Anglo-Français de petite vénerie

Anglo-Français de petite vénerie Breed description: Character & Co


General information about the Anglo-Français de petite vénerie

The Anglo-Français de petite vénerie is a French dog breed, as its name suggests. This breed has been recognized by the FCI and belongs to FCI group 6 and section 1.2, under standard number 325. The Anglo-Français de petite vénerie belongs to the category of medium sized running dogs and is used for hunting. "Petite vénerie" means "small hunt", which suggests that the Anglo-Français de petite vénerie is used for hunting small game and small game. The dogs reach an average height of 52 cm and a weight of 15 to 20 kg. An Anglo-Français de petite vénerie can live up to 10 years.

Origin and history

Like many of its French relatives, the Anglo-Français de petite vénerie has its origins in many different dog breeds. The current "form" of this breed was created by crossing the Beagle, the Petit Bleu de Gascogne, the Briquet and the Porcelaine. In principle, the veins of the Anglo-Français de petite vénerie contain blood from various French and English running dogs, all of which were of medium or small size. In 1978, the Anglo-Français de petite vénerie was officially recognized and standardized by the FCI. In the past, this breed was used purely to hunt hares, but today it is used to hunt rabbits, foxes and deer.

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Alternate Name Small English-French hunting dog for the small hunt
Origin France
Life expectancy 10 - 15 years
Care requirements low-maintenance
Activity level high
FCI group Scent hounds
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

The nature of the Anglo-Français de petite vénerie

Characteristic for the Anglo-Français de petite vénerie is his reserve, his friendliness and his calmness. These dogs like to live in a pack and together with people, but they are only conditionally suitable as a pure family dog. But this breed is perfect as a companion and hunting dog. The dogs are very intelligent, persevering and patient. They are very eager to learn and hard-working. As a hunting dog, they are very track loud and keep good contact with their caregiver. Although the Anglo-Français de petite vénerie is quite child-friendly, it is not suitable as a family dog due to its lack of playfulness and its high commitment to work.

Husbandry and use

When keeping an Anglo-Français de petite vénerie, you should make sure that your dog is challenged enough. Hunting dog blood runs through the veins of the Frenchman, and it shows clearly in his behavior. If you live in a small city apartment, keeping such a running dog is not a good idea. You should have plenty of time for long walks and not be averse to sporting activities. Here are a few examples of how you can give your dog a good challenge:

  • Training as a hunting and tracking dog.
  • Agility
  • Popular sports
  • Hiking or cycling
  • DogDancing (only some dogs are suitable for this)
  • Companion dog training
  • Avalanche search dog training


  • independent
  • alive
  • animatedly
  • faithfully
  • athletic
  • patiently
  • intelligent


  • Hunting Dog

Breeding and buying

If you are thinking about buying an Anglo-Français de petite vénerie, you should look for a trustworthy and serious breeder. Unfortunately this breed is hardly bred in Germany and Austria. There is no breeder of the Anglo-Français de petite vénerie listed in the VDH directory, because this breed is almost exclusively bred in France and parts of England. There he costs between 700 and 1000€.


The persistent Frenchman is a hunting dog with heart and soul. His stature is elegant and athletic, his back straight and strong. The build is compact and slender at the same time, while the chest is deep to allow enough room for the lungs. The Anglo-Français de petite vénerie reaches a height at the withers between 48 and 56 cm, with an average weight of 17 kg. The coat of the hunting dog is short and smooth. It can be found in different colours, but the most common colour is tricolour. The coat is black and white with vivid or pale tan markings and a black nose. Sometimes a bicolored dog can be found with the nose sponge the color of tobacco.

Fur length short
Ear shape Floppy Ear
Tail lang
Anatomy slim
Size ♀ 48 - 56 cm
Weight ♀ 15 - 20 kg
Size ♂ 48 - 56 cm
Weight ♂ 15 - 20 kg
Suitable For



Other medium dogs

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