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Ariege Pointing Dog

Breeding group : Sporting
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BREED ATTRIBUTES

GENERAL  
Breed group: Sporting Type: Pure Breed
Talent: Agility, Hunting, Narcotics detection, Search & rescue

PHYSICAL  
Size: Large Weight: 55-65 pounds Fur length: Ears: Flappy Fur type: Straight
Fur Color: Brown & White, Merle / Spotted / Brindle / Speckled, White / Cream

ATTRIBUTES  
Life Expectancy: 12-14 years Rarity: Uncommon Availability: Hard to find
Climate: Not good for cold climate
BREED DETAILS

GENERAL
The Ariege Pointing Dog (also known as Braque de l'Ariège or Ariege Pointer) is a scent hound and a transcendent gun dog. They hunt by scent and not by speed or sight. The dogs of this breed are large in size with a height and weight of 22-26 inches and 55-60 pounds. The breed is proportioned dog with large drop ears. The muzzle is medium length. The hanging low tail is very short. The legs are medium length and strong. The dog has a short coat with primary white colour. This breed is NOT recognized by AKC however it is recognized by UKC and FCI.

COLOR
This dog has primarily white colour that is sometimes speckled with Orange, Liver or chestnut.

COAT
The coat is short and easy to groom.

PERSONALITY
This dog is specially used for hunting purposes and is accustomed to large open areas. It is a highly energetic dog that is best suited to be a hunting dog more than being a family pet although it will make a good family dog as well. The dog is docile, energetic, very quick and independent. It is trainable with firm and consistent trainer. The dog can make a good house pet if it is provided enough playing and running space. It is very unsuitable for urban apartment life or lazy owners. It will live best with families in rural areas and that use this dog's hunting skills.

CARE
The breed is generally very healthy. The coat requires regular brushing.

TRAINING
Accustomed to working on its own during hunting, the Ariege Pointing Dog is independent in nature and can become willful during training. The owner should display true pack leader qualities by being confident, calm yet firm and assertive to train this dog.

ACTIVITY
This highly energetic dog needs lots of physical activities. Long walks and playing time in open secure area is must for this breed of dogs.

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