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Gascony-type French Pointer

Recognized as a born hunter by users and enthusiasts alike, who even claim that they do not need training.

About the Gascony-type French Pointer

These noble-looking pointers are powerful, but in no way heavy, robust and strong limbed. The females are finer. Their skin is supple and fairly loose. The French Pointer comes in two different types: the large Gascony type and the small Pyrenees type.

They originally came from south-west France and the central Pyreneans respectively, where they remained pure types. In recent decades they have become the most popular of the French pointers and the original brown Pointer is said to be the ancestor of most European pointers.

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

Breed specifics

Country
France
Group
FCI Group 7
Size category
Large
Avg life expectancy
12–15 years

Loving / Intelligent / Quiet / Even-tempered

Key facts

  • Requires moderate grooming
  • Needs little training
  • Patient with children and other animals

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