Get to know the Gascon Saintongeois
All you need to know about the breed
With their big brown eyes and outsize floppy ears, not to mention a smooth, sometimes speckled coat in shades of black, tan and white, the Gascon Saintongeois is undoubtedly a beautiful breed. But they have much more to offer than aesthetics: these large powerful hounds were developed for their tracking abilities and endurance but make tranquil companions at home – provided they get enough exercise.
Gascon Saintongeois dogs were bred to be part of a pack so you should find them to be gregarious companions, at ease with their humans and with other dogs. The flipside is that they do not take well to being left alone for long periods.
They are not an ideal choice for households with small pets such as guinea pigs or hamsters – their prey drive is still strong. For the same reason, if they are let off the lead for exercise it needs to be in a safely enclosed space. Gascon Saintongeois dogs are a good natured breed and respond well to training – just make sure any food rewards that you use come out of their daily rations to avoid them becoming overweight.
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From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your Gascon Saintongeois
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