Petit Gascon Saintongeois

The Petit Gascon Saintongeois belongs to the hounding breeding group, with talents as a hunting dog and watch dog. It originated in France, known for its keen hunting skills with small game such as hare. It has all the characteristics of the Grand Gascon, just smaller. That's because the smallest puppies in the litters of the Grand breed were selected to create the Petit breed. Developed in the first part of the 20th century, this dog has speed, agility, bravery and excellent scenting abilities on its side.

The Petit Gascon Saintongeois grows to between 18 and 22 inches tall, with a weight of between 53 and 55 lbs. This medium sized, well-proportioned hound features a white and black coat, mostly white with speckles of black. The back of the thigh bears a mahogany marking, which is used to identity this rare breed. This dog has a domed skull, black nose, oval-shaped eyes, thin ears, deep and wide chest, muscular shoulders and short yet coarse coat that protects it from the cold. Personality: Tenacity, friendliness, intelligence and attentiveness are all character traits of this breed. Its steady temperament makes it a very good family pet, as it's particularly gentle with children. This smart dog is amiable and easy to train with positive reinforcement. It learns fast but does not like strangers at first and will protect its family. Because it's used to pack hunting, the Petit Gascon Saintongeois gets along with other dogs. It needs lots of physical exercise and does best in a home with a large backyard and plenty of opportunities for running about.

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Life Span
10 -14 years
Other Names
Small Gascons-Saintongeois, Petit Gascon Saintongeois

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Size
Medium

The Petit Gascon Saintongeois grows to between 18 and 22 inches tall, with a weight of between 53 and 55 lbs. This medium sized, well-proportioned hound features a white and black coat, mostly white with speckles of black. The back of the thigh bears a mahogany marking, which is used to identity this rare breed. This dog has a domed skull, black nose, oval-shaped eyes, thin ears, deep and wide chest, muscular shoulders and short yet coarse coat that protects it from the cold.

Behaviour and Personality

Kid Friendliness
Affection Level
Activity Level

Tenacity, friendliness, intelligence and attentiveness are all character traits of this breed. Its steady temperament makes it a very good family pet, as it's particularly gentle with children. This smart dog is amiable and easy to train with positive reinforcement.

It learns fast but does not like strangers at first and will protect its family.

Because it's used to pack hunting, the Petit Gascon Saintongeois gets along with other dogs. It needs lots of physical exercise and does best in a home with a large backyard and plenty of opportunities for running about.

Appearance

Shedding
Moderate
Grooming
Low maintenance

Very little is needed in regards to grooming, although a weekly brushing of its coat is a good idea. Special clean up is required after a hunting trip, so be sure to clean the eyes and ears so no infections occur.

Breed's Talents and Facts

Training
Easy to train
  • The dog can sometimes look like it has four eyes, thanks to the tan points above the eyes
  • You'll need to walk this dog at least once a day to address his need for daily physical activity
  • It has a powerful, commanding voice and responds well to obedience training from its owner
  • This dog is also called Small Gascon Saintongeois
  • The life expectancy of the Petit Gascon Saintongeois is between 10 and 14 years

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Common Health Conditions in Petit Gascon Saintongeoiss

There are no documented health problems for this rare breed.

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