USD $600-$800 Price Avg.

Hunting Dogs


Cross Breed

Breed Type



10-12 years


Breed Information

Group Hunting Dogs
Popularity/Rank 329
Origin France
Other Names Ariege Hound
Breed Type Cross Breed
Price (Avg.) USD $600-$800
How much does it cost to purchase a Ariegeois?
The price of a Ariegeois will vary from breeder to breeder as well as from place to place. As a rough guide, you should expect to pay between $600 to $800 per Ariegeois if you purchase from a reputable breeder. Prices will be higher for show-quality dogs with a distinguished pedigree. Adult dogs who have already been trained may cost even more. It is usually less expensive to adopt a Ariegeois through a shelter.
Size Medium
Weight 28–30 kg
Height Male: 20–23 inches (52–58 cm),
Female: 20–22 inches (50–56 cm)
Lifespan 10-12 years
Recognized by FCI
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section.
Purpose Hunting, Coursing, Companion
Date of Origin 1912
Ancestry Briquet, Grand Bleu de Gascogne, Grand Gascon-Saintongeois

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Smooth
Coat Colors Black, Tricolor, White
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Brown
Nose Color Possibilities Black
Coat Color Possibilities Black, White
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Normal
Coat Texture Straight
Recommended Brushes Nail Clipper, Slicker Brush
Brushing Frequency Weekly

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Affectionate, Caring, Cheerful, Enterprising, Happy, Hard, Productive, Sociable, Trainable, Working
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners Yes
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level Low
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 14 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 60 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 4 cups
Daily Cost $2.00 - $3.00
Monthly Cost $60.00 - $90.00


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Ariegeois have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 3-6 puppies (Once a year.)


The Ariegeois dog is a medium-sized breed of dog that originated in the Ariege region of France. It is a versatile hunting dog, used for tracking, pointing, and retrieving game. The Ariegeois has a distinctive appearance with its long ears and thick coat. It has an athletic build and is known for its intelligence and loyalty.

Appearance: The Ariegeois has a strong, muscular body with long legs and a deep chest. Its head is broad with long ears that hang down to the sides of its face. Its coat is thick and dense, usually white or cream in color with brown or black markings on the head, back, legs, and tail.

Lifespan: The average lifespan of an Ariegeois is 12-14 years when properly cared for.

Size & Weight: The average size of an adult Ariegeois ranges from 18-22 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs between 40-50 pounds when fully grown.

Colors: The most common colors are white or cream with brown or black markings on the head, back, legs, and tail; however they can also be found in other colors such as red or sable.

Personality: The Ariegeois is an intelligent breed that loves to please its owners; it’s loyal to its family but can be wary of strangers if not socialized properly from an early age. They are active dogs who need plenty of exercise to stay healthy both physically and mentally; they enjoy activities such as running alongside their owners while biking or jogging as well as playing fetch in open spaces like parks or fields.

Friendliness: This breed gets along well with other dogs if socialized properly from puppyhood; they are also friendly towards children if raised around them from an early age but may be wary of strangers until they get used to them over time. They tend to get along well with other animals too but should always be supervised when interacting with smaller pets due to their hunting instincts which could lead them to chase after small animals like cats or rabbits if given the chance!

Temperament: The temperament of this breed can vary depending on how it’s been raised; generally speaking though they are gentle natured dogs who love spending time outdoors exploring new places while being active alongside their owners – this makes them great companions for those looking for a loyal friend who will always have their back!

Health: Generally speaking this breed does not suffer from any major health issues however there have been reports of hip dysplasia occurring in some individuals so it’s important that you check your pup’s hips before purchasing one just in case! Additionally regular vet checkups should be done throughout their life span so any potential problems can be caught early on before becoming serious issues later down the line!

Adaptability Level & Benefits As Pets : This breed adapts well to different environments provided there’s plenty of space for them to run around outside – they do best living in rural areas where there’s lots of room for exploration but can also do well living indoors provided there’s enough space inside too! As pets these dogs make great companions due to their loyalty towards their owners – they love spending time outdoors exploring new places while being active alongside you making them perfect partners for those looking for adventure!


The Ariegeois is a French breed of dog from the département of Ariège in the Midi-Pyrenees. It is a short-haired, brindle-coloured hunting dog used for driving game to the gun. It is sometimes called the Chien d'Ariège or the Chien de Montagne d'Ariège.

The Ariegeois is descended from dogs brought to France by the Romans, and was common in Ariège until the early twentieth century. It almost became extinct in the 1970s, but was saved by a few breeders, and has since become popular again. It is recognised as a breed by both the Fédération Cynologique Internationale and by France's Kennel Club, the Société Centrale Canine.

The Ariegeois is a medium-sized dog, with males measuring 55–60 cm (22–24 in) at the withers and females 50–55 cm (20–22 in). The coat is short and dense, with a brindle colouration that may be fawn, wolf grey or black. There are often white markings on the chest and toes. The head is long and narrow, with erect ears. The tail is usually docked short.