Small Gascon Saintongeois, Virelade Hound
The Petit Gascon-Saintongeois is a scenthound that was developed to hunt for hare and rabbit, primarily in packs. The ‘Petit’ in their name is not a reference to their size, but rather to the fact that they hunt small prey. Today they are an extremely rare breed, kept almost exclusively by hunters. A larger version exists, the Grand Gascon-Saintongeois.