Gascon saintongeois adult black and white

Gascon Saintongeois

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.

About the Gascon Saintongeois

The Grand is a well built dog that exudes elegance and strength. This is a typically French type in terms of head, colour 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.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

FCI Group 6
Size category
Avg life expectancy
12–14 years

Determined / Calm / Loving / Obedient

Key facts

  • Requires minimal grooming
  • Enjoys training
  • Needs a lot of exercise
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