Breeds of dogs “The Braco of Auvergne”

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY:
Braco of Auvergne is a very old breed, found more than two centuries in the Cantal region. Common to all bracos ECA descendant, is the product of a selection in which the Knights of Malta would have participated. Created by and for hunters, it has a strong identity, its fur has helped to preserve.

GENERAL APPEARANCE:
Straight, mediolíneo. It is a sturdy dog, strongly established, without appearance of heaviness, with the typical characteristics of a Braco. It has a light step and elegance is accentuated by the fur and the harmony of its proportions. Its Constitution predisposes it to perform a work by full and with agility, and allows you to resist a day, in the most difficult terrain.

The Braco of Auvergne

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS:
Body: The length of the body (from the tip of the shoulder to the tip of the buttock) is approximately equal to the height at the cross.
Chest height = height x half cross.
Head: The length of the muzzle is slightly less than or equal to the skull.

TEMPERAMENT / BEHAVIOR:
It is a gentle, very affectionate, intelligent and docile dog. His training is above all to develop their natural qualities. Its sense of smell is powerful. It adapts well to family life.

HEAD

CRANIAL REGION:
Of the skull and the nasal pipe lines: Slightly divergent towards the front (characteristic of the braco). The head is long in proportion to the size, a bit lighter in females. Seen from above, the skull is oval shaped. The occipital Protuberance is little outgoing. The amplitude level des cigomáticas arches is equal to the length of the skull.
Thick brow Arcade: Well pronounced.
Depression (Stop) naso-frontal: Moderately marked.

FACIAL REGION:
Truffle:It is always black, quite large, bright, color with well open Windows. Its upper profile is located in the prolongation of the nasal pipe.
Snout:Its length is similar to the skull. The nasal barrel is straight.
Lips: Quite thick. The upper lip covers the lower. Marked corners, without notable fold. Seen from front, lip shape a square to the tip of the snout.
JAWS / teeth: Solid, equal length. The teeth are strong. The joint is in the form of scissors or tip with tip.
Eyes: Rather large, oval, color dark hazelnut, well sunk in orbits, expressive, Frank and fresh look. The eyelids are well pigmented and yet see the conjunctiva.
Ears: Inserted rather backwards. During sleep, the ligament is situated below a straight line that brings together the higher profile of the truffle and the eye. When the dog is alert, the ligament of the ear can run up to this line. Slightly bent inward, but not wrapped or flat, the ear is flexible and slightly satin texture. Its tip is moderately rounded. If it stretches towards the front, you must reach the birth truffle, without exceeding the limb.

NECK:
Rather long, well inserted in the shoulders, slightly arched. It presents a slight double chin. The length of the neck is visibly equal to the head.

BODY:
Top margin: Well I tense, straight.
Cross: Marked.
Back:Narrow, flat and short. The backbone is not outgoing.
Lomo: Well attached, wide (especially in females), very little convex.
Grupa:This oblique (35 ° in relation to the top margin), the tip of the legs is visible.
Chest:Long and well inclined to the level of the elbow. In cross section to a regular flexible, ovoid form, without rupture at the bottom.
Bottom margin: It rises gently towards the belly, which is not agalgado. The flank is wide, little sunk, harmoniously joins the legs.

TAIL:
Very high insertion. It must be in a horizontal way. Cylindrical and not very fine. If it is cropped, has a length of 15-20 cm, if it isn’t, reaches the tip of the Hock without exceeding it.

LIMBS:
They are in the axis of the body.

FORMER MEMBERS:
They are aplomados.
Shoulders: Strong, well muscled, well detached when the dog is in action. Oblique at 45 ° to the horizontal.
Elbows: Completely in the axis of the body.
Forearms: Strong and long, muscular and straight.
Dolls (wrist): Strong without being knotted.
Metacarpos:Short; seen in profile are slightly inclined.

LATER MEMBERS:
Well sharp work in parallel planes.
Thighs:Well muscled.
Hocks: Thin and clear-cut.
Metatarsals:Short and never thin.

FEET:
A little longer than the so-called foot “cat”, a little less longer than the so-called foot “Hare”. They not deviate inward or outward. The nails are strong and short; bearings Plantar are hard and resistant; fingers are together.

MOVEMENT:
Striding of medium breadth, but with a steady pace that gives the dog its notorious resistance. Their usual hunting movement is a medium, uniform and with a slight rocking gallop.

SKIN:
Quite fine, rather loose, but without exaggeration.

HAIR:
Short, not too thin. Never hard, brilliant.

COLOR:
Black, with white patches of variable length. By the particularity of the patches, there are two types: mottled or encanecido. This difference can not lead to choose between two copies with the same quality.
The head should preferably be black, with a white list that extends up to the same. The white color from this list can be extended on the sides of the snout. One side of the head white and mottled or spotted and white ear not can be considered faults.

SIZE:
Height to the cross: (with a tolerance of + 2 cm and – 1 cm for both sexes).
Males: 57 to 63 cm (ideal height: 60 cm).
Females: 53-59 cm (ideal height: 56 cm).

FAULTS:
Any deviation from the above criteria is considered missing and the severity of it considers the degree of deviation to the standard and its impact on the health and welfare of the dog.
• Nasal pipe and skull parallel lines.
• Too bulky head under the eyes.
• Apparent conjunctiva.

SERIOUS FAULTS:
• Nasal pipe and lines converging skull (towards the front).
• Nasal caño concave or convex.
• Very high inclusion ear. Too short, flat, exaggerated form of ringlet.
• Lips hanging and floating, too short, snout which becomes thinner in the limb.
• Too close the sternum region.

QUALIFYING OFFENCES:
Character:
• Dog aggressive or fearful.
Head:
• Absence of braco type.
• Upper or lower prognathism with a difference of more than 1 mm between the incisive arcades.
• Accept the absence of PM1.
• Knockout is the absence of two other premolars (PM2.5 – PM3) or of any other tooth including FP4.
• Entropion or ectropion or traces of corrective intervention.
Member
• Presence of spurs or traces of his amputation.
Fur
• Completely black or completely white.
• Absence of scab.
• Color marks fire or reflexes “bread burned” (Fawn).
• Truffle with too many de-pigmented spots.
• Depigmented eyelids.
• Yellow eye (of bird of prey). Heterocromos eyes.
Size
• Beyond the limits of the standard (regulatory tolerance: + 2 cm and – 1 cm).

Any dog showing clear signs of physical abnormalities or behavior should be disqualified.

NOTE:
Males should be two appear normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.

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