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Ariege Pointer

Origin France
GroupGun Dog
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Other Names
What other names does the Ariege Pointer have? The breed also known as...
Braque de l’Ariège, Ariege Pointing Dog
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
Price
How much does the Ariege Pointer puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it?
$600-$800
If you choose to purchase the Ariege Pointer, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a dog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Ariege Pointer gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What is the Ariege Pointer's size? How big is this dog?
Large
Weight
How much does the Ariege Pointer weigh?
25–30 kg
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of this canine?
25–30 kg
Height
How tall is the Ariege Pointer?
Male: 24–26 inches (60–67 cm), Female: 22–26 inches (56–65 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido?
Male: 24–26 inches (60–67 cm), Female: 22–26 inches (56–65 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Ariege Pointer have? What does this canine coat look like?
Fine
Colors
What color is the Ariege Pointer's coat? What color is a proper this fido coat?
BrownWhiteOrangeFawn tickedFawnBrown ticked
Grooming
How to groom the Ariege Pointer and how often?
Effortless: The Ariege Pointer requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. Ariege Pointer is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Ariege Pointers shed? How to control, reduce and prevent this canine shedding?
Ariege Pointers shed quite a little. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of the hair loss mostly depends on their health status and breed type. Ariege Pointers could be a good choice if you don't really like dog hair.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Ariege Pointer have?
DocileIndependentRobustEnergeticQuickTrainable
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Ariege Pointer?
Very smart: Ariege Pointer is an excellent dog breed. You can teach them many tricks and commands. The limit is your creativity. They understand and memorize new commands in 5-15 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 85% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Ariege Pointers easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Ariege Pointers are very easy to train. They easily find out the association between commands and actions.
Playfulness
How playful dog breed is this dog?
The Ariege Pointer is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive is it?
Ariege Pointers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for a moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Ariege Pointers are loving and affectionate dogs. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does need this dog?
Ariege Pointers are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Ariege Pointers bark a lot? Why does my dog bark?
High: The Ariege Pointer is a very vocal breed. Definitely not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often enjoy barking and howling loudly. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Are Ariege Pointers good watchdogs?
Ariege Pointers are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Ariege Pointers will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Does this canine have an aggressive/protective behavior of their territory/property?
Ariege Pointers are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective to their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend his territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
How likely are you to get bite from this dog? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Ariege Pointer has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Ariege Pointer do? How big is the mouthiness potential of this breed?
Ariege Pointers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not an aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Ariege Pointers need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Ariege Pointer to run away? This dog wanderlust potential:
Ariege Pointers have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive?
Ariege Pointers have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Ariege Pointers are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on leash.
Apartment Friendly
Are Ariege Pointers good apartment dogs? Can they live in a flat?
Ariege Pointers are not apartment-friendly dogs. If you don't have a garden, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Adaptability
Are they adaptive and easy to handle?
Ariege Pointers don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't like moving from one place to another.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they good with strangers? Are they friendly with strangers?
Ariege Pointers are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Ariege Pointers kid-friendly dogs? Are they good with young children?
Ariege Pointers are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Ariege Pointers get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido temperament with cats?
Ariege Pointers are average friendly dogs towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Are they dog-friendly with other dogs? How well do Ariege Pointers get along with dogs? What is this canine temperament with dogs?
Ariege Pointers are very dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Ariege Pointer can be a great choice.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Are they healthy breed? Do Ariege Pointers have health problems?
Ariege Pointers are healthy dogs, but there are some health issues you may have to check on regularly at the vet.
Life Expectancy
How long do Ariege Pointers live? What is this dog average life span?
10-13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Ariege Pointer breed hypoallergenic?
No
Ariege Pointers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Ariege Pointer have? How high is the energy level of this fido?
Ariege Pointers are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Ariege Pointers require per day?
Ariege Pointers need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Ariege Pointers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Ariege Pointer need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? The risk for obesity:
Average. The Ariege Pointer has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Ariege Pointer's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate cold and hot weather?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Ariege Pointer has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Do they drool? How much does it drool?
The Ariege Pointer is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Ariege Pointer could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Ariege Pointer. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog pregnancy last? How long does it take to have a few puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Ariege Pointer: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Ariege Pointer have a litter? Twice a year (maximum)
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Ariege Pointer have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
3-5 puppies

Advantages

  • Grooming: Effortless: The Ariege Pointer requires minimal grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Ariege Pointers shed quite a little.
  • Drooling tendency: The Ariege Pointer is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Intelligent Rank: Very smart: Ariege Pointer is an excellent dog breed.
  • Watchdog Ability: Ariege Pointers are good watchdogs.
  • Trainability: Ariege Pointers are very easy to train.

Disadvantages

  • Hypoallergenic: Ariege Pointers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Barking: High: The Ariege Pointer is a very vocal breed.
  • Mouthiness: Ariege Pointers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Apartment Friendly: Ariege Pointers are not apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Adaptability: Ariege Pointers don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.

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