Ariege Pointer


Ariege Pointer

Infobox Dogbreed


image_caption =
name = Ariege Pointer
altname = Braque de L'Ariege
Braque de Toulouse
Braque du Midi
Ariege Pointing Dog
country = France
fcigroup = 7
fcisection = 1.1
fcinum = 177
fcistd = http://www.fci.be/uploaded_files/177gb98_en.doc

The Ariege Pointer is a breed of dog that descends from a French breed, the Saint-Germain pointer. This is an old breed from the South-West of France, and it had almost disappered prior to the First World War. Fortunately, a few breeders decided to revive the breed from the few remaining specimens, and today's breed closely resembles the original. [cite book| last = Arthus-Bertrand| first = Yann| authorlink = Yann Arthus-Bertrand| title = Dogs | publisher = Cassel & Co| date = 1993| pages = 270| isbn = 0-304-35630-X ]

Characteristics

Appearance

Braccoïd type. Its construction is powerful but without excessive heaviness, robust and of strong appearance. Its white coat mottled with pale orange or sometimes flecked with brown, together with his size, makes him an elegant distinguished looking dog. [cite paper| author = Fédération Cynologique Internationale| title =ARIEGE POINTING DOG, Breed standard| version = 07.08.1998 | publisher =Fédération Cynologique Internationale| date =1996-01-24| url =http://www.fci.be/uploaded_files/177gb98_en.doc| accessdate = 2007-06-24 ] It is solidly built, with a wide, deep chest, a back that is slightly convex in shape. It is well suited to hunting wild hare and partridge. [cite book| last = Arthus-Bertrand| first = Yann| authorlink = Yann Arthus-Bertrand| title = Dogs | publisher = Cassel & Co| date = 1993| pages = 270| isbn = 0-304-35630-X ]

Temperament

This robust, very energetic dog with an excellent sense of smell is a skilled retriever [cite web| last = The Furry Critter Network| title =Ariege pointer| publisher =The Furry Critter Network| url =#http://www.furrycritter.com/resources/dogs/Ariege_Pointer.htm| accessdate = 2007-06-24 ] , is suitable for all kinds of hunting. Quick and energectic, itr is also very independent so needs firm training, however it is docile and easy to train. [cite paper| author = Fédération Cynologique Internationale| title =ARIEGE POINTING DOG, Breed standard| version = 07.08.1998 | publisher =Fédération Cynologique Internationale| date =1996-01-24| url =http://www.fci.be/uploaded_files/177gb98_en.doc| accessdate = 2007-06-24 ] . It needs spaced and exercise as well as regular brushing.

History

The Ariège Pointer is issued from the old French Braques, which in the 19th century, were crossed with Braques of Meridional (Southern) stock of white and orange coat, to give them more lightness and activity. A few Ariègeois huntsmen continued to use it, which avoided a complete disappearance of the breed. In 1990 a team of breeders decided to devote themselves to its survival. In particular we have Mr. Alain Deteix to thank for the survival of the breed. He headed that team of breeders ands wholeheartedly devoted himself to the revival of part of France's National heritage. [cite book| last = Arthus-Bertrand| first = Yann| authorlink = Yann Arthus-Bertrand| title = Dogs | publisher = Cassel & Co| date = 1993| pages = 270| isbn = 0-304-35630-X ]

References

External links

*#http://www.aniwa.com/en/chien/Grand_Public/document/100005/20562/index.htm
*#http://www.furrycritter.com/resources/dogs/Ariege_Pointer.htm


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