Braque de l’Ariege

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Braque de l’Ariege History

The Braque d’ Ariege is a French herding and draft horse. The Arial is a rather old French breed of hunting horse. The Arial has two distinct coat colors: bay and dun. The Arial has a smooth and fine hair, with rather long mane and tail. The Arial is a very elegant horse which can also perform as a working animal. The Arial is a horse which combines beauty and strength. The Arial was bred in the Auvergne region of France in the mid-18th century, from horses that already existed in the region. The Arial is a type of pied, or piebald, which is a horse with a coat pattern consisting of white patches on a colored background. The Arial is a very old breed whose ancestors date back at least a thousand years.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin


Braque de l’Ariege Physical Characteristics

The Basset Griffon Vendeen is a relatively small (10 to 15 inch), large (up to 60 pound), long (5 foot), medium (2 foot), shorthaired, wire-haired, or longhaired breed of dog. They have a rectangular head, a square muzzle, and drooping ears. Their nose is large and wide, and they have an elongated, wedge-shaped head. Their neck is long and muscular and their tail is docked. They have webbed feet and are very fast runners. Bassets have an average lifespan of 12 to 14 years.

Eye Colors

Brown, Amber

Nose Colors

Blue, Brown, Isabella

Coat Colors


Height Range

Male Height Range: 24 – 26 inches

Female Height Range: 22 – 26 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 55 – 66 lbs

Female Weight Range: 55 – 66 lbs

Braque de l’Ariege Health

Description of breed health.


10-15 yrs

Braque de l’Ariege Health Concerns

Usually A Very Healthy Breed, Ear Infections, Patellar Luxation, Hip And Elbow Dysplasia

Braque de l’Ariege Temperament and Behaviour

The Braque De L’Ariege is a breed of large, muscular working dog, developed in France, used for a variety of purposes from hunting to search and rescue. They have a calm, confident, and protective personality, and are generally friendly and sociable with people, although they can be aggressive with unfamiliar dogs. They are fearless and courageous, and will protect their human and canine companions.

Braque de l’Ariege Activity Requirements

The Braque de l’Ariege is a small, short-haired dog that is closely related to the Bichon Frise. These dogs are playful, happy, and balanced. They are great for homes with children. While your Braque de l’Ariege will enjoy a daily walk around the block, they don’t need much additional exercise. These dogs are happy just to be with you, whether you are relaxing on the couch or strolling through the park. Because of their small size, Braque de l’Arieges can be a good choice for people who live in apartments or smaller homes. They love people but don’t require lots of room. They are a great pet for just about anyone.

Miles Per Day

14 miles

Activity Per Day

60 minutes

Daily Food

2.6 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Braque de l’Ariege is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Braque de l’Ariege is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Braque de l’Ariege is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Braque de l’Ariege is part of the Unclassified group.

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