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Physical Characteristics

Breed Group:

Hound Group.

Weight:

66 pounds (30 kg).

Height:

Males are approximately 52-58 cm at the withers while females are approximately 50-56 cm.

Color(s):

The standard colouring for Ariege Hounds is white with black flecks or spots and light tan markings on the face.

Coat:

Ariege Hounds have short and dense coats of fine hair.


Overview

Character:

Happy and friendly, Ariege Hounds make excellent companions as well as great working dogs. Although not fast, these dogs are determined and energetic animals.

Country of Origin:

France.

History:

This breed originated in Ariège in southern France and was created by crossing French Hounds with Blue Gascony Hounds and Gascon Saintongeois. First recognized in 1907, this breed nearly went extinct during the Second World War but was fully revived again by the 1970's.

Name:

This breed is also known as the Ariegeois.

Temperament:

Ariege Hounds have sunny and calm dispositions. These dogs are also very docile and are good at staying focused while hunting. Ariege Hounds love human companionship and get along well with other dogs.


Care

Training:

These intelligent and determined dogs are very trainable.

Activity:

Ariege Hounds are very energetic and active, requiring plenty of open space and regular exercise.

Ownership:

Ariege Hounds are not suitable for apartment or city life. They don't like to be confined and require lots of space. Daily exercise is an absolute must, and these dogs should also be groomed at least once or twice a week. Owners need to pay particular attention to ear care with Ariege Hounds.


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