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Ariege Pointer Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Ariege Pointer so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginFrance
Other Names
What other names does the Ariege Pointer have? The dog breed also known as...
Braque de l’Ariège, Ariege Pointing Dog
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Ariege Pointer recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Ariege Pointer recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
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? Ariege Pointer price:
$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 Ariege Pointer for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Ariege Pointer gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Ariege Pointer size:
Large
Weight
How much does the Ariege Pointer weigh? Ariege Pointer weight:
25–30 kg
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Ariege Pointer? Ariege Pointer average weight:
25–30 kg
Height
How tall is the Ariege Pointer? Ariege Pointer height:
Male: 24–26 inches (60–67 cm), Female: 22–26 inches (56–65 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Ariege Pointer average height:
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 breed's coat? What color is a proper Ariege Pointer's 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 Pointer dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Braque de l’Ariège? Ariege Pointer shedding level:
Ariege Pointers are low shedders. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Ariege Pointer have? What characteristics does the breed have?
DocileIndependentRobustEnergeticQuickTrainable
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Ariege Pointer? Are they intelligent?
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 Pointer dogs 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 is this breed?
The Ariege Pointer is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Ariege Pointer sensitivity:
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 moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Ariege Pointers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. 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 the Braque de l’Ariège need? Ariege Pointer social needs:
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 Pointer dogs bark a lot? Why does my Ariege Pointing 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
Is Ariege Pointer good as a watchdog?
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
Do Ariege Pointer dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Ariege Pointers are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend his territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Ariege Pointer bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Braque de l’Ariège? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Ariege Pointer? 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?
Ariege Pointers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not 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? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Ariege Pointer roam?
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? Does Ariege Pointer have high 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 Pointer dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Ariege Pointer good as an apartment dog? 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 adaptable and easy-going?
Ariege Pointers don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't like moving from one place to another.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Ariege Pointers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog
Where Ariege Pointer dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Ariege Pointers are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Ariege Pointer dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Ariege Pointer and children:
Ariege Pointers are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Ariege Pointer dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Ariege Pointers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Ariege Pointer good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Ariege Pointer dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other 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.
Office Friendly
Are Ariege Pointers good office dogs? Do Ariege Pointers make good office friendly dogs? Can Ariege Pointers be office dogs?
Yes
Ariege Pointer is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Ariege Pointer dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Braque de l’Ariège temperament with senior people? Are Ariege Pointer dogs good for elderly owners?
Ariege Pointers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Ariege Pointer dogs get along with other pets? Are Ariege Pointer dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Ariege Pointers are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Ariege Pointer breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Ariege Pointers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Ariege Pointer be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Ariege Pointer is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Ariege Pointer be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Ariege Pointer is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Ariege Pointer be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Ariege Pointer is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Ariege Pointer be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Ariege Pointer is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Ariege Pointer be a boat dog?
Not really
Ariege Pointer breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Ariege Pointer be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Ariege Pointer is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Ariege Pointer dogs have health problems?
The Ariege Pointer is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Life Expectancy
How long do Ariege Pointer dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Ariege Pointer be?
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?
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 Pointer dogs 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? Ariege Pointer 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 hot and cold weather & climate?
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
Does the Ariege Pointer 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's pregnancy last? How long is the Ariege Pointer pregnant? How long does it take to have this dog puppies? Ariege Pointer pregnancy time period:
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? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Ariege Pointer have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
3-5 puppies

Pros & Cons of Ariege Pointer

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Very smart: Ariege Pointer is an excellent dog breed.
  • Trainability: Ariege Pointers are very easy to train.
  • Grooming: Effortless: The Ariege Pointer requires minimal grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Ariege Pointers are low shedders.
  • Drooling tendency: The Ariege Pointer is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Watchdog Ability: Ariege Pointers are good watchdogs.
  • Child Friendly: Ariege Pointers are very kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Ariege Pointers are very dog-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Ariege Pointer is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Ariege Pointers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Ariege Pointers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Ariege Pointers are not apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Mouthiness: Ariege Pointers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Adaptability: Ariege Pointers don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Ariege Pointers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Ariege Pointers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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