Greater Saintongeois Gascony

region France
cut 60 - 70cm
weight 31 - 36kg
hair  short
dress skin is pink under white fleece and black under black fleece
head relatively dry, oblong in shape
eyes amber
ear thin and slightly turned
tail thick at its root and tapering towards the tip worn elegantly
behaviour amiable, intelligent, rarely grabbing or biting, he has a great capacity for assimilation
federation FCI Nomenclature Group 6, Section 1, No. 21
Care: easy to care for, brush daily Utility: good house and hunting dog, requires a lot of movement Life expectancy: 11 - 12 years
The Grand Gascogne Saintongeois, in its country of origin also called Virelade according to its creator, is the result of a cross between the Grand Bleu de Gascogne and the Saintongeois, which was created by Baron Joseph de Carayon Latour de Virelade around the middle of the 19th century. Since then, he has been perfected and is now one of the most popular pack dogs in the South of France. It is very fast, accommodating and is particularly suitable for hunting hares, roe deer and stags.