Dog Breed Group: Gun Dog
Life Span: 11-14 years
Weight: Male: 20-27, Female: 20-21.5
Height: Male: 22-24, Female: 20-22
Origin of Name: The Braque Saint-Germain is a medium-large breed of dog, a versatile hunter used for hunting as a gun dog.
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Braque Saint-Germain was first developed in the 1800s, although its ancestors can be traced back several centuries. Brac Saint-Germain is the result of crossing the English pointer and Brac Frankis (Gascogne); Breeds with history that go back as far as 1600, and probably for several centuries. The British pointer is believed to have been developed by crossing the Spanish pointer with the British Gundog, Hound, and heroin breeds. Brac francis (Gascogne) is thought to have evolved from the Span de-Oysel or Spanish and Italian pointy dogs. The English particularly liked their dogs, and the English pointer became the fastest and most capable of all pointing dogs, although it was not skilled in any other tasks. On the other hand, the French preferred their dogs to be able to perform many tasks, and Brac Frankis (Gascogne) was able to perform many more tasks than his English counterpart, such as retrieving and flushing, though It was a less talented indicator. . Another major difference between the two breeds was color. The English pointer was predominantly white in color, with darker markings, while the Brac francis (Gascogne) was predominantly white with brown in color.
With the advent of more modern technology in the late 1700s, it became easier to ship dogs between countries. At the same time, the economies of European countries were increasingly interlinked. After Napoleon's final defeat at Waterloo in 1815, the French monarchy was temporarily restored to power. In 1824, Charles X claimed the French throne. Like most of the French upper class, Charles X was an avid hunter who was particularly fond of bird hunting. Shortly after taking the throne, Charles X was presented with two English pointers, a male named Stop and a woman named Miss. These dogs were reportedly imported to France and given to the king by Alexander de Girardin, the French chief enemy. Royal Court. These dogs were considered excellent hunters by many. In fact, the famous French dog-expert Adolf de Ru, who personally hunted with more than 200 dogs, claimed the miss was ""far better than our brakes.""
Unfortunately for King Charles X, his reign proved very unpopular and he was forced to leave in 1830 in the wake of a large-scale rebellion. Their royal kennels were divided and sold. He died before closing, but Miss was able to produce several litters. Miss Co, Chief Inspector of the Compagné Forest located north of Paris. D. Laminat was sold. Miss A dog was initially described as a ""Brown German Spaniel"", but puppies from this litter were thought to be of lesser quality. Miss's second litter was sealed by a brown and white brac named Frankis (Gascogne). Zamor was counted near the Count de l'Eagle and was considered an excellent bird dog. The litter carried 7 puppies, four of which were white with orange markings and pink noses. These dogs proved to be such excellent hunters that Zamor and Miss were bitten many more times. M. D. Lamirat distributed these puppies to friends, co-workers and those willing to pay for them. Adolphe de Rue personally bought a man and a woman from Zamor and Miss, and he thought that many of them were similar to his mother.
At the time when Miss and Zamore were producing offspring for the first time, it was a common practice for forest officials to move around. Many of Compagné's forest officers moved to the Saint-Germain Forest, west of Paris. The striking orange and white appearance of these dogs immediately attracted the attention of Parisian hunters. The breed quickly became very fashionable in the French capital, and it first became known as Braque Saint-Germain at this time. From the 1830s to the 1850s, Braque Saint-Germain was one of the most popular, valuable, and breeds in Paris and its surroundings. The breed was at the height of its popularity at the same time that dog shows were first started in England to France. The Bracke Saint-Germain was the most exhibited breed at the first French dog show held in Paris in 1863. The elegant and beautiful Bracke Saint-Germain became one of the most popular breeds at the French Dog Show for many decades, and was the most exhibited and respected Brac breed until World War I.
Eventually this popularity began to harm the breed. Unscrupulous salesmen began selling other dogs as Braque Saint-Germain, and even more dishonest dog show handlers began displaying other breeds under the name Braque Saint-Germain. In particular, many English pointers were passed on as break-st Germans.