Dog Breed Group: Hunting Dogs
Life Span: 10-12 years
Weight: 28–30 kg
Height: 20–23 inches (52–58 cm), Female: 20–22 inches (50–56 cm)
Origin of Name: The Ariegeois is a breed of dog from the département of Ariège in the Midi-Pyrenées region of southern France.
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Although Aryazov is a relatively new breed, it has ancient roots. This odor hound is a combination of three others; Briquette, Grand Gascon-Santongosis, and Grand Blue de Gascon, all of which have come from France. During the Dark and Middle Ages, hunting with hunters became extremely popular with the French nobility. However, after the French Revolution, the middle class began to hunt and at the same time lost most of their land and privileges during the French nobility struggle. As the middle class could not afford to keep large dogs such as the Grand Gescon-Santongosis and the Baleau de Gescon, they resorted to using briquettes. These dogs became increasingly popular in the newly formed Arise Department, located along the Spanish and Andorra borders. While it is not at all clear, the hunters in Arise finally decided to develop a unique, pure type of briquette. The only thing that can be said with certainty is that the breed, known after its homeland as Aryazov, was developed at some point between 1880 and 1912. The breed liked its ancestors Grand Grandele de Gascogne and much like Gescon-Santongisis, but with the shape of briquettes and preferred game. Aryzio also became one of the most finely constructed of all French scent hounds. After World War 11, the number of the breed had decreased dramatically, but thankfully did not reach significant levels and by the late 1970s, the number was almost at pre-war levels. Despite being known as an excellent hunting dog throughout France, it is rare elsewhere. Although it is unclear whether any Aryzoys have yet been imported into the United States, the breed was given full recognition in 1993 with the United Kennel Club (UKC).