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At A Glance


Size: Large

Weight: 66 - 71 lbs.

Height: 25" - 28"

Life Span: -

Gascons-saintongeois

Also know as: Virelade

Group: Sporting

Origin: France

Today's Role: Companion Dog

History and Facts: This breed is named for the region in France where it originated. It is commonly referred to as the Virelade after Baron von Virelade, who crossed the breed with Grand Gasconies. Today these dogs are used to hunt deer, wild boar and foxes.

Temperament / Behavior
The Gascons-Saintongeois is known to be gentle and affectionate. This is a rare breed.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Near extinction

Special Needs
Exercise: The Dogue De Bordeaux is best suited for kennel life. This breed needs vigorous exercise and space to roam.

Grooming: Regular brushing is required for your Gascons-Saintongeois.

 

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