La hare hunting it can be considered a real art. Enthusiasts can be found in any corner of the planet and in Italy there is certainly no shortage of hunters is they prefer this prey. The activity is very versatile but we must not think that it is undemanding. Success is guaranteed if you can pull off one uncommon patience and a knowledge of habits of the animal, fast and smart par excellence.
Il ideal dog to take part in this thrilling hunt is undoubtedly the Bracco d'Ariège, which is also known as Bracco of Toulouse. Its features make it the right auxiliary like steady breed and carry-over. The hare it is only one of the prey with which it can be exploited, since it gets along very well with all the game birds. Another point in its favor is theadaptation unique to all terrainsi, primarily those of the mountains.
Physical appearance and characteristics
Il hound of Ariege, as you can easily guess from the name of French origin, to be precise in the Pyrenean part of France. The roots of this species can be found in the ancient varieties of French hound.
To ensure that the species had unique characteristics compared to other hounds, the breed in the course of early nineteenth century, was made cross with the native bracchi of the southern area of the nation and with that of Saint Germain.
The selection was designed to have an animal that had certain characteristics of both. In fact, if from the first the hound of Ariege took the white coat and orange, from the second bought elegance and lightness.
Right from the start, the species was widely used by hunters for all types of prey. Over the centuries the breed has gone slowly decaying, until it almost disappears. Only in the last few decades has it returned to being protagonist of the hunting activity negli Years' 90 by some enthusiasts, who appreciated its physical characteristics.
It is a medium-sized dog, powerful, robust and vigorous in appearance. It is a powerful and agile animal. The thin legs, straight and extremely muscular, they are also strong, sturdy and long. This means that the dog is during the run, that the normal walk always keeps a safe course, But also a elegant bearing and harmonious.
Another physical characteristic of the bracco is that of having the long head, eyes slightly ovals, which are characterized by the dark amber or brown color. The difference depends solely on the color of the coat.
The hound's fur is characterized by short and shiny coat. While it is denser on the head and ears, it is softer in the inner layer of the body. The coat color is generally pale orange in some cases brown, with white spots.
La queue, thick at the base, thins out towards the tip even if it is usually cut to avoid possible obstacles during the hunt.
While the men can measure between 60 and 67 centimeters, females are slightly less large, they are more or less between 56 and 65 centimeters. The weight does not exceed 30 kilos and the life expectancy of the Bracco d'Ariège is between 12 and 14 years.
Character and temperament of the Bracco d'Ariège
This is not to say that the hound it can only be used in this scope. There versatility and positive character make it a great one companion dog.
Although not widely used in this environment, the hound once home he will know how to pass on to his masters affection and companionship. Ideal if there are children in the house, he manages to become attached to his owners with whom he is playful and loving.
Il hound is an extremely dog balanced which can also get along well with other pets, because it is easy to train.
These characteristics make the bracco the perfect dog to have in the family. Although its preferred habitat is the outdoor places or rural homes, can easily adapt to city apartments and not particularly large in size.
Despite this, if you decide to have it at home, you must remember that it is a dog extremely active and for this reason he tends to get bored easily. So to avoid having the apartment destroyed and disturbing the neighbors with his barking, it is better to take him to places or parks where he can play and vent his exuberance.
How to take care of the Bracco d'Ariège
If, on the other hand, he is your faithful companion during hunting trips, every time he comes back it is best to take a few minutes for him to do a thorough check. The greatest risk is that in contact with vegetation, parasites or thorns can come into contact with the skin of your dog. The by the though stays clean for a long time, and just brushing it thoroughly once a week, it might hide parasites dangerous when returning from hunting.
Furthermore, the ears they have a particular shape and therefore could be the place where they hide bacteria and microorganisms. Precisely for this reason it is necessary to check them often and if you notice something particular, you must immediately consult the veterinarian.
As far as the 'supply, as always, you need to consult an expert, but in any case better if it is healthy and balanced.
As previously stated, he is a very active dog and for that very reason to do it stay fit and snappy you have to make time forphysical activity. THE'exercise it must be an essential part of his daily routine to ensure an optimal quality of life.