Anglo-Français de Petite Vénerie

Designed for hunting and specialized as a pack dog, the Anglo-Francais de Petite Vénerie is also an excellent companion dog. He is very much appreciated by all types of families but especially by hunting ones who can combine his good family character with his great aptitudes as a hound for hunting small or big game.

Height 48 to 56 cm
Weight 25 to 35 kg
Life expectancy 11 to 13 years
Hair Loss Low
Excercise Need High
Home country France

Quick Overview of the Anglo-Français de Petite Vénerie

Temperament

  • Smart and fast
  • Tireless worker
  • Easy to train
  • High adaptability

Appearance

  • Solidly built
  • Not heavy
  • Smooth, close and very short coat
  • Big brown eyes

Health

  • Excellent health
  • Rarely ill
  • No particular pathology

Temperament of the Anglo-Français de Petite Vénerie

Intelligent and fast, he is an excellent hunting dog with great stamina. Alone or in a pack, he can hunt all kinds of game. He is very happy with his fellow dogs and likes life in family or  pack. He prefers pack life to city life alone.

He is a tireless worker and very easy to train. All climates and terrains suit him well. He has a great capacity of adaptation but as he is very exuberant, he prefers the countryside to the city where he will be able to spend his energy regularly and as he pleases.

This gentle, affectionate family companion with great hunting skills is much more suited to outdoor life than city life. Even if he can adapt as a city dog, he will always prefer the great outdoors where he can spend all his energy.

His exuberance and energy make the countryside and its large meadows very attractive to the Anglo-Français de Petite Vénerie. His education is easy and because of his very sociable nature, no special requirements are necessary.

For hunters or families living in the country, he will be very easy to train. For city dwellers who want to own such a dog, it will be necessary to provide him with daily exercise in a very large space to prevent him from losing his sociable and friendly character.

Whether he is with his family or hunting, he is affectionate and obedient. Whether in a pack or alone, his good character is always present as long as he benefits from large spaces to thrive.

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Breed Appearance

Anglo-French of little veneration

Solidly built, this well balanced dog is completely devoid of heaviness. His French dog silhouette is very well defined.

Height

Between 48 and 56 cm (18.90 to 22.05 inches) for the male
Between 48 and 56 cm (18.90 to 22.05 inches) for the female

Weight

Between 25 and 35 kg (55.12 to 77.16 pounds) for the male
Between 25 and 35 kg (55.12 to 77.16 pounds) for the female

Color

His dress can be tricolor, either white and black with lighter shades. It can also be bicolored, either white and orange.

Hair

His coat is smooth, close and very short.

Morphology

His head is elongated. His large brown eyes have a lively but very soft expression. His flexible, folded ears are set above the eye line. His nose is black or tobacco color depending on the coat color. His tail is rather fine and medium length.

According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 6, section 1 and is #186

Characteristics of the Anglo-Français de Petite Vénerie

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Life in an apartment
Good first dog
Tolerates solitude
Tolerates cold weather
Tolerates hot weather
Affectionate
Friendly with children
Friendly with strangers
Friendly with other animals
Hair loss
Drooling level
Easy to care for
Robust health
Easy to train
Intelligent
Tendency to bark
Tendency to nibble
Protective
Instinct to hunt
Adventurous spirit
Energy level
Level of intensity
Need for exercise
Playful

Price and monthly budget

Price you can expect to pay for a Anglo-Français de Petite Vénerie puppy: between 400 € / $ 475 / £364 and 600 € / $ 712 / £546
These prices are indicative and may vary from breeder to breeder

Tips About this breed

This gentle, affectionate family companion with great hunting skills is much better suited for outdoor life than for life in the big city. Even if he can adapt as a city dog, he will always prefer the great outdoors where he can spend his overflowing energy.

His exuberance and need to spend his energy make the countryside and large meadows very attractive to the Anglo-François de Petite Vénerie. His education doesn't require specific skills as he is easy and very sociable.


For hunters or families living in the country, he will be very easy to train. For city dwellers who want to own such a dog, it will be necessary to provide him with daily exercise in a very large space to prevent him from losing his sociable and friendly character.

Whether he is with his family or hunting, he is affectionate and obedient. Whether he is in a pack or alone, his good character is always present as long as he benefits from wide open spaces to thrive.

Health of the Anglo-Français de Petite Vénerie

In excellent health, he is rarely ill. No particular pathology affects the breed.

GROOMING

Even if his coat is short-haired, it is better to brush him every day. He loves brushing and daily brushing will prevent irritation caused by excess of hair.

History of this breed

Looking very much like the Anglo-Français de Grande Vénerie, he is a cross between the Petit Bleu de Gascogne, the Petit Gascon-Saintongeois, the Poitevin, the Porcelaine and the English Harrier.

Created very recently, the breed only received its official standard in 1978. At the same time it received its official name. First known as the Petit Anglo-Français, he was apparently conceived around the 16th century.

Since the 50's, he has been used as a pack dog to hunt foxes, roe deer, wild boar and deer. Even if he can be used for gun hunting, he is now mainly used as a pack dog. Nowadays he specializes in hares, but can adapt to all kinds of terrain and game.

The Anglo-Français de Petite Vénerie is highly appreciated for his great hunting skills.

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