The Braque Dupuy, also known as the Dupuy Pointer, was a breed of pointer from the Poitou region of France. It is believed to be extinct.[1][2][3]

Braque Dupuy
Braque du Puy circa 1917
Dupuy Pointer dam circa 1915
Other namesDupuy Pointer
Common nicknamesGreyhound pointer
Greyhound braque
Breed statusExtinct
Height 65–69 cm (26–27 in)
Weight 22–28 kg (49–62 lb)
Coat Short and fine
Colour White with dark brown patches and some ticking
Dog (domestic dog)

The Braque Dupuy was more closely related to the English Pointer than it was to the other French braque breeds; its foundation stock was extensively outcrossed to the English Pointer and some believe there were minor introductions of Greyhound and Sloughi bloodlines, giving the breed additional pace.[1][2] Other stories abound about the breed's genesis; one that it was created from by a breeder named Dupuy from Braques Français from the kennels of the Marquis of Rochelambert, another that it was an ancient breed saved from extinction during the French Revolution by a gamekeeper named Dupuy in the Abbey of Argensois, another that it was created in the 19th century by two gamekeeper brothers named Dupuy who crossed a Braque Français dam with a Sloughi sire named Zidar, another that it was created by a huntsman named Dupuy who crossed his wonderful dam Leda with a sire of unknown ancestry named Mylord, and finally one in which the breed was created by crossing an exceptional Poitou Pointer with an imported Greyhound.[2][3]

The Braque Dupuy had a long slender head and generally racy appearance, reminiscent of a sighthound; it was the tallest of the French braque breeds, standing 65 to 69 centimetres (26 to 27 in), was predominantly white with dark brown markings and had an undocked tail. It was not well-known outside France, was always rare within France and is generally believed to be extinct today, although there are claims to the contrary.[1][2][3]

During an episode of the Television Program Rick Steves Europe that had originally aired in October, 2014; Rick Steves had made note of an Estate Keeper of a Castle in the Loire Valley who possesses as Hunting Dogs, approximately 70 Mongrel Dogs who are a crossbreed between an English Foxhound and a Braque Dupuy [4]

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  1. ^ a b c Alderton, David (1984). The dog: the most complete, illustrated, practical guide to dogs and their world. London: Quill Publishing Ltd. p. 55. ISBN 0-89009-786-0.
  2. ^ a b c d Morris, Desmond (2001). Dogs: the ultimate dictionary of over 1,000 dog breeds. North Pomfret, VT: Trafalgar Square Publishing. pp. 255–257. ISBN 1-57076-219-8.
  3. ^ a b c Wilcox, Bonnie; Walkowicz, Chris (1995). Atlas of dog breeds of the world. Neptune City, N.J.: TFH Publications. p. 229.
  4. ^ "France: Loire Castles - Video - Rick Steves' Europe".