The Ariégeois is a dog of French origin, a native of the city of Ariège What, bordering Spain.
The Ariégeois was registered, obtaining the original valid standard, the twenty-fourth day of January of 1996 (Classification: Group 6 – Section 1.2).
Several theories are born from the intersection between a dog hound type of complexion much lighter in the country (We cannot say exactly what), a Old Pays Briquet and Great Gascony blue or a Gascon Saintongeois.
The truth is that crosses kept the typical physical characteristics of these last two dogs, but you can highlight a more docile nature, along with the size and lighter weight.
The Ariégeois, is a dog used for small game. Medium-size and light weight make it a wonder, either alone or in groups, they can grow and develop easily in difficult terrain, It is a dog that tolerate heat well.
His favorite is the hunting of the Hare, but it is also used - sometimes- for the hunting of deer or wild boar.
The skin of the Ariégeois is fine, soft, not attached to the body, but do not allow the presence of Chin, folds or wrinkles. Mucous membranes (areas without hair) are black.
The fur is short, fine and bright, It is white with black markings well defined and painted, sometimes. Cheeks has color fire. The height at the cross in the males is of 52 to 58 cm and the females of 50 to 56 cm..
The half-life of this dog is of 12 to 13 years.
Character and skills
Due to its origins (hunting dog), tends to be a very independent animal It houses a large amount of initiative and an unparalleled entrepreneurial spirit. This means that, If not train them for little ones and as it is due, in the adulta… age, We will be able break us throat calling it. It is a dog that turned on easy, He is intelligent and well accepted orders, but we should be able to provide them with love and determination.
The Ariégeois is a quiet dog, sometimes difficult (If it is boring or not well taught), but is very intelligent, and it adapts easily to home life, post since a some time sees it most often as a pet.
It is loving and patient with children, also it is sociable with other dogs. But its main purpose is to hunt, and there is where will draw out its talent and its beauty, and where its bark is very valuable for partridges, quail and small varmints.
Otros nombres: Ariege Hound
– Ariege Hound / Sabueso del Ariège
– Group 6 / Section 1.2 – medium-sized hounds