Pointer of Ariège circa 1915
|Other names||Braque de l'Ariège|
|Dog (domestic dog)|
The Braque de l'Ariège is a French breed of hunting dog of pointer type. It originates in the Ariège département of Occitanie, in south-western France. The breed name may be rendered in English as Ariège Pointing Dog or Ariège Pointer.
History and use
In 1990 a team of breeders decided to devote themselves to the Braque de l'Ariège's survival. In particular we have Mr. Alain Deteix to thank for the survival of the breed. He headed that team of breeders and wholeheartedly devoted himself to the revival of part of France's National heritage.
It is well suited to hunting wild hare and partridge.
The Braque de l'Ariège is a normally proportioned dog with drop ears. The tail is traditionally docked. The coat is short and primarily white, speckled with larger patches of colours described as orange, liver, or chestnut on the head and ears. Size is about 60–67 centimetres (24–26 in) in height at the withers. Dogs of the breed should appear powerful but without excessive heaviness, robust and of strong. It is quick and energetic. It is also very independent so needs regular training and activity.
- Clark, Anne Rogers; Andrew H. Brace (1995). The International Encyclopedia of Dogs. Howell Book House. p. 144. ISBN 0-87605-624-9. Lay summary.
- Arthus-Bertrand, Yann (1993). Dogs. Cassel & Co. p. 270. ISBN 0-304-35630-1.
- Fédération Cynologique Internationale (24 January 1996). "ARIEGE POINTING DOG, Breed standard". 7 August 1998. Fédération Cynologique Internationale. Archived from the original on 22 June 2007. Retrieved 24 June 2007. Cite journal requires