The Ariegeois is a medium sized, muscular hound standing 19-23 inches at the shoulder; physically sturdy, they have strong chests and straight backs. They also have long, narrow and slightly domed heads with long, floppy ears. The coat is short, fine and mostly white with black markings, plus tan markings on the cheeks and above the eyes; there can be mottling within the white of the coat. The tail is medium-long, tapering to a point. Below is additional Ariegeois information regarding training, exercise and socialization:
These quick-witted hunting companions are easily trained due to their cheerful demeanor and affection for their humans. They are so adept at figuring things out and so non-aggressive that they have even been said to be trained to hunt with unfamiliar partners.
Members of this breed are known for their friendliness towards other dogs since they are both singular and pack hunters. Prey instincts may remain, especially to small, furry critters resembling rabbits so early socialization is necessary to even attempt cohabitation with cats. Ariegeois don't make good watch dogs due to their non aggressive temperament. They are known to be calm and trustworthy with children and have plenty of affection for their families.
Ariegeois will certainly be happy to become fat and lazy if that is the example you set for them. They much prefer outdoor daily exercise on a large property or fenced yard; apartments are not acceptable for this breed. Coursing and driving game may be their favorite activities but as long as you are a physically active owner they should receive enough stimulation.