Dog Breed

Ariege Pointer

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Full Name
Ariege Pointer
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Life Span
12 - 14 years
55 - 66 pounds

Loyal, playful, friendly, independent, skilled, forgetful, docile, easily trainable

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    Family Considerations
    Child Friendly

    Is the Ariege Pointer good with children?

    Unfortunately, the Ariege Pointer is not automatically well suited with children and we would not recommend for homes with very small children unless early socialization with children is taken seriously.
    Stranger Friendly

    Is the Ariege Pointer friendly with strangers?

    The Ariege Pointer is about average in how friendly they are with strangers. They can be timid or protective, but with proper training and socialization can be fine for any household.
    Dog Friendly

    Is the Ariege Pointer friendly with other dogs?

    The Ariege Pointer is not naturally friendly with other dogs, but with a good amount of early socialization as a puppy they can learn to get along with most breeds of dog. Proper training is required before letting the Ariege Pointer go off-leash or to dog parks.
    Likes to Cuddle

    Does the Ariege Pointer like to cuddle?

    The Ariege Pointer loves physical affection and cuddles. If you're looking for a cuddle partner you may have found the one!

    Does the Ariege Pointer like to play?

    The Ariege Pointer will almost always be ready for play! The Ariege Pointer is great for a family with children, or otherwise, an environment that is always ready for play.
    Service Dog Ability

    Does the Ariege Pointer make a good service dog?

    Historically, the Ariege Pointer has never been used as a service dog and really would not be a good fit.
    Overall Ease of Breed
    Ease for Novice

    Is the Ariege Pointer good for first-time owners?

    The Ariege Pointer is not the easiest breed for first-time owners, but can certainly still work out if the owner is willing to put the time into training and exercise.
    Training Potential

    How well can the Ariege Pointer be trained?

    The Ariege Pointer is about average when it comes to training potential. The Ariege Pointer can be seen in competitions and can have advanced training, but it would require much dedication and oftentimes professional training.
    Amount of Shedding

    Does the Ariege Pointer shed a lot?

    The Ariege Pointer does shed, but less than average.
    Ease of Grooming

    Is the Ariege Pointer easy to groom?

    The Ariege Pointer requires a good amount of grooming work. It is possible to do it yourself, but you need to plan on dedicating weekly grooming sessions at the minimum.
    Exercise Need

    Does the Ariege Pointer need a lot of exercise?

    The Ariege Pointer requires some daily exercise, but daily walks should be enough. The Ariege Pointer appreciates going outside and on daily walks, but they will be ok without anything overly athletic.

    How smart is the Ariege Pointer?

    The Ariege Pointer has average intelligence. They are smart and witty, but do not need to be constantly challenged mentally, as some other breeds.
    Amount of Barking

    How much does the Ariege Pointer bark? Does the Ariege Pointer bark too much?

    The Ariege Pointer barks a lot. This is important to consider with your living situation- will it be ok when you leave them at home alone or will they disrupt the neighbors? The Ariege Pointer will oftentimes bark just to express their thoughts... even just to be heard!
    Guard Dog Ability

    Is the Ariege Pointer a good guard dog?

    The Ariege Pointer is not typically used as a guard dog, although they can be alert and oftentimes notify you if there is a stranger at the door or otherwise something to be concerned over.
    Tolerates Being Alone

    Is the Ariege Pointer good at staying alone? Is the Ariege Pointer independent?

    The Ariege Pointer considers their owner part of the "pack" and hates being left behind. This can be a good thing for someone looking for an emotional support dog who is loyal and always by their side, but bad if the dog will need to be left at home alone for extended periods.
    Home and Environment Considerations
    Good for Apartment Living

    Is the Ariege Pointer a good apartment dog?

    The Ariege Pointer is an excellent dog breed for an apartment. Some daily exercise is still important, but if they get that then the apartment will be more than enough for them to call home.

    How big is the Ariege Pointer?

    The Ariege Pointer is one of the smallest dog breeds- suited well for apartment living and very convenient for travel.
    Tolerates Heat

    How much does the Ariege Pointer tolerate hot weather? When is it too hot for a Ariege Pointer?

    The Ariege Pointer can tolerate some heat, but should not be over-exposed to hot weather. In general, they can live in hot weather climates, but would do best with air conditioning or at least a fan in their home, especially where they sleep.
    Tolerates Cold

    How much does the Ariege Pointer tolerate cold weather? When is it too cold for a Ariege Pointer?

    The Ariege Pointer does not tolerate cold weather at all, and we would not recommend having a Ariege Pointer if you live in a cold weather climate.
    Potential to Run Away

    Does the Ariege Pointer try to run away?

    The Ariege Pointer is very unlikely to run away. Of course, precautions should always be taken, and every dog is unique, but with a Ariege Pointer it is very likely they will naturally follow you, even when they are off-leash.
    Physical Characteristics
    General Health

    Is the Ariege Pointer a healthy dog? The health of a Ariege Pointer should be measured not just by how many years they live, but also by how many health issues they've had. It is important to know which health conditions your breed is prone to- hip problems, eye problems, bloating, and arthritis are all common dog health problems.

    The Ariege Pointer is very healthy, but it is still important to feed the Ariege Pointer high-quality food and to live a healthy lifestyle.
    Energy Level

    How energetic is the Ariege Pointer?

    The Ariege Pointer has some energy and requires daily walks, but overall the Ariege Pointer has less energy than average.
    Amount of Drooling

    How much does the Ariege Pointer drool?

    The Ariege Pointer does not drool at all.
    Prey Drive

    Does the Ariege Pointer have a large prey drive? Does the Ariege Pointer like to chase birds, cats, and other small animals?

    The Ariege Pointer has some prey drive, so should not be left alone with very small animals such as birds, mice, or gerbils, but with some gradual introduction should be fine living with a cat in the same home.

    Is the Ariege Pointer atheltic?

    The Ariege Pointer can have athletic moments, and bursts of speed, but does not have the endurance as other highly athletic dog breeds. They would do great for occasional jogs, but probably not the best for long-distance runs or anything more athletic than that.
  1. Toy
  2. Ariege Pointer
The Ariege Pointer is a purebred dog that falls within the larger Toy dog breed group.
Toy group: Toy dogs are primarily characterized by their very small size. But don't let that fool you- if anything their personality and tenacity is higher than the average dog. In fact, even their protective instincts are above average! In fact, because of that it is crucial they get socialization with children and other dogs from an early age. Because the toy dog is both small and primarily bred for home companionship, they make excellent additions for a wide range of families. There are also practical benefits with toy dogs- they are great for apartment living, and traveling. Toy dogs are also loyal and love to cuddle, making them the ideal lap dog.

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