braque d'auvergne breed information

common health issues

Hip dysplasia is an inherited condition in which the ball and socket of the hip joint do not fit well together, resulting in a hip with increased laxity. This laxity can lead to degenerative changes and depending on the severity, may require surgical correction.
GDV (or bloat) describes a condition whereby a dog's stomach becomes dilated with air and then, while dilated, twists over on itself, effectively sealing the stomach. The most common sign of bloat is a firm, distended stomach, especially if it seems to occur rapidly. GDV is one of the true life-threatening emergencies in dogs and many cases require emergency surgery.


The Braque d'Auvergne, also known as the Auvergne Pointer, is descended from ancient types of hunting dogs in the mountains of Cantal, in the historic Auvergne province in southern France. Her keen sense of smell, intelligence and tendency to work closely with her human partner make her an ideal companion for hunters, while her obedient and affectionate nature makes her a welcome addition to any family.

The Auvergne is a medium-sized dog with a short — and low-maintenance — black and white coat. A distinguishing mark is that her head and ears are always all black. She is lively, sensitive and good natured, and tends to get along well with other dogs. Due to her hunting nature, she does need regular exercise to keep her mind and body fit.

Despite her intelligence, the Braque d'Auvergne is prone to hereditary and congenital conditions that can adversely affect their health — not to mention your family budget. Although generally a healthy breed, some of the conditions and illnesses Auvergne Pointers are prone to include digestive conditions such as gastric dilatation volvulus (GVD or bloat); and joint conditions such as hip dysplasia.

Thankfully, Petplan pet insurance covers all hereditary and chronic conditions as standard. Which means if your Braque d'Auvergne inherits anything more than a propensity for pointing, you’re covered.

Use the condition checker tool to learn what common conditions your pet may have.

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