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Ariegeois

The faithful French hound

Breed
FCI-6
Scenthounds and Related Breeds
FCI
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Original Name : Ariégeois

Type : Braccoid

Male size : 20½-22¾ inches

Female size : 19¾-22 inches

Degree of grooming :

Countries of origin : France

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The Ariegeois is a light, medium-sized dog of elegance and distinction. This breed of hardworking dogs with plenty of initiative and enterprise is very apt at driving game towards the waiting hunters. Quick-witted and fairly easy to train, it has a good voice and a cheerful, sociable mien, characterized by unstinting loyalty.

Head+

Viewed from the front, slightly domed skull, not too broad, with slight occipital protuberance.

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Body+

Very muscular, firm back, well fused, slightly arched loins, fairly level croup, long chest.

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Coat+

White with well defined jet black markings, sometimes mottled. Fairly pale tan markings on cheeks and above the eyes.

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Ears+

Fine, supple, curled in, must reach to the onset of the nose without passing the tip.

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Tail+

Well set, thin at the tip, reaching the point of the hock.

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Hair+

Short, fine and close.

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This breed from the French department of Ariège is the result of a cross between a French beagle dog and a scenthound, possibly the Grand Bleu de Gascogne or the Gascon Saintongeois. It has the physical characteristics of a scenthound, albeit with less distinction, size, and heaviness.The Ariegeois is used for hunting with guns and coursing, much appreciated for its size and skills, either alone or in a pack, and its maneuverability on difficult terrain.

Did you know ?

While it likes most of all to hunt hares, an Ariegeois is also used on the trail of roe deer and wild boar.

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