Bourbonnais Pointing Dog

Life expectancy

13 years

Age adult

29 months

Height (Shoulder height)

55 cm


25 kg

Coat texture

short-haired / smooth / dense

Coat color

white with light brown or falb-colored markings

Common illnesses

no diseases known for this breed

Food expenses per month in €

about € 57

Suitable for children

Rather yes

Needs a garden

Rather yes

Hunting motivated / needs alternative employment

Rather yes

First dog suitable

Rather yes

Allergy friendly

Rather not


Very atletic


Needs much attention

Care and grooming

Low grooming effort

Eager to learn



Needs a lot of exercise


balanced / vivacious / alert / calm / tenacious

Bred for

hunting dog, hound

Common illnesses

no diseases known for this breed

Dog type according to FCI

pointing dogs

FCI description

These hunting dogs should track down the hair or feather-game, however not hunt themselves. They show the hunter by pointing where the game is and remain in the typical position until the hunter is close enough to the shot and the command is given to scare the game away. Finding, stalking and storming are their tasks, so living in the city is not suitable. These intelligent, sporty dogs need hunting activities or species-appropriate alternative employment in order to be physically and mentally busy. Most of them are closely bound to their humans, so ask yourself if you can meet these demands.

Short description

The Bourbonnais Pointing Dog has a very soft nature and is attached to his owner. He is a passionate and intelligent hunter, which allows him to adapt well to any hunting grounds and different types of game. The dogs are born with a stumpy tail or do not have one at all. In order to feel comfortable they need a comnination of close contact to the family and a lot of space to roam. He is not suitable to live in an apartment in the city and he needs a soft but firm training.

This information is indicative and adheres to the breed standard. Each animal is an individual and has a personal character, as well as its own needs. Thus, a breed is not a guarantee of certain behaviors, etc.