Also known as: No Nicknames
Today's Role: Companion Dog, Hunting
History and Facts: A descendant of the Bleu de Gascogne, Gascon Saintongeois 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.
Temperament / Behavior
The Ariegeois is energetic, free-spirited and typically friendly.
Breed-Related Health Concerns
Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.
Exercise: The Ariegeois requires regular vigorous exercise. This dog is not well-suited for apartments or kennels.
Grooming: The Ariegeois needs minimal grooming: occasional brushing and bathing.