The Ariégeois is a dog of French origin, a native of the city of Ariège What, bordering Spain.
The Ariégeois It was recorded, 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.
Physical characteristics of the “Ariégeois”
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 it's 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 - 58 cm and the females of 50 - 56 cm..
The half-life of this dog is of 12 - 13 years.
Character and skills “Ariégeois”
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.
Education of “Ariégeois”
The Ariégeois not a particularly difficult dog to train. Docile and intelligent, he likes to please his teacher and will act with great enthusiasm. On the other hand, your sensitivity means that your training should not be too firm. The Ariégeois possesses strong learning potential. Therefore, your education is pretty simple as long as you start early and right. As with all dogs, it is necessary to train him delicately, sweetness and firmness. Shy in temperament, it is advisable to socialize him very young with humans so that he does not develop any fear.
Health of the “Ariégeois”
The Ariégeois has no particular health problems. Above all, you do not develop any inherited diseases during your life. However, because of his droopy ears, may be prone to some ear infections. Therefore, it is advisable to check your ears regularly and clean them. For this, the vet will know how to proceed.
care of “Ariégeois”
It's easy to keep a Ariégeois. Often only requires regular brushing (weekly) to remove dead hairs. However, as it is a dog that likes the outdoors and usually spends time outdoors, must be examined upon return from each departure. Your pads should be cleaned and your coat checked to ensure no parasites have attached.. In addition, your eyes and ears should be washed.
It is recommended to brush the dog weekly to keep his coat and skin clean. Special attention should be paid to your ears to avoid debris and possible infections.
Videos of “Ariégeois”
Type and recognitions:
- CLASSIFICATION FCI: 20
- Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds.
- Section 1: Scent hounds – 1.2: Medium-sized Hounds. With working trial.
- – FCI – Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds. – Section 1.2: Medium-sized Hounds. ⓘ
- – UKC – Scenthounds ⓘ
- – Central Canine Society ⓘ
FCI breed standard “Ariégeois”
1. Ariege Hound (English).
2. Braque de l’Ariège (French).
3. Ariège Laufhund (German).
4. Ariegeois (Portuguese).
5. Ariégeois, Braque du Midi (Spanish).