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Size: Medium / Large

Weight: 65 - 75 lbs

Height: 24" - 28"

Life Span: 10 - 12 years

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

Origin: France

Also Known As: No Nicknames.

Group: Companion

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

No special exercise requirements.

Grooming Needs

No special grooming requirements.


Loyal but not affectionate. They jhave a natural guard dog instinct.

Compatibility with Kids

Not appropriate for very young children


In 1692, the Poitevin Dog was developed in the Poitou region of Western France by one Marquis Francois de Larrye. De Larrye created this dog from the Montemboeuf and the now extinct Chien Ceris�breeds. Since then, these dogs were used to hunt wolves,�boars, deer, and foxes.