Braques Francais

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Braques Francais

Postby RetrieverNation » Thu Feb 26, 2015 3:00 pm

Hi All,
New to the forum. I have never heard of this dog breed until a friend said he wants to buy one. Hoping to get some feedback on the breed since most forums I found that discuss this dog are in French.
Thanks!
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Re: Braques Francais

Postby carramrod » Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:01 pm

Here's a thread that recently came up on them. Thats about as far as I can go.


http://versatiledogs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=19271
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Re: Braques Francais

Postby TimberdoodleWI » Sun Mar 15, 2015 2:12 am

While I am still new to the Braque Francais game, my experience owning one so far has been nothing short of amazing. Very intelligent dog with outstanding temperament and a great natural retrieving instinct. Does have a reputation as a bit of a "softer" breed, and takes well to positive training methods.
Here's a couple pictures of "Duke" 10 months old now. Will be testing NA this spring. Has already been exposed to, pointed, and retrieved wild birds in North Dakota and here in Wisconsin.
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Re: Braques Francais

Postby chiendog » Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:36 pm

Around the turn of the century as breed clubs were defining and refining the look and working style of their dogs, they had to make a decision: should they allow breeders to “modernize” their lines by selecting for smaller, lighter, faster dogs? Or should they strive to maintain the breed’s older, more classic form and hunting style? In 1919, the Braque Français Club in France came up with a unique solution: they would do both.

More here: http://pointingdogblog.blogspot.ca/2012 ... ne_11.html

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Re: Braques Francais

Postby Steve Anker » Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:00 am

Braques Francais....?

Ain't dat a hound dat only points goose liver?
A stiff on point dog that only sticks snails?

I think I've heard of theeez....
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Re: Braques Francais

Postby TimberdoodleWI » Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:44 am

Couple pics of my Braque during some winter/spring work
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Re: Braques Francais

Postby TimberdoodleWI » Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:46 am

I think he's only pointing goose liver in the top photo, the rest are pigeons :D
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Re: Braques Francais

Postby Steve Anker » Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:39 am

We have one who trains wifff us up at our NAVDeeeee chapter. a bit softer then a GSP but works very well.

In a sentence...." Its a kinder GENTLER GSP-ish type hound ".


It's tough speaking frenchy to em......
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Re: Braques Francais

Postby chiendog » Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:57 am

There are two versions of the Braque Francais, the more common one is the pyrenean type, the less common one is the gascony type. I helped a friend in Québec get a very nice Braque Francais of the 'gascony' type from a breeder I know in France. It is larger, has a more old school look and hunting style. I recently found a video of him online speaking about banding woodcock in Québec. It's all in French (and I am too lazy to translate it all for ya), but there are some nice shots of his dog "Diva" working timberdoodles in the spring for banding purposes. I photographed Diva for my book and she is a really nice dog, The video is here: https://youtu.be/x_Bk81IQPqU

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Re: Braques Francais

Postby RetrieverNation » Tue Mar 24, 2015 6:33 pm

Thanks for the replies everyone. Looking forward to seeing one in action.
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Re: Braques Francais

Postby TimberdoodleWI » Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:30 pm

Almost 1 year later update. Duke is coming along very nicely! We finished our summer with a 112pt Prize 1. Hunting season went well with plenty of waterfowl work in addition to grouse, woodcock, pheasants, and rabbits. We have now shifted back into training season with plans to UT this year.
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Re: Braques Francais

Postby jjseman » Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:49 am

Steve A- dude you're never funny, or clever. You always come off as a weirdo when you post your "satire". Stick to the topic and reply constructively to the og poster's questions. I've learned a lot from other members on this forum, but every time your name pops up it is another lame post.
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Re: Braques Francais

Postby Misskiwi67 » Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:22 am

jjseman wrote:Steve A- dude you're never funny, or clever. You always come off as a weirdo when you post your "satire". Stick to the topic and reply constructively to the og poster's questions. I've learned a lot from other members on this forum, but every time your name pops up it is another lame post.


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