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Ariegeois

Size: Large

Weight: 63 - 70 lbs.

Height: 24" - 27"

Life Span: 13 - 15 years

Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Origin: France

Also Known As: No Nicknames.

Group: Scenthound

Category: Companion Dog, Hunting

Exercise Needs

The Ariegeois requires regular vigorous exercise. This dog is not well-suited for apartments or kennels.

Grooming Needs

The Ariegeois needs minimal grooming: occasional brushing and bathing.

Temperament

The Ariegeois is energetic, free-spirited and typically friendly.

Compatibility with Kids

Exceptional, especially with well-behaved children.

History

A descendant of the Bleu de Gascogne, Gascon Sain-tongeois and Chien d'Artois in the southern French province of Ariegeois. This rare breed is an expert at rabbit hunting and was first recognized in 1912.

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