Group: Scenthound, UKC
History: This even-tempered breed was bred to hunt rabbits and foxes.The handsome Ariegeois was created by breeding from mixes of local hounds, Grand Bleu de Gascogne and the Grand Gascon-Saintongeois.These dogs are gifted scent hounds with a wonderful temperament.They can smell prey from a distance.
Description: The Ariegeois is a medium-sized breed with a broad chest.They have a long and narrow head with a black nose, brown eyes and long drop ears.The tail is tapered, neck long, and the white coat is short and fine with black patches.
Weight: Approximately 60 -70 pounds
Temperament: Friendly, sweet and good natured.Gets along well with people and other dogs-very sociable.
Needs: Exercise and positive training.The Ariegeois is easy to train and is obedient.They love to hike and be outdoors, but most of all they enjoy being with their pet parents 24/7.
Health Concerns: General. The Ariegeois live to be around 11-14 years.They do well with a healthy diet, regular exercise and regular veterinary care. They do suffer from ear infections ,due to their long and droopy ears.
Best Home: Active owner with large backyard.These active dogs should not be kept in an apartment or small space. The Ariegeois love to run and exercise.This breed simply adores being around children.
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