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Gascon Saintongeois

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Original Name : Gascon Saintongeois

Τυπος : Braccoid

Μεγεθος αρσενικου : Grand: 25½-28½ inches, Petit: 22-24½ inches

Μεγεθος θηλυκου : Grand: 24½-26¾ inches, Petit: 21¼-23¼ inches

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Χωρα προελευσης : France

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The Grand is a well built dog that exudes elegance and strength. This is a typically French type in terms of head, color and expression. The Petit is a distinguished, well proportioned, medium-sized dog. An instinctive pack hound, the Gascon Saintongeois is an enterprising dog with a fine sense of smell that gives good tongue. Calm and affectionate, it has no problem following commands.

Κεφαλι+

Diverging lines of skull and muzzle.

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Well supported back not excessively long, well attached, fairly muscular loins, sloping slightly croup of good width, broad, long chest.

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White with black patches, sometimes speckled but not excessively so.

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Fine, curled, reaching at least the end of the nose.

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Strong set, tapering to the tip, reaching the hock, carried elegantly like a saber.

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Short and close.

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Wanting to regenerate the declining Hound of Saintonge breed, in the mid 19th century Count Joseph de Carayon-Latour crossed the last descendants with Baron de Ruble’s Bleus de Gascogne. The result was the creation of the Grand Gascon Saintongeois and the end of the Hound of Saintonge.In the mid 20th century, a group of hunters in southwest France selected the smallest dogs from their Grand Gascon Saintongeois litters, creating the Petit variety, originally for the purposes of hare hunting.

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The Grand Gascon Saintongeois is employed for shooting and sometimes hunting large game as well as hares, generally in a pack or alone, while the Petit is a versatile hound employed for shooting. Its origins make it an expert hare catcher, although big game are also well within its reach.

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