than in the Gascogne type.
   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.

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.
   Shoulders : Muscular and moderately sloping.

   Feet : Tight.

HAIR : Finer and shorter than that of the Gascogne Type.


Male: 18.5 in. – 23 in.
Female : 18.5 in. – 22 in.
The size of 19.5 to 21.5 in. is the one to aim for which covers the most numerous utilizations.

FAULTS : 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.

• Aggresive 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.

Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.

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