Great Anglo-French White and Orange Hound

An outstanding hunting dog, the Great Anglo-French White and Orange Hound was widely used at one time, but the breed was still confined within French borders. Now little used, the breed is not very widespread, even in France.

Height 60 to 72 cm
Weight 20 to 30 kg
Life expectancy 10 to 12 years
Home country France

Quick Overview of the Great Anglo-French White and Orange Hound

Temperament

  • Solitary or in a pack
  • Brave and tenacious
  • Friendly and sociable
  • Naturally obedient

Appearance

  • Distinguished with a rather hardy look
  • Powerful and strong physique
  • Durable and fast
  • Large dark eyes

Health

  • Robust and very solid
  • Generally healthy
  • Rarely ill
  • No particular genetic disease

Temperament of the Great Anglo-French White and Orange Hound

Solitary or in a pack, brave, tenacious, fast, gentle and friendly, the Great Anglo-French White and Orange Hound is a sociable and naturally obedient hunting dog.

His education is generally easy as is his socialization.

Tenacious, vigorous, courageous and quick on the hunt, he is tender and gentle with his family, including children in the household.

His socialization is easy, but his education must still be firm and adequate, even if it requires less firmness than the other breeds in his category, because he is less dominant by nature than the other two breeds.

His great intelligence also facilitates his education.

Breed Appearance

great Anglo-French white and orange

Distinguished by his rather hardy appearance, this large dog has a strong, powerful physique.

His build allows the English blood supply to show through his veins.

His muscular silhouette gives a glimpse of his endurance, speed and great capacity for work.

Height

Between 60 and 72 cm (23.62 to 28.35 inches) for the male
Between 60 and 72 cm (23.62 to 28.35 inches) for the female

Weight

Between 20 and 30 kg (44.09 to 66.14 pounds) for the male
Between 20 and 30 kg (44.09 to 66.14 pounds) for the female

Color

The color of his coat can be white and lemon (yellowish) or white and orange.

However, the orange color can't turn to red.

Hair

His hair is short and very fine.

Morphology

His rather broad head has a well defined stop. His dark eyes are very large.

His short ears are slightly rotated and relatively thick.

His black or orange-brown nose is well developed.

His long tail is sometimes lightly lined with hair in the shape of cob.

According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 6, section 1 and is #324

Tips About this breed

Adapted to all game, this excellent tracker and very good hunter can easily hunt on all types of terrain, even the most difficult ones.

Benefiting from two different origins, he combines the vigor and power of his English blood with the throat and nose of his French blood.

It is preferable for him to live in the great outdoors because his need for exercise is innate and vital.

He adapts very well to life in kennels, like most pack dogs.

Health of the Great Anglo-French White and Orange Hound

Rather robust and very solid, this large dog generally enjoys very good health.

He is rarely sick and his life expectancy is still appreciable for a dog of his size.

The breed is not affected by any genetic defect or disease.

GROOMING

As his coat is short-haired, its maintenance is easy.

Brushing from time to time, to remove dead hairs and maintaining a healthy, beautiful coat, is more than enough.

History of this breed

Probably dating from the 16th century and originating from France, the Great Anglo-French White and Orange Hound comes from a cross between English Foxhounds and French dogs, with the addition of a contribution most probably from the Billy.

The supply of English and French blood resulted in a versatile, all-terrain hunting dog that was particularly appreciated towards the end of the 19th century.

Wild boar, foxes, deer and roe deer became his specialities.

Along with the Great Anglo-French White and Black and the Great Anglo-French Tricolor Hound, he is one of the three French breeds of dog that have been crossed with English blood.

This dog of big and small game is efficient whatever the terrain he works on. This passionate hunter is tenacious, courageous, fast and powerful, and is mainly used for this sport. Although he is very friendly with his family, his primary task is hunting in packs or alone.

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