Burgos Pointer

Perdiguero de Burgos, Spanish Pointer

This magnificent dog shows great stamina as well as great courage. Highly appreciated for hunting both game birds and game animals, his resistance, obedience, solidity and unfailing flair make him hunters' greatest friend. His calm and self-confidence as well as his beautiful qualities could make him a great companion, but he is still used nowadays mainly for hunting. Not very widespread elsewhere in Europe, especially in France, Spanish hunters seem to have made the Burgos Pointer the hunting dog par excellence throughout Spain, his country of origin.

Height 59 to 67 cm
Weight 25 to 30 kg
Life expectancy 12 to 14 years
Home country Spain

Quick Overview of the Burgos Pointer

Temperament

  • Posed and quiet
  • Balanced and intelligent
  • Gentle and very docile
  • Exceptional character

Appearance

  • Solid and massive build
  • Harmoniously proportioned silhouette
  • Dynamic look

Health

  • Generally in excellent health
  • Hardy and robust
  • No particular pathology

Temperament of the Burgos Pointer

Posed, calm, balanced, hardy, gentle, intelligent and very docile, the Burgos Pointer has an excellent temperament and character.

Great hunting dog, he is sociable and very friendly with everyone. This noble dog is in no way aggressive nor guardian. He is easy to train because he is very docile.

Breed Appearance

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Of medium size, the Braque de Burgos has a solid and massive build with a very functional silhouette of harmonious proportions. His dynamic appearance suggests great capacity for work and resistance.

Height

Between 62 and 67 cm (24.41 to 26.38 inches) for the male
Between 59 and 64 cm (23.23 to 25.20 inches) for the female

Weight

Between 25 and 30 kg (55.12 to 66.14 pounds) for the male
Between 25 and 30 kg (55.12 to 66.14 pounds) for the female

Color

The color of his coat has a white background with liver or other white flecks. Very often, there is a white spot on his forehead.

Hair

His fine hair is short.

Morphology

His head is massive and has abundant and drooping chops. His melancholic eyes are dark. His large ears are long and hanging. His nose is black. His clipped tail is high.

According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 7, section 1 and is #90

Price and monthly budget

Price you can expect to pay for a Burgos Pointer puppy: between 500 € / $ 588 / £452 and 1000 € / $ 1176 / £904
These prices are indicative and may vary from breeder to breeder

Tips About this breed

He prefers the garden where he can run around and spend his great energy. He can live just about anywhere, but as his need for exercise is huge, he must be able to benefit from a beautiful outdoor space where he can spend his energy freely.

 

Sociable, sweet and kind, he's very friendly. Surprisingly, he is rarely used by families because he is highly esteemed as a hunter. Widely used on all types of terrain, he has no difficulty adapting to even the most difficult one.

He can hunt anywhere. He's an excellent retriever with a highly sensitive nose.

The Burgos Pointer is docile and well balanced, with no aggressiveness and very little bite. His socialization and education do not cause any problems.

Health of the Burgos Pointer

This hardy dog is a robust specimen and generally enjoys excellent health. His life expectancy is excellent and the breed is not affected by any particular pathology.

GROOMING

There is nothing special about his maintenance, regular brushing is more than enough, but his ears still need to be checked regularly, especially after hunting.

History of this breed

Originally from Spain, the Burgos Pointer is one of the oldest Spanish breeds that probably contributed to the arrival of the Hound and the German Braque.

There are two theories about his possible origins. First of all, he is said to be an indigenous dog that developed on his own in the Spanish province of Burgos in the North of the country.

Second theory is that he would come from a cross between the Spanish Hound and an Iberian Hunting Dog. Whatever the theory, what is certain is that he comes from Spain.

The first descriptions of this dog can be found around the 16th century.

In the "Dialogues sur l’art de la chasse et la chasse au gros" (Discussions on the Art of Hunting and Big Game Hunting), by the head crossbowman of Philip VI, King Alonso Martinez de Espinar, a breed very similar to the Burgos Pointer is mentioned.

Created and used extensively for hunting, he has remained essentially a hunting dog to this day.

He has excellent abilities to become a great companion dog, but his exceptional hunting qualities mean that he is never used for family, being over-rated as a hunter and entirely reserved for the task.

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