Burgos Pointing Dog - Group VII - Pointing Dogs, Section 1 - Continental Pointing Dogs, type « Braque ».
This is a balanced, calm and settled, gentle and kind, beloved and noble, hard and hardworking, obedient and innately intelligent hunting dog. It excels in strength, a very fine sense of smell and style of work, based on its character and its manifested confidence in searching a reliable and flawless bringing prey. Although it is mainly used for hunting in small game, it is able to seek and hit the deer (i.e. working as a tracking hound) and the EU live up to this task perfectly.
During its training there are no special difficulties, but it is a very sensitive dog, for which you cannot in any case make parforce (enforcement) training methods. Hope for the future for this breed besides hunting also that it has all the prerequisites to be also nice and calm companion dog.
It's a hefty Shorthaired Pointing Dog reasonable size, short rectangular body frame. The height at withers male is 62-67 cm for female is from 59 to 64 cm. There is a significant sexual dimorphism.
The head is large and powerful, with a large skull and a powerful muzzle. When viewed from above has the shape of an oblong trapezoid which gradually tapers towards the nose, without the pointed end. The occipital protuberance only slightly pronounced. Front feet are required gentle, only slightly pronounced.
The muzzle is wide along its entire length. Muzzle must be broad, flat profile, or toward the nose slightly bent. The nose is dark brown, brown, wet, large and wide. Lips are suspended, but not free. Upper completely covers the bottom. That creates a striking verbal corner. The teeth are solid, white and healthy. Required is a scissor bite. No premolars are missing.
Eyes should be medium-sized, almond-shaped, preferably are dark hazel. The earlobes are large, hanging, triangular, slightly corkscrew, set at the level of the eye. The rest coincide neatly to cheeks. Stretched ahead without violence must be extended to the corners of the mouth but not up to the nose.
The neck should be strong, powerful and wide at the head and slowly even extends towards shoulders. Neck when viewed from the side, slightly arched. On the neck to be seen lobe which consists of two skins fold coming from around the corners of the mouth. It should not be too big. Withers have to be clear, upper body lines are straight. It can be horizontal, but it is better, if slopes gently from the withers towards the rear. It should never be uttered and the move should not sway from side to side.
The back is powerful and muscular. The back is broad and firm. When viewed from the side has a tendency to squeeze the upper line of the body angle less than 45 degrees. It has to be as high as tap or a little lower. The tail is thick at the root, medium set, docked at the third or half the original length.
The chest should be wide and deep, so that reaching the elbow. They must be adequately muscled and quite strong. The forelegs should be in the position perpendicular to the substrate, straight and parallel, strong bones. Forearms are straight, perpendicular to the substrate, boned, with strong tendons. Their length is equal to twice the distance from the wrist to the base. Front feet should be "cat" (round), Toes strongly arched, nails dark, padded strong, broad and durable, inter-digital skin duplications reasonably large.
The hindquarters are strong and muscular, solid bone. Their spare parts must be in the position vertical to ground, well bent. Crus are long, strong bones, their length is equal to twice the length of the instep. Hocks must be strong, with clearly visible tendons, appropriately bent. They may not be looking behind either convergent or divergent. Feet are required "cat" as the forefeet, they are sometimes slightly longer.
Typical gait is economical, flowing and energetic trot without any tendency to pace or straying from the stern direction of movement (called. overtaking stern).
The coat is thick, moderately thick and short, smooth and covers the entire body, including the toes. Its basic colour determines the mixture of hair white or liver, which are irregularly intermingled, creating a dappled colour brown, greyish brown or brown-spotted. Possible are also other types of discolouration. Depending on whether predominate include white or brown hairs, than generates more or less white spots.