In the mid-19th century, Carayon-Lantour Joseph Earl wanted to regenerate the dog breed of Saintonge, weakened as a result of the French Revolution (they only survived 3 These copies) He joined the last descendants with dogs Blue Gascony had Baron Ruble. Thus was created the Gascon Saintongeois, but that creation, it caused the disappearance of the Hound of Saintonge.
This breed of dog, It was developed, in its origins, mainly for hunting, greater and hares.
It is a very well established dog, It conveys an image of strong dog, but elegant at the same time. Their fur is short and dense, white background, with black spots; It may be mottled, but slightly. They usually have two black spots on each side of the head covering the ears, surrounding the eyes and cheeks-reach. The cheeks are color fire, but soft (as clay). They have, also two spots in that color, on top of the eyes, What gives them the appearance of having four eyes.
There is also the Petite Gascon Saintongeois, It shares the characteristics of Gascon Saintongeois, but its dimensions are smaller (measured 54 and 62 height cm). It is also a versatile Hunter, but above all of hares, but also, usually used for hunting.
Gascon Saintongeois, is a dog's Pack, from its origins, has a highly developed sense of smell, is bold, and has a nice bark. It is a quiet dog, very affectionate, and easy to train.