The Braque du Bourbonnais (pronounced brock-do-bor-bon-NAY) is an ancient breed. The Braque du Bourbonnais is considered one of the most ancient pointers of the pointing breeds developed in France. The breed was described in French literature as early as the late 1500's. Even then, the breed was known for its keen hunting instincts. Like many of our contemporary pointers, the Braque du Bourbonnais is thought to have originated from the ancient Spanish pointer.
Of the numerous French pointers, most experts agree that these breeds originated from the same stock, the French Pointer or Braque Francais. Each breed of pointers in France is named for the region in which they were developed. Some examples include the Braque Saint Germain, which is the pointer from Saint Germain. The Braque d'Auvergne is the pointer from the Auvergne region and the Braque du Bourbonnais from the province of Bourbon, a region of central France. (source: http://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/braque-du-bourbonnais/detail/#history)
Beautiful and very narrative articles were published in 1993 Gun Dog magazine June/July edition