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Braque Saint Germain

The breed was originally named the Braque de Compiègne after the place where the first litter was born, but when the kennel moved to Saint-Germain en Laye the name was also changed.

About the Braque Saint Germain

Braque Saint Germains are pointers that are mainly used to hunt game birds, although other game animals are also occasionally within their remit. Highly sociable, well balanced and affectionate with humans, Braque Saint Germains like family life but they are first and foremost hunters.

They prefer pheasant, partridge and woodcock, which they retrieve with great care. They are easy to train, although they don't like to be rushed.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

FCI Group 7
Size category
Avg life expectancy
12–13 years

Gentle / Sociable / Loving / Obedient

Key facts

  • Makes a great family dog
  • Enjoys training
  • Requires moderate grooming

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