Gascon Saintongeois

Other name: Virelade Hound

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Life expectancy

The Gascon Saintongeois has a life expectancy of between 11 and 13 years




Adult size

Female Between 24 and 27 in
Male Between 26 and 28 in

Adult weight

Female Between 66 and 88 lb
Male Between 66 and 88 lb
Coat colour
White Black Red
Type of coat
Short Hard
Eye colour
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More details about the Gascon Saintongeois

Gascon Saintongeois: Origins and history

In the 19th century, one Baron Joseph de Carayon-LaTour bred the Saintongeois Hound with the Grand Bleu de Gascogne, creating a new breed for the hunting of large game. This aristocratic strain barely survived the French revolution, but although numbers have since climbed he is very rare today even his native land. Beyond those borders, he’s hardly known at all. Yet.

FCI classification of the Gascon Saintongeois

  • Group 6 - Scent hounds and related breeds

  • Section 1 : Scent hounds

Training a Gascon Saintongeois

He is quick to pick up lessons and eager to impress his teacher. A solid dog-human relationship is key to getting good results.

Gascon Saintongeois: Purchase price

We do not have enough data to set an average price. Looking after a dog of this size typically costs between £120 to £200 a month, including food, medical/insurance, and incidental expenses.

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