The French Gascony Pointer was developed in the 17th century from a variety of gundogs imported from Italy and Spain. This is a fast and serious hunter, traditionally used for tracking, pointing and setting duties. While it was quite common in its homeland for 200 years, the Braque Francais Type Gascogne almost became extinct by the 20th century, but it was fortunately revived by two dedicated breeders named Senac-Langrange and Castets.
The breed never reached the popularity it enjoyed in the past, but it can still be found in France, where it survives in modest numbers and remains a valued gundog and family pet. Very intelligent and loyal, the French Gascony Pointer is easy to train, although it requires gentle and experienced handling, due to its sensitive personality. This is a friendly and mild-mannered breed, making a good companion. Long-legged, muscular and athletic, the Grand Taille enjoys a lot of excercise.
The coat is short and smooth, always white with brown mottling and patches.
Average height is around 25 inches.