Basics of Dog Breed : Braque de Burgos

Posted on September 29 2018

Basics of Dog Breed : Braque de Burgos

Braque de Burgos is a large and rather heavy hunting dog.

Breed Information:

Other names: Perdiguero de Burgos
Origin:  Spain
FCI Group: Stop dogs
FCI number: 90
Hair type: Short
Shape of the head: Long

Race history

The Braque de Burgos is a dog of very old origin . The breed was born in Spain , where it was noted from the beginning of the 17th century . Probably descended from indigenous races  of Burgos, it would have served as a basis for the development of many other breeds of braques in Europe. The Braque de Burgos found himself on the verge of extinction during the 1930s and 40s, mainly because of the Spanish Civil War and the Second World War.

Fortunately, passionate breeders such as Don Manuel Izquierdo and Don Geardo Sardonil have strived to preserve the breed by producing quality litters. Even if nowadays, the number of births remains rather low. The Braque de Burgos is not very widespread outside his country of origin . The breed was definitively recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) on November 12, 1954.

Physical characteristics

His hair: short, smooth, tight, moderately thick. 
Its color: white and liver for the base, mixing irregularly to form dresses of various combinations (spotted liver, graying liver, speckled liver, etc.). 
His head: big and strong. The skull is well developed, broad, strong and curved, the stop signposted and gently sloping, the muzzle solid and forming, with the skull, a moderate rectangle. The nostrils are open and the lips drooping, but not flabby. 
Its ears: triangular, long, pendulous and soft and soft texture. 
His eyes: almond, medium size, hazel color with a sweet expression, even somewhat sad. 
His body :writable in a square, powerful and agile. The neck is strong and broad, the tourniquet well defined, the back powerful and muscular, the croup solid. The chest is wide and well down. 
His tail: tied moderately high and thick at his base.

Weight and size

Weight Cut
Female Between 23 and 32 kg Between 59 cm and 64 cm
Male Between 23 and 32 kg Between 62 cm and 67 cm

A Braque de Burgos dog is classified as a large dog .

Behavior and character

The Braque de Burgos  is a dog with a balanced temperament . As a companion, he is rather calm, calm and pleasant . In hunting, his favorite area, he is a very good quality pointer: the Braque de Burgos is predestined for a variety of game with hair and feather . Quiet, confident and intelligent , it can evolve on any type of terrain. He can also be very comfortable as a relationship dog.


Intelligent and rather docile , the Braque de Burgos is not a dog particularly complicated to manage and educate. A minimum of firmness and gentleness make it an excellent companion for hunting and living. As with any hunting dog, learning the reminder is necessary.


Robust and rustic, the Braque de Burgos  is a dog that shows his resistance and his good health . On the other hand, the breed is predisposed to certain diseases, mainly of dermatological order: demodecic mange or vitiligo.

Maintenance & Hygiene


The Braque de Burgos is simple enough to maintain . It requires only regular brushing to maintain the cleanliness of his hair and skin.


It is recommended to brush the dog once a week and to systematically inspect the inside of his ears after each ride.

Physical activity

Braque de Burgos needs a lot of exercise to get busy. It is a hunting dog that is cut to walk long distances , ideally in the middle of nature. He needs frequent and long daily trips .

Living conditions

The Braque de Burgos  is above all a hunting dog who asks for activity and availability from his master. Not inclined to live in an apartment, however, he can adapt to an urban lifestyle if he has a large fenced garden and enjoys long walks daily.


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