Chien - gris

Unavailable Price Avg.




Breed Type

Large, Medium


9-11 years


Breed Information

Group Extinct
Popularity/Rank 317
Origin France
Other Names Dun Hound, Grey St Louis Hound, Gris de Saint-Louis
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) Unavailable
Size Large, Medium
Weight 58-88 pounds (26-40 kg)
Height 20-27 inches (51-69 cm)
Lifespan 9-11 years
Recognized by
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
Purpose Companionship
Date of Origin Unknown
Ancestry French

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Wiry
Coat Colors Red, Tan, White
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Gris, Bleu, Marron, Vert, Jaune, Or, Argent
Nose Color Possibilities Black, Brown, Pink, Blue, Gray
Coat Color Possibilities Gris, Silver, Charcoal, Blue, Black, White
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Medium
Coat Texture Smooth
Recommended Brushes Slicker brush, Pin brush, Undercoat rake, Shedding blade, Nail clippers, Grooming scissors
Brushing Frequency 2-3 times per week

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Affectionate, Caring, Friendly, Hunting, Loyal
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Moderate
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 Yes
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 Moderate
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 30 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 30-60 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 2.5 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 1.5 cups
Daily Cost $20-$30
Monthly Cost $50-$100


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Chien - gris have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 4-6 puppies (Once a year.)


The Chien-gris is a medium-sized dog breed that originated in France. It is a cross between the Greyhound and the French Bulldog, and it has become increasingly popular in recent years. The Chien-gris has a unique appearance, with its long legs and short body giving it an athletic look. Its coat is usually gray or black, but some may have white markings as well.

When it comes to size, the Chien-gris typically stands between 18 and 22 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs between 25 and 40 pounds. This breed is known for its intelligence, loyalty, and affectionate nature. They are also very active dogs that need plenty of exercise to stay healthy.

The personality of the Chien-gris is friendly yet independent. They are loyal to their owners but can be aloof with strangers. They are also very intelligent dogs that can learn quickly if given proper training and socialization from an early age.

The Chien-gris is generally friendly with other dogs, cats, children, and other animals if they have been properly socialized from an early age. However, they may be wary of strangers due to their independent nature so it’s important to introduce them slowly when meeting new people or animals for the first time.

The temperament of the Chien-gris is generally calm but alert when necessary; they make great watchdogs as they will bark when something seems out of place or suspicious in their environment. They are also very affectionate towards their owners but can be aloof with strangers so proper socialization from an early age is important for this breed’s development into adulthood

When it comes to health issues common among this breed include hip dysplasia (a condition where there’s abnormal formation of hip joints), patellar luxation (a condition where kneecaps slip out of place), eye problems such as cataracts or glaucoma; heart disease; skin allergies; obesity; dental problems; ear infections; hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid gland); epilepsy (seizures); bloat (gastric dilatation volvulus); luxating patellas (slipping kneecaps); elbow dysplasia (abnormal formation of elbow joints). It’s important to keep up on regular vet visits for your pet in order to catch any potential health issues before they become serious problems down the road!

The adaptability level of this breed varies depending on individual personalities but overall they do well in most environments as long as there’s plenty of exercise available for them each day! Some benefits associated with owning a Chien-gris include: being loyal companions who love spending time with their owners; being intelligent enough to learn quickly if given proper training/socialization from an early age; being good watchdogs who will alert you if something seems out of place or suspicious in their environment; being relatively low maintenance when it comes to grooming needs since they don’t require much brushing/bathing compared to other breeds!


The Chien-gris is a breed of dog that was once popular in France. The breed almost became extinct due to the popularity of other breeds of dogs. However, the breed has become popular again in recent years. The ancestry of the Chien-gris is unknown. The breed is thought to be a mix of several different breeds of dogs. The Chien-gris was recognized as a breed by the French Kennel Club in 1885.