Health and Care
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.
History of the Petit Gascon-Saintongeois
Is the Petit Gascon-Saintongeois Right for You?
- gets along well with children and other dogs
- fairly easy to train
- does best with a yard
- can adapt to hot and cold climates
- short coat requires little care
- has a moderate activity level
- lives 11-12 years