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Braque du Bourbonnais Setter

Size: Medium

Weight: 35 - 55 lbs.

Height: 22"

Life Span: 13 - 15 years

Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Origin: France

Also Known As: Bourbonnais Pointer

Group: Gun Dog

Category: Gun Dog, Sporting

Exercise Needs

The Braque du Bourbonnais Setter requires daily brisk exercise. This dog is not appropriate for city life or apartment dwellers.

Grooming Needs

The Braque du Bourbonnais Setter needs minimal grooming: occasional brushing and bathing. Must check ears regularly.


This breed is a calm, affectionate and intense hunter.

Compatibility with Kids

Family-oriented dog. Good with children.


Named for the Bourbon region in France where it originated in the 1500s, this breed is quite rare today.