TheItalian Braqueisof Italian origin and very old.He is represented on various frescoes of the14th century, some think it goes back to the time Greco Latin.He quickly established himself as a versatile hunting dog, showing himself to his advantage as well in net hunting games as in relation to and at a standstill.TheItalian Braque quickly arrived in France, but it will be abandoned by many hunters in favor of British pointers.The Italian Braque breed was definitively recognized by the FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale) on June 7th, 1956.
TheItalian Pointeris a large hunting dog, of strong and harmonious construction.Releasing an impression of power, it is characterized by a well-developed musculature and a rather large head.His hair:short, dense, shiny.Even shorter on the head and ears.Its color:white with marks and variegations orange to brown.His head:rather big and angular.The length of the skull and the muzzle are equal.Viewed in profile, the skull is very arched.The occipital protuberance is pronounced, unlike the stop.The truffle is voluminous with open nostrils, pink to brown.His ears : long, tied tightly, worn rather behind and with rounded ends. His eyes:rather broad, more or less dark in color and displaying a sweet expression. His body:solidly and harmoniously constructed.The neck is powerful and the tourniquet is well drawn.The rump is long and strong. Its tail:thick at its base, narrowing towards its end, covered with a short hair, carried horizontally when the dog is in action or in search.
Weight and size
Between 25 kg and 40 kg
Between 55 cm and 62 cm
Between 25 kg and 40 kg
Between 58 cm and 67 cm
AnItalian Braquedogis classifiedas a large dog.
Behavior and character
TheItalian Braqueis adog that is awake,intelligent,affectionateandenergetic.Hard, suitable for all types of hunting, it is reputed to bereliable and docile.First specialized in game birds, the Italian Braque then established itself as aversatile hunting dog, endowed as well for stopping as for the report.As a family, he is a pleasant companion for all his relatives, be they congeners, humans or other animals.
Education ... Equipped withremarkable comprehension skillsand very attached to his master, theItalian Braque is arelatively easydogto educate.It must be firmly and gently.
TheItalian Braqueis a robust and resistant dog.However, there arepredispositionsto certain diseases or anomalies in this breed.They are mainlydermatological.
Maintenance & Hygiene
Because of its short hair, theItalian Braque issimple to maintain.His care must nevertheless be carried out regularly to ensure good appearance and health.
Outings ... TheItalian Braqueneeds to be active every day.Long andfrequent exits are recommended, but it is better toavoid activities that are too intensiveto avoid over - stressing one 's joints.
Hygiene ... The hair of the Italian Braque is to bebrushed once or twice a week inorder to preserve its cleanliness and shine.The inside of his ears is to inspect systematically after outings, especially in wooded areas.They are cleaned regularly.
TheItalian Braqueismade to live in the countrysideand to enjoy maximum space and freedom.It can adapt to an urban lifestyle if it is sufficiently walk and stimulated.