The Small Braque Français retains the proportions of the bigger hound with
dimensions reduced and a lighter structure but with the same general characteristics
as the heavy type.
That of a rustic hound, well-muscled though without clumsiness.
Head: Shorter. Muzzle: Not square but also not snipey, sometimes slightly convex. Lips: Less ample than in the bigger hound. Ears: Set on higher, a little shorter, barely folded. Neck: Little or no dewlap. Back: Shorter Flanks Not so deep. Legs: Of lighter build. Feet: Lean, taut. Tail: Thin, can be docked, sometimes short from birth.
White with dark brown patches of differing shades, with or without mottling. Or dark brown spotted and mottled or self-coloured, with or without white on head, chest, and legs. White with cinnamon patches and mottling, sometimes self-coloured. Markings of pale tan may appear over the eyes, on cheeks and limbs or in scattered mottling.
Height: From 18.5 to 22 inches (47 to 56 cm). Preferred height 19.5 to 21.75 inches (50 to 55 cm).
Weight: From 38 – 55 lbs. (17 – 25 kilos)
Canadian Kennel Club Official Breed Standards
GROUP I SPORTING DOGS
Faults (If any of these exist it is a deviation from the standard): Head too heavy, cheeks too prominent, skull too wide or too narrow. Snipey muzzle, light eyes, unkind or mean expression. Lack of pigmentation on nose and eye rims. Ears too long or too short, badly set or carried. Shoulders, ribs and thighs flat, loose skin, too light or too heavy construction.
Disqualifications (If any of these exist it should disqualify them from breeding):
Black nose, split nose, traces of black in the coat. Rear dewclaws or traces of
Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended
into the scrotum.