Tag: French dog breeds

Ariegeois Dog Breeds-France

Origin: France 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…

FRENCH DOG BREEDS- GRIFFON FAUVE DE BRETAGNE

The Griffon Fauve de Bretagne, otherwise known as the Fawn Brittany Griffon originated from France.This rustic looking dog is one of the oldest French scenthounds. Group: Scenthound,UKC History: The Griffon was used to hunt wolves until the 19th century when wolf populations declined.This breed is an ancestor to the Basset Fauve de Bretagne.The Griffon Fauve…

FRENCH DOG BREEDS-BEAUCERON-BERGER DE BEAUCE

BERGER DE BEAUCE- BEAUCERON Country of Origin: France Group:Herding,UKC/AKC History: The Beauceron is a very old breed that dates as far back as the late 16th century.This great breed was rarely known outside of France.Although cousin to the mighty Briard,the Beauceron¬†is not as playful.After the French Revolution, the Beauceron were used as herding dogs.There was…