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Grand Gascon Saintongeois
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Overview

The scent-hound type breed of dogs, the Gascon Saintongeois is recognized in two different sizes, the Grand Gascon Saintongeois, and the Petite Gascon Saintongeois. The Gascon Siantongeois breed originated and developed in France with the aim to use it in pack hunting, most probably, it believed descendent of large hunting dogs i.e. the Old Hound of Saintonge. A typical French hound, the Grand Gascon Saintongeois has a lean body with unique muscles and longer legs. The distinction of the breed is wonderful hunting, in addition to first-class nose, tremendous vocal sound and splendid gallop. A Grand Gascon Saintongeois is not only a titled, audacious, challenging but also is an authentic hunter and wonderful companion. The calm, mild and gentle behavior of this dog makes it an endearing pet of the families, he belongs. An outstanding family companion, the Grand Gascon Saintongeois eagerly strives to please the owners and would always like to learn given commands in a short time. Being mild, the dog behaves nicely with children in the families. These dogs used to hunt in packs therefore it can get along with other dogs harmoniously. Being having a strong prey drive, it can hunt the smaller animals at homes. It can be good with those he knows but aggressive towards strangers. They are intelligent and trainable. Being a working dog, it needs plenty of daily activities for its fitness and good health. It has minimal grooming needs, the short and fine coat of the breed is easy to groom. The Height of the Male Grand Gascon Saintongeois is 25.6 to 28.3 while height for females is 24 to 26 inches. The weight of Grand Gascon Saintongeois is about 66 to 71 pounds. The life expectancy of the Grand Gascon Saintongeois is 12 to 15 years.

Grand Gascon Saintongeois Other Names

Other names of Grand Gascon Saintongeois other names are:

Virelade Hound.

Grand Gascon Saintongeois History

Only the three Old Saintongeois hounds (2 x male dogs and 01x female). Th Baron Joseph de Caryon-LaTour of Chateau Virelade owned those hounds and crossed them with Grand Bleu de Gascognes in order to create the Gascon-Saintongeios” dog with an aim to have a brilliant and magnificent hound dog. The hounds that were born white with black ticking had retained and later on named as Gascon-Saintongeios. Separation between two sizes took places when in the mid of 20th century, in south West France, the hunters selected a smaller group of doggies from litters of Grand Gascon Saintongeios for hunting hare and other smaller animals. Those selected smaller dogs referred as Petite Gascon Saintongeois. The Grand Gascon Saintongeois is normally used to hunt large games including Roe Deer, Wild Boar and occasionally Wolf, generally in a pack. However, the Petit Gascon Saintongeois is a multi talented hunting dog that is used for hunting of small games including rabbit, hare and sometimes can be used for large games. The UKC recognized the Grand Gascon-Saintongeois in 1993. FCI also recognized this breed.

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Grand Gascon Saintongeois Life Expectancy

The life expectancy of the Grand Gascon Saintongeois is 12 to 15 years.

Grand Gascon Saintongeois Appearance

A typical French hound, the Grand Gascon Saintongeois has a lean body with unique muscles and longer legs. The ears are dropping and lips are the pendant. The chestnut eyes of the breed are dark in color. The Grand Gascon Saintongeois is adorned with an elongated head and a black nose that is well developed. It is holding a robust back and deep chest. The elegant tail is slightly curved and carried in saber trend. The breed holds a short and smooth coat that is close to supple and fine skin. One can describe the color of the dog as it holds white color along with black patches. Occasionally it comes with speckled or ticked with black. The black is around the eyes, ears and face while cheeks of the dog are tan.

Grand Gascon Saintongeois Weight and Height

The Height of the Male Grand Gascon Saintongeois is 25.6 to 28.3 while females height is 24 to 26 inches. Weight of Grand Gascon Saintongeois is about 66 to 71 pounds.

Grand Gascon Saintongeois Temperament

In addition to audacious hunting skill and great courage and titled personality, the Grand Gascon Saintongeois is also holding a great mild, gentle and affectionate temperament. A keen hunter with great skill in fields and enthusiastic dog while at home. The calm, mild and gentle behavior of the dog makes it an endearing pet of the families, he belongs. An outstanding family companion, the Grand Gascon Saintongeois eagerly strives to please the owners and would always like to be acquainted with given commands in a short time. Being mild, the dog behaves nicely with children in the families. Though, it is sociable but socialization is paramount, a well-socialized dog can become an outstanding companion and playing buddy of kids. These dogs used to hunt in packs therefore it can get along with other dogs harmoniously. The breed is endowed with a natural hunting talent therefore care must be taken and never let smaller pets around this breed. Being having a strong prey drive, it can hunt them. Generally good with those he knows but can show aggression towards unfamiliar persons. In order to curb out the unwanted behavioral issues, you should socialized well your dogs in early ages along with positive training. They are intelligent and training these dogs is not an issue or they never pose any challenge during training. They would like to respond respectfully to positive training methods.

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Grand Gascon Saintongeois with children and other pets

Being mild, the dog behaves nicely with children in the families. Though, it is sociable but socialization is paramount, a well-socialized dog can become an outstanding companion and playing buddy of kids. These dogs used to hunt in packs therefore it can get along with other dogs harmoniously. The breed is endowed with a natural hunting talent therefore care must be taken and never let smaller pets around this breed. Being having a strong prey drive, it can hunt them. Generally good with those he knows but can show aggression towards unfamiliar persons. In order to curb out the unwanted behavioral issues, you should socialized well your dogs in early ages along with positive training.

Grand Gascon Saintongeois and Grooming

The short, fine and smooth coat of the Grand Gascon Santaingeois needs a minimal grooming. It should be properly brushed on the regular basis in order to make its fine coat tidy and shiny without dead hairs. Its ears are pendant that needs special attention to avoid any ear infection.

Grand Gascon Saintongeois Health Issues

Relatively a healthy breed, but some can prone to ear infections.

Grand Gascon Saintongeois Training

They are intelligent and training these dogs is not an issue or they never pose any challenge during training. They would like to respond respectfully to positive training methods. An outstanding family companion, the Grand Gascon Saintongeois eagerly strives to please the owners and would always like to learn given commands in the short time. Though, it is an intelligent and trainable dog but sometimes, it can tend to be stubborn. It will need a firm yet gentle human handler for training.

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Grand Gascon Saintongeois Exercise

The breed is most probably well suited to kennel life or houses with large but enclosed and fenced yards. Being a working breed, it would like to have plenty of daily exercises for its fitness. You should never keep them in an apartment with improper daily physical exertion and activities. Never left it alone for prolong periods because it will get boring and may become destructive. It will excel in large spaces. It must have at least a long walk when not applied on any hunting task.

Grand Gascon Saintongeois Recognition

. The FCI & UKC recognized the Gascon Saintongeois.

Grand Gascon Saintongeois Group

The Gascon Saintongeois fall in following groups:

UKC Scenthound.

FCI

Grand Gascon Saintongeois Talents

The Gascon Saintongeois talents are:

Agility

Hunting

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