Ariege Brakk (Ariège Pointer): characteristics of the dog breed, photo, character, rules of care and maintenance


  • Country of origin: France
  • The size:
  • Growth:
    58–68 cm
  • The weight:
    25-30 kg
  • Age:
    12-14 years
  • MKF breed group:
  • Brief information

  • Active;
  • With a pronounced hunting instinct;
  • Independent;
  • Stubborn.
  • Origin story

    Unfortunately, information about the ancestors of arrity marriages is mostly lost. Cynologists suggest that the French breeders of the 19th century bred these animals by crossing the Spanish and Italian Braccos, it is also possible the presence of Toulouse blood (the breed is now extinct), the French Braque and the Blue Gascon Hound.

    In France, ariery marriages were recognized as a breed in 1860. As often happens, they called the breed by the name of the area where they were engaged in its withdrawal. During the Second World War there was not before the breeding of hunting dogs, and after its end it turned out that there were practically no left. In 1988, French cynologists “put on the wanted list” of the last representatives of the breed and since 1990 began to restore the livestock of these wonderful animals that retained the type of white royal dogs, crossing them with Saint-Germain and French Bracques. In 1998, the Arriège Braccoi was recognized by the IFF.


    Powerful, fairly large, athletic dog. Bigger and heavier than standard French Hounds. Arriège braccos have long ears folded into a fold, a dewlap on the neck, there is a hook-nosed. The tail is set low and docked at half length. Coat short, close fitting, shiny. The color is usually white-red with spots or specks, red in various shades, there are chestnut dogs with dark spots and specks.


    These dogs were bred specifically for hunting in rough terrain. In addition to the typical qualities of hunting dogs gambling, courage, endurance Ariège bracques are distinguished by physical strength, special tirelessness in pursuing prey and readiness to bring it to the owner intact. Experts note their independence in hunting dogs competently take the initiative, they can run far enough for prey, but always return to deliver it to the owner.

    With Arriège bracques they go hunting for hares, quails, partridges and other medium-sized game.

    Also, if you wish, you can bring up a good guard and watchman from representatives of this breed.

    Ariege Brakk (Ariège Pointer): characteristics of the dog breed, photo, character, rules of care and maintenance

    Difficulties in education creates the independent nature of the dog. The owner will need both patience and perseverance in order to properly train an animal that may not immediately recognize his authority.

    Brakki get along well with the children and household of the owner, other pets are usually treated condescendingly. But still, it’s better not to risk it the percentage of cases when the hunting instinct suddenly wakes up in a dog is quite large.


    Eyes and claws are treated as needed. Smooth dense coat does not need special care it is enough to comb your pet a couple of times a week. But more attention should be paid to the ears dirt can accumulate in the auricles, water can get in, as a result, otitis media or another inflammatory disease will develop. Ears need to be checked and cleaned regularly.

    Conditions of detention

    This breed is not recommended for keeping in an apartment. In any case, the life of a city dog, with which the owner walks for 15 minutes in the morning and in the evening, will not suit the Ariègian breed. The dog will direct all his energy to the destructive. Ideal option a country house. Moreover, with a spacious area where the dog can realize all his hunting instincts.

    In Russia, it is difficult to buy an Ariège Braque puppy, it is easier to contact hunting or cynological clubs in France. The price of a dog will depend on its natural data and the degree of titled parents an average of 1 thousand. euro and above.

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