Monday, September 16, 2013

Rare Breed Monday: Great Anglo-French Tricolor Hound

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The Great Anglo French Tricolor Hound is a result of crossing English and French hounds in the sixteenth century. 

There are actually seven breeds described as Anglo-Francais and Francais hounds that all share a common past, and the Great Anglo-French Tricolor Hound is the variety with the most English blood.

These dogs are hardy, strong, brave, and tenacious, and they love to hunt. They're often used for hunting large game, and they work in packs. Large packs.

As an adult, they normally weigh around 75 lbs and grow to around 24-28 inches at the withers. They lave long legs, long drop ears, and a long tail. The double coat should be tricolored: black, white, and tan.

They can be somewhat stubborn and require training. The Great Anglo-French Tricolor Hound is rarely kept as purely a pet; it's a working dog that requires extensive space and lots of exercise. They also need regular brushing.

2 comments:

  1. My mom says that most hounds are rather stubborn. I don't understand why she thinks that???

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    1. I don't know where she could get such an idea. You're certainly not stubborn, are you? ;-)

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