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Chien - gris Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Chien - gris so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginFrance
Other Names
What other names does the Chien - gris have? The dog breed also known as...
Gris de Saint-Louis, Grey St Louis Hound, Dun Hound
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Chien - gris recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
Price
How much does the Chien - gris 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? Chien - gris price:
Unavailable
Unfortunately the Chien - gris is an extinct dog breed, so there isn’t any available price range or breeder in the world for purchasing this breed.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Chien - gris size:
LargeMedium
Weight
How much does the Chien - gris weigh? Chien - gris weight:
58-88 pounds (26-40 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Chien - gris? Chien - gris average weight:
73 pounds (33 kg)
Height
How tall is the Chien - gris? Chien - gris height:
20-27 inches (51-69 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Chien - gris average height:
23.5 inches (60 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Chien - gris have? What does this canine coat look like?
Wiry
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Chien - gris's coat?
RedTanWhite
Grooming
How to groom the Chien - gris and how often?
Average: The Chien - gris requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential. Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Chien - gris, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Chien - gris dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Gris de Saint-Louis? Chien - gris shedding level:
Chien - griss shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car covered by dog hair. Chien - gris dogs could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Chien - gris have? What characteristics does the breed have?
HuntingFriendlyAffectionateLoyal
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Chien - gris? Are they intelligent?
Average: Chien - gris's has average obedience intelligence. Patience is needed for teaching this breed to any tricks and commands though, but it's worth the effort. They understand and memorize new commands in 25-40 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 50% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Chien - gris dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Chien - griss are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Chien - griss, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Chien - gris sensitivity:
Chien - griss 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?
Chien - griss are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Gris de Saint-Louis need? Chien - gris social needs:
Chien - griss need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Barking
Do Chien - gris dogs bark a lot? Why does my Grey St Louis Hound bark?
Average: The Chien - gris barks occasionally. 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 Chien - gris good as a watchdog?
Chien - griss are not the best watchdogs. They aren't very territorial and protective about their property, so they probably won't alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Chien - gris dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Chien - griss are not the best to protect their territory. Better to have the protection of your house and property supervised by others.
Biting Potential
Do Chien - gris bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Gris de Saint-Louis? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Chien - gris? Why do dog bites happen?
Moderate
The Chien - gris has an average 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 Chien - gris do?
Chien - griss have an average 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 Chien - griss need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Chien - gris to run away? Does this breed wander a lot? Does Chien - gris roam?
Wanderlust potential of the Chien - gris is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Chien - gris have high prey drive?
Chien - griss 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 Chien - gris dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Chien - gris good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Chien - griss 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?
Chien - griss adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner. With proper socialization and quality time with the dog can solve this problem.
Fighting Dog
Where Chien - gris 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?
Chien - griss are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Chien - gris dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Chien - gris and children:
Chien - griss are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Chien - gris dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Chien - griss are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Chien - gris good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Chien - gris dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Chien - griss are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly
Are Chien - griss good office dogs? Do Chien - griss make good office friendly dogs? Can Chien - griss be ofiice dogs?
Yes
Chien - gris is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Chien - gris dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Gris de Saint-Louis temperament with senior people? Are Chien - gris dogs good for elderly owners?
Chien - griss are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Chien - gris dogs get along with other pets? Are Chien - gris dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Chien - griss usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Chien - gris breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Chien - griss are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Chien - gris 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). Chien - gris is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Chien - gris 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. Chien - gris is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Chien - gris 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. Chien - gris is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Chien - gris 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 Chien - gris is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Chien - gris be a boat dog?
Not really
Chien - gris breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Chien - gris 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. Chien - gris is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Chien - gris dogs have health problems?
Chien - griss are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Life Expectancy
How long do Chien - gris dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Chien - gris be?
9-11 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Chien - gris breed hypoallergenic?
No
Chien - griss 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 Chien - gris have?
Chien - griss are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Chien - gris dogs require per day?
Chien - griss 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?
Chien - griss don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Chien - gris need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
2.5 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Chien - gris risk for obesity:
Average to High. If you don't pay attention to the Chien - gris's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk 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 Chien - gris'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 Chien - gris 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 Chien - gris drool?
The Chien - gris is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. 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 does it take to have Chien - gris puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Chien - gris: 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 Chien - gris 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 Chien - gris have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4-6 puppies

Pros & Cons of Chien - gris

Pros
  • Health Issues: Chien - griss are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Shedding Level: Chien - griss shed none to minimal.
  • Office Friendly: Chien - gris is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
  • Good For First Time Owners: Chien - griss are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Chien - griss don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Chien - griss are not apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Average to High.
  • Watchdog Ability: Chien - griss are not the best watchdogs.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Wanderlust potential of the Chien - gris is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Cat Friendly: Chien - griss are not the most cat-friendly dogs.

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