Dog breeds: Bracco Dupuy - Braque Dupuy

Dog breeds: Bracco Dupuy - Braque Dupuy

Origin, classification and history

Origin: France.
F.C.I classification: Group 7 - standing dogs.

Many of the hypotheses about the origins of Braque Dupuy a are conflicting. Its creation is said to date back to the late eighteenth century. The creator of the breed, from which it also took its name, was called Pierre Dupuy. The latter mated a female from Bracco with a male of an unidentified local breed, and around 1810 the first specimens were born. After many years, around 1860, Mr. Dupuy crossed the descendants of that first mating with the "Bracchi del Poitou" and with the "Pointer" and then selecting the products he managed to fix the somatic and genetic characteristics of a new, homogeneous breed in the shape and color of the coat. This breed at the beginning of the twentieth century was widespread in its country of origin, afterwards there was a period of demographic collapse and the breed became practically impossible to find towards the years of the Second World War. Even today it is not widespread, specimens of this breed are quite rare.

General aspect

Dog of good size, dolichomorphic dolichocephalus. Morphologically classified as Graio-Braccoid type. It is an elegant, noble breed of supreme distinction. Three definitions coexist: lightness, elasticity and strength. Males are slightly drier than females.
They have an excellent structure and a construction of right relationships and right proportions.


Excellent temperament. It is a breed with a rare intelligence. Very close and devoted to the owner and his family. He becomes particularly attached to the master. It is a breed that needs consideration and affection. It is a good set dog, resistant enough in any kind of terrain and area. It adapts quite well to all types of climatic conditions and temperatures. He is also an excellent companion, always ready to accompany the owner wherever he intends to go.

Bracco Dupuy (photo

Bracco Dupuy


- males from 67 to 68 cm at the withers
- females from 65 to 66 cm at the withers.

Trunk: high chest, well descended and deep, flat and long ribs. Very developed sternum; highly developed salience forward shoulders. Withers well free. Back well supported. Kidney slightly arched, powerful, well muscled, rather short and in harmony with the whole animal. Sides slightly hollowed. Even long, oblique and powerful, they can be slightly salient.
Head and muzzle: long, narrow, fine and dry. Narrow and long skull; very pronounced occiput, prominent frontal bones, flat cheeks. Long, narrow and elusive nasal cane, ram, reconnects to the skull in a straight line, without nose-frontal fall. Thin, dry, small, closed, elusive lips, the upper lip simply covers the lower one without being neither large nor sagging. Well fitting jaws.
Truffle: dark brown, broad, protruding above the lip and slightly pointed; wide open nostrils.
Teeth: white, complete in development and number. Very powerful teeth.
Neck: very long, rounded, light, fine, without traces of dewlap, well free at the withers and shoulders, it harmoniously connects to the head.
Ears: thin, narrow, very fine and soft, rather long than short, well curled up and slightly brought back; their attachment point is located at eye level.
Eyes: golden or brown, open, sweet look.
Limbs: forelegs well forward, strong, bony and nervous, very powerful forearm, elbows close to the body, metacarpals of good length, straight or slightly oblique from the back towards the front. Hindquarters with long, flat, muscular, very descended bones, very broad quarters, tip of the buttock slightly rising; very wide and dry hocks, slightly angled. Metatarsals long enough, strong and vertical. Elongated feet, very dry. Fingers closed and nervous. Strong and long enough nails, their ends touch the ground when the dog is stationary.
Pace: fairly loose and easy.
Shoulder: long, oblique, quite muscular.
Musculature: well developed in all parts of the animal's body. More evident in the hind limbs than in other parts of the body.
Tail: attached neither too high nor too low. Of medium thickness, sometimes sufficiently provided with hair, quite long reaching the tip of the hock, low, straight or very slightly curved.
Skin: very fine on the whole body, particularly on the head and ears.
Hair: always smooth, more or less short, on the head and ears it is always very satin and very fine. Hard to the touch especially on the back and on the kidneys.
Allowed colors: white and dark brown. The bottom of the coat is a beautiful white with more or less large brown spots or brown gualdrappa with or without specks, with or without marbling. Brown spots always present on the limbs, mainly on the front ones. Absence of tan or pale brown in the eyebrows, lips or buttocks.
Most common defects: prognathism, enognatism, lack of premolars, non-standard sizes, coat colors not allowed, shy or aggressive character, black truffle, cake tail, weak limbs, incorrect movement, monorchidism, cryptorchidism, small eyes, poorly developed sternum, thick lips, eyes too dark or too light, nasal bridge too short.

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