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Ariegeois

Dog Breed Information

Other Names

Ariege Hound

Description

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Temperament

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Height, Weight

Height: Males 20 - 23 inches (52 - 58 cm) Females 20 - 22 inches (50 - 56 cm)

Weight: Males 62 - 66 pounds (28 - 30 kg) Females 55 - 60 pounds (25 - 27 kg)

Health Problems

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Living Conditions

The Ariegeois is not recommended for apartment life unless they are regularly exercised. They are relatively inactive indoors and will do best with at least a large yard.

Exercise

This breed needs a lot of exercise. They do best when they can run free in their own fenced-in yard, but still need to go on long daily walks. Does best with a job to do.

Life Expectancy

About 10 - 12 years

Litter Size

About 3 to 6 puppies

Grooming

The smooth, short-haired coat is easy to groom. Comb and brush with a firm bristle brush, and shampoo only when necessary. This breed is an average shedder.

Origin

France

Group

Hunting, Hound

Recognition

ACA = American Canine Association Inc.

DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.