Thinking about purchasing an Ariegeois? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Ariegeois breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.

Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis.

Fundamental requirements for a being a good Ariegeois owner;

Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Ariegeois and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.

Questions you may want to ask an Ariegeois Breeder:

It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Ariegeois and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."

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Ariegeois Breed Profile

A French Breed, the Ariegeois is usually not seen outside of France. Used for hunting of rabbit, hare and fox. The Ariegeois has a narrow head with a slightly convex noise ridge, and long low set ears with a noble expression.  Medium in size they have a muscular wide, deep chest.

Other Names: Ariegois

Type: Scenthound

Height: 21" - 24"
Weight: 55 - 60 lbs

Colors: White with large black patches.
Short, smooth, fine, close hairs.

Temperament: Friendly and affection with their owners. Even tempered, hard working, energetic, free-spirited.
With Children: Usually will get along well with most people.
With Pets: Will get along with other dogs.

Special Needs: Active owner.

Living Environment: Rural or suburban home.

Country of Origin: France
Ariegeois History: 
From the region of Ariege, the Ariegeois was first recognized as a breed in 1912. Their ancestors include the Bleu de Gascogne, the Gascon Saintongeois and local hounds.

Registries: FCI Group 6


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