The Braque d’Auvergene is an affectionate and energetic dog that thrives on an active lifestyle. It is not for laid-back families in an apartment set-up. It needs a bigger living space where it can freely move around or an access to a fenced yard, or better yet, a home in the countryside. It forms a strong bond with its one person, especially to the one who puts in the effort and takes care of it. This breed is not suitable for first-time owners because although it is good-natured, it needs proper training and handling by an experienced owner.
The Braque d’Auvergene loves children of any age, but make sure to supervise interactions to avoid anybody from accidentally getting hurt. It cannot be left alone at home as its high energy and anxiety will make it destructive. It gets along with other pets, but small animals like birds, rabbits, and mice should be avoided because it has a very strong prey drive.
This breed is highly intelligent and trainable, and would gladly participate in challenging training sessions. Since it has a heightened sense of smell, it is prone to escaping. Owners need to teach strong recall commands for it to come quickly in any situation even though it has caught an interesting scent.
Breeds can have certain predisposed characteristics, but your dog’s temperament and intelligence can also be influenced by genetics, environment, training, and socialisation. This means that you have the power to impact your Braque d’Auvergene’s character, starting with providing a loving and comfortable home.