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A very well tempered athlete.  Bred to hunt in packs, aggression is carefully screened out, as a result, like most scenthounds, a great gregarious companion with minimal abilities in the recall.
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General Information
Group(s): HoundsScent Hound Height: 18-23 inches
Weight: 35-45 pounds Longevity: teens
Colors: white with black spots sometimes mottled Coat type: short and smooth
Recognized Registries: FCI, UKC, NCA and others
Overall Appearance: Medium built dog of clean lines and notable muscularity and bone. Scenthound ancestry clear from ears, expression and length of muzzle.
Personaility - Behavior - Training
Energy Level: low to moderate
General Nature: exceptionally genial with a strong work ethic
  with Children: generally exceptional especially if with well behaved children
  with other pets: generally good though smaller mammals like rabbits may not be safe
  with dogs: generally exceptional
Socialization requirements: moderate, primarily to help benefit confidence
Ideal home characteristics: One that enjoys a happy, easy going athlete. Very adaptable but particularly enjoys time with their people including athletic activities.
Temperament Notes: Genial, friendly, vocal, easily distracted by scents, charming
Training requirement: socializing and basic manners preferably
Trainer notes: Not a difficult dog to train but with their strong scenting ability they are inclined to be distracted and overwhelmed by novel scents.  Recall can be difficult as a result but not impossible.  Consistent, enthusiastic training sessions will make this dog a happy and willing worker with a penchant for charming creativity.
Background Information
Year range of first recognition: early 1900s
Country of Origin: France
Original Function: scenthound
History: Developed by crossing the Briquet and Chien D'Ordre. As a result, the Ariegeois is a more refined and smaller version.
Adoption Information
Deviations from Standard:
Health Notes:
Health Testing:
Questions to ask Breeder:  - The Breeder Questions as listed here provided with explanations and answers you will want to be looking for!

  • How long have you had Ariegeois?
  • Do you have a written contract and puppy guarantee?
  • What health issues have you seen in the breed?
  • Do you microchip?
  • What age do you send your puppies home?
  • Are your puppies whelped indoors?
  • Do you intend to keep a puppy?
  • How often do you have puppies available?
  • What health issues do you clear your breeding stock for?
  • What titles do you seek for your breeding stock?
  • What do you consider ideal Ariegeois temperament?
  • What would you consider an ideal Ariegeois home?
  • What suggestions do you have for socializing, raising and training an Ariegeois?
  • What are the most common difficulties or behavior issues we might face?
Web Sites:

The uncommon Ariegeois lacks a rescue in the US at present.  Many hound rescues would willingly help a dog of this type.  Research hound, beagle, coonhound and scenthound rescues for available options. Great Hound Rescue with contacts and links to similar rescues all over North America!  A great place to start. Dixie Coonhound Rescue

Other Resources
Breed standard: The standard of the Ariegeois 

Breeder Ethics:
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